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by wsummers
Sat May 01, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Fox 17 Meteorologist Eric Kostrzewa Leaving Station
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Fox 17 Meteorologist Eric Kostrzewa Leaving Station

Probably going back to Lansing to do weekdays at sister station Fox 47. Not likely…47 Is the station almost no one watches. They have some interesting local features, but no breaking news as everything is prerecorded video. If you want news or more than a radio style weather report you watch 6 or 1...
by wsummers
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Is Sarah Swistak Gone from WILX?
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Is Sarah Swistak Gone from WILX?

Here is her response Sarah Swistak Thanks everyone! Reading all of your comments made me smile! I can really feel the love. To answer a few questions I’ve gotten through direct message... 1. Yes, this was my dream show and it was a really difficult decision to leave. But I can smile knowing I was in...
by wsummers
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Another One Gone from WILX...
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Another One Gone from WILX...

radioandtventhusiast wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:06 pm
I remember when she was a reporter in Toledo. I'm guessing she's taking a break from television?
According to her Facebook post she is taking a break from TV to be a full-time Mom. She has been driving an hour from the Detroit area where husband Jason Colthorp works for Channel 4.
by wsummers
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Another One Gone from WILX...
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Another One Gone from WILX...

WILX has been advertising a morning anchor position for a couple weeks. Wasn’t sure if Mallory was moving to a bigger station or Ida was leaving. Now we know.
by wsummers
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Really WSYM? This is News?
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: Really WSYM? This is News?

Emily Wahls is the chief meteorologist at WILX so she will be taking over an on air spot whenever her non-compete ends. Justin Bradford is still there, but appears to be doing behind the scenes work during the day and filling in as needed. Someone is likely to be out as it’s hard to see the need for...
by wsummers
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Really WSYM? This is News?
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: Really WSYM? This is News?

They have known for months...this wasn’t thrown at them at the last minute even though it looks like it was. Looks to me like they are scrambling to make a bad idea work. I’d hate to try to sell ads for this. To my knowledge this has been tried in other markets without success anywhere. The current ...
by wsummers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Worst hodgepodge I’ve ever seen. Doing the weather from GR would certainly save a few bucks, but 30 seconds in a hall in front of a TV? No effort! Public access channels would be embarrassed. As far as the anchorless series of videos with no breaking news? Who is that supposed to appeal to? It remin...
by wsummers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Well, new WSYM morning news is a strange, low budget affair. No anchors instead using graphics to introduce the next story. Very little local content other than a few feature stories. Brief infrequent weather forecast from Grand Rapids with little information other than forecast for the day. If this...
by wsummers
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

WSYM has announced starting on the 4th they are adding newscasts at 6am, 12 noon, 5:30pm, and 7pm. They are discontinuing the 6:30pm news and continuing 7-9am and 10-11pm.
by wsummers
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: What is wrong with WLNS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: What is wrong with WLNS?

km1125 wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:15 am
Whoa! When did that happen?? Seems like I just saw Emily on there the other day.
Emily moved to WILX. Preparing weather casts, but not on the air yet due to a non-compete clause.
by wsummers
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Also will have a very tight relationship with WXMI Fox17 as well. It will be an uphill battle for WSYM when they do the news I just don't see them being a major player in Lansing when it comes to news. I don’t see why they can’t be successful as long as they focus on local news at times when 6 and ...
by wsummers
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

Claire Cameron and Caleb Meute have been covering both stations during the morning. As far as I can tell Emily will take over on WILX once her non-compete period ends. At that time Claire will go back to WSYM and Caleb to WILX weekends (and occasional fill-ins).
by wsummers
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

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. She is currently working at WILX preparing forecasts in...
by wsummers
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff
Replies: 33
Views: 5414

Re: WSYM Hiring It's Own News Staff

My guess is Scripps hasn’t been happy with the lack of a newscast in the 5 to 6:30 time as WILX uses those for its news. I also noticed there were no job postings for anchor or weather...so it seems likely the current ones will be retained.
by wsummers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Morning show switch at 100.7 WITL
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Morning show switch at 100.7 WITL

Stephanie McCoy is now at TV10 (WILX) co-host of new Studio 10 show starting next month.