Burns = Borderline-entertaining at times, but basically a gourmet-liberal with a libertarian veneer. The greatest thing about the program was that Dr. Bill Wattenburg (the scourge of the enviro-whackos) often subbed for Gene.
Rothmann = A liberal on every issue except defense of Israel.
Taliaferro = The definition of moonbattery.
Summary: KSFO kicks talk-radio @$$ in the belly of the Bay Area beast.
I definitely agree with you wrt KSFO, but I take it you know that KGO and KSFO are owned by the same company and work from the same building.
For KGO to can Burns and Taliaferro (absolutely agree, total moonbat, but he has probably been there for 30+ years!) is like (you will forgive my extremely out of date analogies) the Beatles firing Ringo, like Dallas firing Larry Hagman as JR Ewing. In the SF Bay Area where stuff never changes (they still idolize hippies up here and like the Grateful Dead) this is unthinkable!
And then question arises, if KSFO is playing Rush & Hannity & Levin and Ingraham, who the hell are they going to plug those holes with on KGO?