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Channel 2 traffic reporter

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jsf
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Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by jsf » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:32 pm

I see that they have a new traffic reporter on 2 the last couple of mornings. It's Kelly Rowe along with new graphics that started on Monday, I wonder what happened to Heather Pascoe, is she on vacation or just gone?



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by lidoshuffle » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:40 pm

I'll say this again, there was no better traffic reporter than...Al Allen...standing on a freeway overpass at 4:35am, in a driving snowstorm, -10 degrees out, that is still classic traffic reporting...



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:45 pm

lidoshuffle wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:40 pm
I'll say this again, there was no better traffic reporter than...Al Allen...standing on a freeway overpass at 4:35am, in a driving snowstorm, -10 degrees out, that is still classic traffic reporting...
I miss Al. Did he ever see the inside of the studio?



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by km1125 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:21 am

fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:45 pm
lidoshuffle wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:40 pm
I'll say this again, there was no better traffic reporter than...Al Allen...standing on a freeway overpass at 4:35am, in a driving snowstorm, -10 degrees out, that is still classic traffic reporting...
I miss Al. Did he ever see the inside of the studio?
I think the day he retired. They had a party for him.


And to the OP's point...they should put Kelly on air, rather than just a voice-over. She can't do any worse than what we get on 4 or 7 in that regard.



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by jsf » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:36 am

I also noticed this week no copter coverage, lots of changes.



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by Mike Oxlong » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:41 pm

km1125 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:21 am
fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:45 pm

I miss Al. Did he ever see the inside of the studio?
I think the day he retired. They had a party for him.
I don't think it was the day he retired. But maybe a couple days earlier. I remember it. It was a surprise party.
They told him to come to the station. They had his wife and family there.
And I remember he was wondering "Why would they asking me to come in for?". Like it was a rare occurrence.



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by km1125 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:29 am

Mike Oxlong wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:41 pm
km1125 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:21 am
fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:45 pm

I miss Al. Did he ever see the inside of the studio?
I think the day he retired. They had a party for him.
I don't think it was the day he retired. But maybe a couple days earlier. I remember it. It was a surprise party.
They told him to come to the station. They had his wife and family there.
And I remember he was wondering "Why would they asking me to come in for?". Like it was a rare occurrence.
I think you're right.

The city needs to "do the right thing" and name an overpass for him!! :lol



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by Bobbert » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:08 pm

lidoshuffle wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:40 pm
I'll say this again, there was no better traffic reporter than...Al Allen...standing on a freeway overpass at 4:35am, in a driving snowstorm, -10 degrees out, that is still classic traffic reporting...
To make a slight correction, he was a regular reporter, not a traffic reporter. But your point about his spending a lot of time outdoors is well-taken.



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by jsf » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:42 pm

I remember that day when they had a party for Al, he was so excided that he let go with a GD blurt and my SO hated him after that.



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Re: Channel 2 traffic reporter

Post by bjmcdevitt » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:52 am

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