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WRC's Jim Vance has died

Discussion in 'General TV' started by morning traffic, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. MorningNews

    MorningNews News Director

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    This just absolutely tears me up. I loved Jim Vance and streamed News 4 online just to watch him and Doreen. This sucks.
     
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  2. TriangleTriadMediaNews

    TriangleTriadMediaNews Managing Editor

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    Most of channel 4's news tonight was dedicated to more stories about Vance. One story that really got me cracking up, was a story that Jim Handly told. Not sure when it was, but they were in the newsroom prior to the 4pm show talking about Wimbledon or whatever big tennis tourney was going on and how they both caught shit from producers for almost being late to the set to get ready for the newscast.

    As sad as I still am, hearing all these stories really makes me smile, knowing the guy we saw on TV was exactly the same crazy and lovable guy off the air as well.
     
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  3. TexasTVNews

    TexasTVNews Primary Anchor

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    I remember one time when Bob Ryan brought a cake out to the studio to celebrate Jim Vance birthday. And when the team
    sang Happy Birthday to Jim; he wanted to go to a commercial.
     
  4. TriangleTriadMediaNews

    TriangleTriadMediaNews Managing Editor

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    Nats 1B Ryan Zimmerman paid tribute to Vance tonight as well.
     
  5. TexasTVNews

    TexasTVNews Primary Anchor

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  6. CircleSeven

    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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  7. NCFLMedia

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    MFSB's "My Mood" in the end. That made it all touching in the end.

    Vance's choice. Vance's track. Vance's music. It was fitting. I hope WRC never ever gets rid of it.
     
  8. TVNewsLover

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    Any news on who'll take over at 6pm?
     
  9. TriangleTriadMediaNews

    TriangleTriadMediaNews Managing Editor

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    I would personally go with Leon Harris or Jim Handly.
     
  10. TexasTVNews

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    My money is on Jim Handly.
     
  11. TVNewsLover

    TVNewsLover AM Anchor

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    Jim Handly already anchors at 5&11. I doubt they'll give him the 6 too unless he's moved off one of the other shows. My bets are on Leon Harris (he was the most frequent fill-in prior to Vance's death) with Chris Lawrence considered a long shot.
     
  12. Eat News

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    Or you can just keep cost down and go with somebody from the outside.
    I know that will ring unpopular with the old school...but management is looking at this in dollars...not long term loyalty.

    Why renegotiate contracts and pay MORE..??

    And when the outrage ensues...the station management will say...

    "There was just nobody that could ever replace Jim"....bla bla..

    And we will believe them.

    Nine months down the line... the new hip metrosexual anchor will be quietly replaced by Leon or Jim....or whoever got dissed in this round.

    Cuz that's how they operate.
     
  13. NCFLMedia

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    Same here. Jim Vance only did 6 and 11 and Jim Handly should do the same. It would keep a 50-year tradition of a Jim anchoring the 6 and 11pm news at WRC-TV.
     
  14. TVNewsLover

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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but has a permanent replacement for Jim Vance been named for 6pm?
     
  15. abric

    abric Managing Editor

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    Not yet. Right now either Jim Handly or Leon Harris does the 6pm.
     

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