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Ice Storm Knocks Michigan Station Off Air

ice_towerIce falling from WEYI‘s transmission tower after a weekend ice storm knocked the Flint, MI, NBC affiliate’s local news off the air Saturday.

The station told viewers via facebook that it was shutting down over safety concerns. “To our NBC 25 viewers: Due to the severe threat of falling ice at NBC 25′s broadcast studios, we will not be airing any newscasts Saturday. Our primary concern is for the safety of our employees.”

Meteorologist Jason Adams posted an explanation of what happened with a picture (left), “The tower goes up over 1000 feet. The top is supposed to be orange and white, like the bottom, but the ice was too thick that high to see it.”

The station aired its regular programming including network news. It was back on-air for Sunday’s 6:00 p.m.

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WEYI Says Goodbye to Morning Anchor Elizabeth MacFarland

Flint, MI, NBC affiliate WEYI said goodbye to morning anchor Elizabeth MacFarland after six years with the station.

“I have worked with nine news anchors in my career,” MacFarland’s co-anchor Joel Feick said in a statement. “None of them worked as hard or made me laugh as much as her.”

MacFarland is getting out of broadcasting. She has taken a job with non-profit Wellspring Lutheran Services working with seniors, families and children.

“I will miss the hustle and bustle of daily news, live television and the sense of urgency it gave me everyday,” MacFarland said. “I covered many day-to-day stories, but the stories most near and dear to my heart are the stories that made people at home smile a little, laugh a lot or shed a tear.” Read more