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by gotigers
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

She is currently working at WILX preparing forecasts in the morning. If you check out the Facebook live you can occasionally catch a glimpse of her in the weather center. I'm in Kalamazoo now so I don't see much of WILX anymore. Is Claire Cameron doing mornings on WILX and FOX 47 since Darrin Rockc...
by gotigers
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Could this be where Emily Wahls (formerly of WLNS) lands? The job postings say the application deadline is December 2020 and Emily recently told someone on Twitter that she can't officially announce her new job until next year. Just a thought.
by gotigers
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Spring Arbor splits Home.FM simulcast
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Spring Arbor splits Home.FM simulcast

Four years after moving from Jackson to Portage, I discovered and programed the Kalamazoo Home.fm translator into my car radio just last week. (It's a super weak signal that barely reaches Portage.) Guess I can delete that now...
by gotigers
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Darrin Rockcole
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Darrin Rockcole

Emily Wahls left WLNS last Friday, which means both 6 and 10 have lost their morning meteorologists within the past month. Her tweet announcing her exit: https://twitter.com/EmilyWahls/status/1298376509053382656 She said she's planning to stay in the area, but to add even more intrigue to the story,...
by gotigers
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Darrin Rockcole
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Darrin Rockcole

I thought it seemed suspect, too. Unlike the WILX story, Darrin's Facebook post didn't use the word "retire." In reply to some comments on his post, he said that it was his decision, but considering that he also says he'll be looking for another job (not in broadcasting, according to a comment), thi...
by gotigers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: 30 Rock Special preempted
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: 30 Rock Special preempted

Did any of the NBC affiliates in Michigan air it? I was wondering why WILX was showing Full Court Press at 8:00 on a Thursday.
by gotigers
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: "Studio 10" Premiering in October on WILX
Replies: 1
Views: 437

"Studio 10" Premiering in October on WILX

Two years after canceling First@4, WILX is going back to local programming at 4:00 PM. They're adding a lifestyle show hosted by Sarah Swistak (anchor of the WILX produced Fox 47 newscasts) and Stephanie McCoy from WITL. It's set to air during the 4:00PM hour beginning in October. Both of the hosts ...
by gotigers
Sun May 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Brett Collar Gone from Fox 47/WILX
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Brett Collar Gone from Fox 47/WILX

WILX seems to have unceremoniously let go of Brett Collar, the weeknight meteorologist for their Fox 47 newscasts. With the COVID pandemic, they've done some shuffling with the on-air talent, so I didn't realize he was actually gone until I noticed him missing from the WILX website today. Looking at...
by gotigers
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Barrett Tryon Cancer Diagnosis
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Barrett Tryon Cancer Diagnosis

WILX morning anchor Barrett Tryon announced the reason for his lack of a tie lately is due to skin cancer on his neck. He announced his diagnosis yesterday on Facebook and today on air. Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/BarrettWILX/photos/a.326109111292026/610344979535103/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5...
by gotigers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ho
Replies: 16
Views: 3184

Re: Ho

In Kalamazoo last year, 106.5 went all-Christmas around or shortly before Thanksgiving and actually saw its ratings plunge to record low levels (for the WVFM era of the station). Will be interesting to see if they give holiday music another shot this year or not. I hope they do. I love the all-Chri...
by gotigers
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Re: WWMT

I haven't noticed a lot different about the 5:30 show, but I don't watch all that closely. Maybe they're trying to break it up a little bit so it doesn't seem like the same thing repeated each half hour. Lora came from Lansing (WILX) where she anchored weekday mornings. I moved from Jackson to Kalam...
by gotigers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Two Anchors Out at WLNS
Replies: 4
Views: 4080

Two Anchors Out at WLNS

Two WLNS anchors are out. Bonney Bowman and Alexandra Ilitch are both out and from the sounds of it, WLNS might be doing some questionable things. Bonney's Facebook posts definitely make it seem like it wasn't her choice and Alexandra seems to have some ethical issues with continuing there. From LSJ...
by gotigers
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Dustin Bonk Leaving WILX/WSYM
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Dustin Bonk Leaving WILX/WSYM

After five years at WSYM/WILX meteorologist Dustin Bonk is leaving Lansing. He's moving on to Portland, Maine. I've liked him since he started on weekends at WILX before moving to weeknights on FOX a few years ago. His chemistry with Sarah Swistak is great. For how good he is, I'm kind of surprised ...