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by Bull Shannon
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Hailey Vaughn what happened
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Hailey Vaughn what happened

Are you sure you're not thinking of Laura Velasquez?
by Bull Shannon
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Michael Behrens wipes out on slippery Weather Deck due to wintry mix conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Michael Behrens wipes out on slippery Weather Deck due to wintry mix conditions

I've been saying for years, I am willing to burn down the Weather Deck.. It's an awful gimmick. Just show video from outside. Keep the anchors inside. It's kind of insane to think that they've had the weather deck for better than 20 years now (I'm pretty sure they started using it when Bill was sti...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Job Opening: Chief Evening Meteorologist, Fox 47 WSYM
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Job Opening: Chief Evening Meteorologist, Fox 47 WSYM

Interesting that this person will not actually live and work in Lansing but will be in Grand Rapids. How long until they just decide to do a regional news cast out of Grand Rapids. I thought Channel 7 news was well received in Lansing when it was on 53 decades ago. Why are they not using the WYXZ t...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New Weather Center Being Built at WOOD TV 8.
Replies: 21
Views: 3265

Re: New Weather Center Being Built at WOOD TV 8.

Honolulublue4life wrote:
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:37 pm
Ellen did mention on twitter that it was sleek and she liked the design. It looks nice, now WZZM should step up their game and update their weather center.
WZZM updated theirs not too long ago.
by Bull Shannon
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: New Weather Center Being Built at WOOD TV 8.
Replies: 21
Views: 3265

Re: New Weather Center Being Built at WOOD TV 8.

Eventually, the news room and news set will be in broom closets so that the Storm Team 8 Tracking Center can occupy the rest of the floor. 😜 Nah, they're just gonna do the opposite of 13. The tracking center will take up the entire studio space while the anchor desk gets moved outside to the "News ...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Did I see a soft launch of a long-awaited "News 8" logo from WOOD-TV?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Did I see a soft launch of a long-awaited "News 8" logo from WOOD-TV?

Yes, the current wood tv 8 logo premiered around that time. The longtime "24 hour news 8" logo was quietly ditched early this year, I believe. The new "NEWS 8" logo features a new color scheme with the word "NEWS" in italicized caps. "24 Hour News 8" was quietly phased out in 2019, I think around t...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Real Oldies / WGVU is going away in January
Replies: 36
Views: 4740

Re: Real Oldies / WGVU is going away in January

It's been decades since I've driven through Norton Shores, but it wouldn't surprise me if the AM 850 site would be appealing to real estate developers, too. It's not far from Hoffmaster State Park, as I recall. The AM 850 site is pretty much already surrounded by housing developments. I guarantee t...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: HERE WE GO!!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 2314

Re: HERE WE GO!!!!

I can't do it. I just don't have the heart for it. As much as I want to see blue pull it off and walk away with the W, I just know MSU is gonna pull this one out, even if by a small margin. MSU lives to mock UM and win that one game every year. MSU is better than we thought; UM still has a couple q...
by Bull Shannon
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD-TV Looking for a Meteorologist.
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: WOOD-TV Looking for a Meteorologist.

Assuming that no one else is leaving, then I'd assume this is indeed to scale Bill's schedule back even further (maybe he'll only do the 6pm on weekends and/or show up for severe weather coverage and special events).
by Bull Shannon
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Media mogul Byron Allen pays $70M for Michigan TV station WJRT
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: Media mogul Byron Allen pays $70M for Michigan TV station WJRT

Wait a ... what the ... :shock: ... he's owned The Weather Channel since 2018?!? :shock: I think The Weather Channel is a shell of what it used to be. IIRC, when IBM bought a chunk of the company it was split up and IBM ended up with basically all the "back end" of the operations and Byron just got...
by Bull Shannon
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Morning shows,
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Re: Morning shows,

Next year when Ellen ends her show just my opinion. Kinda surprise that WZZM isn't doing a 4PM newscast since Judge Judy ended her court show, I guess WZZM wants to keep Judge Judy repeats on at 4PM. Either WZZM figures it's cheaper to keep syndicating Judge Judy reruns than it is to produce anothe...
by Bull Shannon
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WYCE... future?
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: WYCE... future?

WYCE is definitely unique due to its focus and support on the local GR/West Michigan music scene. They even put on an annual awards show called the "Jammies" in which viewers vote for their favorite local artists/albums/etc. for each year. It's probably the most successful station of its kind, at le...
by Bull Shannon
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Ellen Bacca named first female Chief Meteorologist in West Michigan
Replies: 32
Views: 5201

Re: Ellen Bacca named first female Chief Meteorologist in West Michigan

The weather deck is stupid; I agree. I didn't mind the target, though. I liked the fact the weather team was held accountable for forecast accuracy. The weather ball is even more stupid than the deck. The physical weather ball is obstructed from view from most directions. The on screen weather ball...
by Bull Shannon
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: 9and10 Website
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: 9and10 Website

The 9and10 Website makes me mental... :barf They don't update with new hires and putting them on the website. You cannot find updates to any news stories, if they do them at all. It seems once Kevin Dunaway left; that 9 and 10 has struggled to keep their website up to date; with staff and everythin...
by Bull Shannon
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Meteorologist Laura Velasquez joining Fox 17 WXMI Feb 15
Replies: 40
Views: 12667

Re: Meteorologist Laura Velasquez joining Fox 17 WXMI Feb 15

I am always amazed that people think because people like Terry are popular or "have been there the longest and paid their dues" that it equates to promotions, chief, etc. I am also on record in a past thread after Underwood was shown the door saying that no way Kirkwood would be the next chief. As ...