It is too bad the television stations in Tucson do not utilize people with real forecast experience. It seems to be the trend across the country to hire broadcaster with an interest in weather. As a retired weather forecaster and USAF Master Meteorologist, I was told I was over qualified at several locations across the country. I even have a degree in Journalism to go with my degrees in Meteorology. DM has a significant talent pool of "real" weather forecasters, folks who create their own forecasts, rather than read the generalized dribble that comes from the National Weather Service. But veterans seldom get a real chance to utilize their experience and knowledge in this country.
People still watch KOLD? Quite frankly, their people are unattractive. If I am going to see bad news, I want the people to be attractive.
I noticed the second hour was a repeat while doing my black Friday shopping and listening to the pregame report. I did have to do a double take and wonder if they were reading a script or if it was a recording, but I figured it out quickly. Certainly doesn't make me want to keep listening.
Bad move KOLD. You have two great and very educated meteorologists who could have easily slid into the "Chief" position, but instead you did what many other corporate media giants do and refuse to promote from within. Again bad move. Don't be surprised when Erin and Aaron accept a better offer from outside the market. If you don't take care of your staff, then they certainly WILL NOT take care of YOU.
"We had a hurricane, a huge forest fire and an earthquake all in one week in Virginia ..."
but only one of those is actually a weather event...
Shoo -- You certainly are grinding that ax, aren't you? We know you were canned by 1290 and this is your 2nd negative column about the station. Not say you don't bring up some valid points, but I see where Brad is getting airtime periodically on the station as a fill-in, but you have not been back. Is there more to the story than you have shared, or are you just using your position as a columnist to take shots at the station? "Inquiring minds want to know" ....
Why wasn't Aaron Pickering chosen as chief meteorologist? He's been there awhile and is very good. Why don't these stations choose to promote from within? They always go outside the box. Well, I bet you'll see Aaron and Erin Jordan leaving soon since they weren't promoted. Shame on you KOLD!
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