Maybe WKYC in Cleveland didn’t think viewers fully understood the depth of cold blanketing the area when it had an ice desk built and had various anchors broadcast from it in the freezing weather.
While most stations were warning viewers to stay out of the cold, WKYC wrote on its website, “With temperatures hitting record lows and the cold being beyond bitter, we wanted a way to showcase just how icy cold Mother Nature can be.”
The desk was built by a local artisan and features a big thermometer in the center to show viewers just how lucky they are they don’t work in local news. During her first turn at the desk, Robin Swoboda started off by rapping a personalized version of “Ice Ice Baby.”
The station is inviting viewers to check out the creation today from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and added, “you’re welcome to take photos.”
With this week’s cold snap, TV stations are looking for ways to show just how cold it is outside. More than a few stations are showing the trick where hot water turns to snow when it’s thrown into the freezing air.
Yesterday in Chicago, both WBBM meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist and WGN morning show reporter Marcus Leshock added to the Windy City’s snow totals with the demo. Leshock also showed how quickly the cold turned a wet t-shirt into what looked like cardboard.
Nichols celebrated 25 years with KMBC in June. According to Bottom Line Communications the sticking point was that the station wanted to move Nichols to evenings but Nichols wanted to stay on mornings.
“I would just say we didn’t want this to happen,” Brown told The Pitch. “We did everything we could to keep him, but in the end, it was his decision.”
BLC is alsoreporting KMBC meteorologist Lisa Teachman‘s contract has not been renewed.
Teachman joined KMBC in 2007.
TVSpy has asked KMBC about Teachman. We will update when we hear back.
On Tuesday’s 10:00 p.m. show Kennedy said, “In a couple of minutes I’m walking out the door and I ain’t coming back.”
“Jeff Kennedy on behalf of your thousands of loyal viewers and everyone here at KWWL,” anchor Ron Steele said in a taped piece after showing a short highlight reel of Kennedy’s work through the years. “We say thank you for your loyalty and your professionalism and we wish you Jolene, Cameron and Charles all the very best.”
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“Short story,” said co-anchor Allison Seymour. “Tucker wanted this weatherman shoe when it first came out. It’s taken, like, a year. But Santa finally got them to you.”
He showed the shoes off on set at 5:00 a.m. and wore them at 8:00 a.m. and told viewers, “About the shoes, I don’t know how much about them other than they’re going to take my weather forecasting to the next level.” Read more
Tulsa’s Andrew Kozak got into the holiday spirit by reciting his version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” for his morning forecast.
The meteorologist for ABC affiliate KTUL started with a rhyming look back at the year that was, then transitioned the doggerel poem to the local forecast that included the line, “But no big storms are brewing, so there’s no need to cower. On Sunday just a 20 percent chance of a shower.”
Morgan joined WXIX in 2010 as the weekend morning meteorologist. She will sign off from the station when her contract expires on December 31. “We certainly don’t blame her for taking his opportunity, because we have a chief (Steve Horstmeyer) and we are very happy with him,” general manager Bill Lanesey told the Enquirer.
Before WXIX, Morgan worked at WMBF in Myrtle Beach and KSNT in Topeka, Kansas.