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Speaking of Mark Johnson, he posted that longtime WEWS meteorologist Don Webster died this morning.

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This is so devastating today and TVNT, we have lost two most trusted weather people Jessica Starr and now Don Webster. Our hearts are broken 💔

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1 hour ago, H4UL4U said:

Speaking of Mark Johnson, he posted that longtime WEWS meteorologist Don Webster died this morning.

Very sad news indeed.   Next to Dick Goddard, Don Webster was a fixture of WEWS, from hosting Upbeat, and even serving as the stations' general manager in the 1980s (when he ceded weather duties to Tom Tasslemyer).  He returned to weather in 1989 and was the chief meteorologist for the next decade until his retirement.

It's good to hear that Mark didn't disappear either...could he be going back to mornings?

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46 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Very sad news indeed.   Next to Dick Goddard, Don Webster was a fixture of WEWS, from hosting Upbeat, and even serving as the stations' general manager in the 1980s (when he ceded weather duties to Tom Tasslemyer).  He returned to weather in 1989 and was the chief meteorologist for the next decade until his retirement.

It's good to hear that Mark didn't disappear either...could he be going back to mornings?

Trent is going to be on mornings.  Mark is likely staying put on evenings.

Very sad to read about Don Webster.  He is one of the legends in Cleveland television.

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Looks like WEWS (and the other Scripps stations) underwent a website revamp, so that could have been how Mark's bio disappeared (it's back now, but empty) 

I'm sure the Gibber is happy to see Don again...

 

And some very famous bloopers came from Don on the weather wall...

And maybe he'll make up with Dorothy Fuldheim over this....

Godspeed.

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KDKA-TV chief meteorologist Jeff Verszyla just tweeted that he was let go from the station after 23 years. 

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Paul Cameron and Delano Little are both retiring from WBTV today. That’s a big loss for WBTV losing both at the same time. Two longtime fixtures of the station gone.

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Well this is Radio News but since it’s related to TV WBAL-AM has bought a low power FM translator, W268BA-FM, at 250 watts to fill in some coverage gaps.  The radio station also is simulcast on 97.9 HD2.

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Just because of this I’m guessing Hearst isn’t ready to get out of Radio anytime soon. 

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20 hours ago, tjt24 said:

KDKA-TV chief meteorologist Jeff Verszyla just tweeted that he was let go from the station after 23 years. 

I usually like KDKA but that's a pretty crappy move. He didn't even get to say good bye on the air before they fired him.

1 hour ago, rkolsen said:

Well this is Radio News but since it’s related to TV WBAL-AM has bought a low power FM translator, W268BA-FM, at 250 watts to fill in some coverage gaps.  The radio station also is simulcast on 97.9 HD2.

W268BA_FX_LU.gif

Image courtesy of Radio-Locator.com

Just because of this I’m guessing Hearst isn’t ready to get out of Radio anytime soon. 

Probably not. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't WBAL and WIYY some of the best performing stations in Baltimore? I'm sure it's a cash cow for them.

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26 minutes ago, Mrtraveler01 said:

I usually like KDKA but that's a pretty crappy move. He didn't even get to say good bye on the air before they fired him.

Probably not. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't WBAL and WIYY some of the best performing stations in Baltimore? I'm sure it's a cash cow for them.

Yes, but if you’re on DCRTV you’d think not.  They complain about old stories being read or being late to report or using audio clips from the TV side.  

They may not be #1 (out of all stations) but I think they’re doing well. Even during a driving live shot a year back on holiday travel on CBS This Morning I saw the radio was tuned to WIYY in Northern Virginia .

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1 hour ago, Mrtraveler01 said:

I usually like KDKA but that's a pretty crappy move. He didn't even get to say good bye on the air before they fired him.

Yeah me too, and I agree. He said in a Facebook post this morning that he was told that the station is going in a "new direction". 

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On 12/14/2018 at 1:54 PM, tjt24 said:

KDKA-TV chief meteorologist Jeff Verszyla just tweeted that he was let go from the station after 23 years. 

Another stupid $$ move by the new GM and The Church of Tisch. Hope Jeff can resurface soon.

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9 hours ago, tjt24 said:

Yeah me too, and I agree. He said in a Facebook post this morning that he was told that the station is going in a "new direction". 

Translation: Jeff was getting too expensive for KDKA's payroll.

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5 minutes ago, NEOMatrix said:

Translation: Jeff was getting too expensive for KDKA's payroll.

Translation: They can hire a no name at entry level pay with bronze insurance, which they won't use.

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2 hours ago, mposeymil said:

Another stupid $$ move by the new GM and The Church of Tisch. Hope Jeff can resurface soon.

Maybe WPXI's new owner can refresh it with him on their set.

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9 hours ago, GoldenShine9 said:

Maybe WPXI's new owner can refresh it with him on their set.

Both WPXI and WTAE recently made new meteorologist hires this year. But regardless, I don't see Jeff being gone for too long.

10 hours ago, JCB4TV said:

Translation: They can hire a no name at entry level pay with bronze insurance, which they won't use.

KDKA just recently hired Ray Petelin from WTAE, and it wouldn't surprise me if they name him the new chief meteorologist because he has been a favorite with viewers. 

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Angie Goff leaving WRC effective today.  I'm honestly surprised, I know she's definitely a viewer favorite here in DC, going back to her days across town at WUSA.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Angie-Goff-Says-Goodbye-to-News4_Washington-DC-502874451.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DCBrand&fbclid=IwAR20wvwLO2nRBMEMWUjMc6FF6pFMYAsBx825V8j6Qmt91AMiuieA2YJkWSY

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3 hours ago, TriangleTriadMediaNews said:

Angie Goff leaving WRC effective today.  I'm honestly surprised, I know she's definitely a viewer favorite here in DC, going back to her days across town at WUSA.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Angie-Goff-Says-Goodbye-to-News4_Washington-DC-502874451.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DCBrand&fbclid=IwAR20wvwLO2nRBMEMWUjMc6FF6pFMYAsBx825V8j6Qmt91AMiuieA2YJkWSY

Seems like it was a personal decision. Plenty of in-house candidates to replace her. I hope we get another Tuss/Culver pairing at least once in the interim.

They should ship one of those guys up to Philly to anchor weekend evenings with Denise.

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On 11/19/2018 at 2:42 PM, ColDayNews said:

 

WBNS would be a logical choice for Elwell to return to.

 

He spent 17 years there, as the chief meteorologist for their statewide operation— the Ohio News Network, and 3 years as WBNS’ weekend meteorologist. If indeed he is returning to 10, he or Mike Davis would be the best choice to replace Chris. People want a familiar name/face.

You are wrong on this whole post.  He wasn't demoted. 

And FYI,  he is heading to spectrum news 1

This board looks like a kids scribble fest

 

 

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And whio Dayton is still number 1, despite being understaffed 

Lauren Clark,  Eric Elwell and Malik Perkins left in a month's time. Cox media appears to be in no hurry on the news hires,  but did hire Meteorologist Dontae Jones to bring the weather team back to 5 people

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5 hours ago, Hdayejr said:

You are wrong on this whole post.  He wasn't demoted. 

And FYI,  he is heading to spectrum news 1

This board looks like a kids scribble fest

 

 

Was wrong about him possibly heading back to 10TV but nothing else.

After the Wolfes folded ONN’s operations in 2012, many former ONN anchors/reporters went over to 10TV. Eric was their weekend meteorologist until 2015.

No one said anything about demotion. 

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