KGO/KSFO President/GM Mickey Luckoff has taken his leave of the stations after a 35-year run. By our math, that would put Gerald Ford in the White House at the beginning of Luckoff’s run, and in addition to the seven presidents we’ve had going back to 1975, he also worked for four owners.
According to Business Wire, Luckoff worked for ABC, Capital Cities, Disney and Citadel while making sure that KGO was among the nation’s legendary stations.
Luckoff let his staff in on the news with the following message: “The memories and honors we have shared together are truly extraordinary: 12 Marconi Awards; two Edward R. Murrow Awards; the first major station in the country to ‘Go Solar;’ 37 years of Cal Football; the ‘great years’ with the 49ers; raising $18 million for Leukemia and Lymphoma research; helping those less fortunate through our Thanksgiving Charities; launching, nurturing and sustaining the best live and local talent in the radio industry; and being on-the-scene for some of the biggest news stories of our lifetime.”
Luckoff did not exactly go quietly. He ripped into Citadel’s top management in comments to the San Francisco Chronicle. Read them here.