Tina’s Thoughts

If you’ve lived in Sacramento for a long time, Tina Macuha is one of those local media people, like Stan Atkinson or that Australian guy on KWOD, whose voice and/or image gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling, like Sacramento is a thick wool blanket, smothering the very life out of you. Tina’s current haunt is the traffic desk at Good Day, where every morning she posts an Oprah-esque quote, fresh from the HP Laserjet (today’s was “Feed Your Soul” or something). Her “Sign of the Day,” I see it’s called as I read her bio.

My gut reaction is annoyance, because so often the phrase makes no sense or gives helpful advice only for someone who had just recently said to themselves, “you know, what my life really needs right now is a pat answer to a question I wasn’t asking.” But then the Sacto homer in me kicks in, and I wonder why she has to resort to printing these things up herself and littering her little workspace with them. From the morning show on FM 102 back in the 80s to being an original “Good Day” host, Tina Macuha owns this town. Couldn’t they maybe spare a nice plaque or frame or something? Maybe a graphic?

Author: CoolDMZ

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14 thoughts on “Tina’s Thoughts”

  1. Not to say that you shouldn’t take the Kings for their word, but runnergirl’s comment reminds me of another NBA team I once knew, when I lived in Vancouver.

    The Vancouver Grizzlies had just been sold to a new owner, Michael Heisley, who made all kinds of promises that he wanted to keep the team in the city. The next year he picked up and moved the team to Memphis. I guess it’s never good business to tell your customers you don’t want to be there, until you’ve left.

    Coincidentally, that Vancouver Grizzlies team featured two current Sacramento Kings: Mike Bibby and Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who both started their NBA careers in Vancouver.

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  2. This is off the Tina topic, but since you mentioned Stan Atkinson, I need to weigh in on him. He was the MC at a luncheon I attended for work the other day (as he is at many luncheons/dinners), and he continues to be such a class act well into his golden years.

    Sure, a lot of people grew tired of his, “..and we have news for you (pause, pause, pause) NEXT!” However, he was always the quintessential professional when delivering the news, and he exudes such a friendly and warm demeanor. Who doesn’t love Stan?

    Regarding the previous post on Sac’s aspirations to be like Indy, I was at that luncheon too, and it was just the Chamber’s annual report-back on their study mission to another city. However, the remarks made by John Thomas were totally spontaneous. He actually went up on stage when Tom Stallard (also a local class act and someone everyone wishes they could have as an uncle or grandfather) was moderating a panel discussion, just so he could reassure the audience how much the Maloofs and Kings love being in Sacramento. He was visibly emotional when making his statement, and it was inarguably the highlight of the entire lunch. I realize that doesn’t help the Kings’ playing record, but it was nice to hear.

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  3. The fact that the bio actually calls the laser print outs ‘thought provoking messages’ makes me laugh.

    UPDATE (from CoolDMZ): As far as I can tell, this was the 500th comment written at The Sac Rag. Congrats. No t-shirt this time.

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  4. I always assumed it meant she was a recovering alcoholic but not it occurs to me that she could just be trite. I thought they were like those “one day at a time” bumberstickers you get in AA. That is, that one gets in AA. I don’t have one.

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  5. Funny you should mention the AA stickers, as the thought-provoking messasge for today is, “I don’t have a drinking problem. I drink, I get drunk, I fall down, NO PROBLEM!”

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  6. Tina alias: Jadakaykay, alias: Latoya_kay and so many other’s “screen names”, rants on AOL Black Voices about “white people this, and white people that”, all negative stuff. She was busted out on there and now I’m letting you know how this woman feels, REALLY. She says she works for a “angry white man station”, refer’s to whites as “animal like” because of their hair texture. I just think she’s a big time phony. She also tried to convince BV members she was Courtney Dempsey. The woman has issues!

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  7. I’m disappointed in Stan, to be honest. I can’t believe anyone who used to consider himself a newsman would shill for PG&E, as he does in his recent ads on Measure H. Does he really need the money that badly?

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  8. Terry: when I read that it’s like… words words words, is this person crazy? … *station* … *Courtney Dempsey* and then I realize you’re talking about the same thing we’re talking about. Where are you getting this info?

    Note: when you read this comment, you might also think “is this person crazy?” It’s a relative term.

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  9. adamant: there is a team of doctors willing to vouch for my sanity. one of them lets me play with a teddy bear!

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  10. Tina Macuha is so down to earth and caring person on Good Day Sacramento. What you see is what you get.

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