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Darrin Rockcole

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wsummers
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Darrin Rockcole

Post by wsummers » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:44 am

Darrin Rockcole longtime morning WILX meteorologist is no longer with the station. He gave no explanation on his Facebook page other then stating he plans to stay in the Lansing area. David Andrews wished him a happy retirement on his Facebook page, however, since Darrin is only 54 it seems suspect.



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Re: Darrin Rockcole

Post by Realist » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:06 am

WILX and sister station Fox47 seem to be a revolving door as of late for on air talent


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wsummers
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Re: Darrin Rockcole

Post by wsummers » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:52 am

Here’s what WILX is reporting. If not pushed out or a contract dispute, I hope it’s not a health issue.

https://www.wilx.com/2020/07/31/darrin- ... -retiring/



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Re: Darrin Rockcole

Post by gotigers » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:14 pm

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), this isn't complete retirement. It also seems unusual that this announcement would come the day after his last day. I mean, anchors who have been there for 2 years get a sendoff on their last broadcast and the video is posted to social media. Maybe he didn't want all that, but it all seems a bit strange.

https://www.facebook.com/DarrinRockcole ... =3&theater



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Re: Darrin Rockcole

Post by Realist » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:11 pm

gotigers wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:14 pm
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), this isn't complete retirement. It also seems unusual that this announcement would come the day after his last day. I mean, anchors who have been there for 2 years get a sendoff on their last broadcast and the video is posted to social media. Maybe he didn't want all that, but it all seems a bit strange.

https://www.facebook.com/DarrinRockcole ... =3&theater
He admits in those same comments that it was sudden but he didn’t want to cry on the air


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Re: Darrin Rockcole

Post by high fidelity » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:58 pm

He will land on his feet. He's a smart guy and a hard worker. There may have been things happening behind-the-scenes that people don't know about.



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