Sunday, June 08, 2008


By Sunday evening at 5 p.m., WOWT detected that a tornado had hit Omaha early Sunday morning.

Empty-headed anchor John Knicely was on the scene within 15 hours of the storm, telling stories that KETV had covered on its 7 a.m. newscast.

At 10 p.m., Chief Ejacucaster Jim Flowers—with nary a giggle—apologized for the station's coverage, but then began backpedaling almost immediately. He and Mike McKnight were busy on KFAB, he explained, and lots of people appreciated that. And they got on TV by 3:15. And it was a really, really fast moving storm. And Jim still doesn't have power at his house!

The storm was moving so fast that only Channel 7 could detect it? That's their defense? KETV should use that in their promos.

1 comment:

Brandy said...

WOWT thinks they can reach out to viewers by putting Mr. Hair out in "the field" in jeans and a t-shirt, like one of the common folk. Blargh. They can't make up for their complete lack of weather reporting by sticking that stick in front of the camera. Frankly, I was glad to be rid of Jim the flower guy's constant "um"s during an impromptu broadcast. That man cannot operate without a damn teleprompter.

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