Thursday, October 13, 2005

Fund Established to Pay Late Meteorologist's Medical Bills

Friends have established a fund for the family of KHGI weatherman Bob Geiger, who died recently following a long illness. Apparently, he died without health insurance, leaving thousands in medical bills from his multiple heart surgeries and extended hospitalization.

What's unclear is how a beloved personality who was with the station for 22-years ends up without medical benefits. We've heard a couple of stories suggesting that he was dropped from the station's plan in the midst of his illness, but we're hoping that the station's owner—Pappas Telecasting (also the owner of KPTM/Fox 42)—makes the point moot by doing the right thing and relieving Geiger's family of this undeserved burden.

Those wishing to contribute to the fund should send their checks to
Bob Geiger Memorial Fund
Platte Valley State Bank
2216 1st Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847

3 comments:

omatvwatcher said...

There's also a thread on medialine about a certain station in the midwest who had a weatherman who had been with them for 22 years...his funeral was last week, and the company made employees who went to his funeral either take vacation days or no pay. Sounds like a dream company to work for.

Hosh said...

Having gone to school in Kearney, I know how much of a cult hero Bob Geiger the Weather Tiger was. He will be sorely missed and it's a shame that this had to happen to him.

DarthSchrader said...

The man was a saint for working at that sorry excuse for a TV station for 22 years. Rest in peace, Bob.

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