Thursday, April 27, 2006

Madson's back

Mike Madson, the former meteorologist for KKTV/Channel 11, will begin at KOAA/Channels 5&30 on Monday. He and KOAA weatherman Mike Daniels will do a weekly series dubbed "Mike and Mike on Mondays," in which the pair will explain how the weather works and some of the unique features and challenges to Southern Colorado weather.

"We’re just so pleased to have him join our team," KOAA president Dave Whitaker said. "With his experience and professionalism, it’s just wonderful to have his abilities augment the already great team we have here."

The series will run during KOAA's 6 p.m. newscast Mondays in May. After that, Whitaker said, Madson will make regular appearances at KOAA. He also teaches fulltime at Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Local weather has been hopping lately, with both KOAA and KKTV debuting new Doppler radar weather packages (both use the same data, but it comes through different suppliers and has different features).


At 7:17 PM, April 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought there was a pretty big song and dance done about how Mike M. was leaving to teach...

Did he not like it? Did he find out he really has more "free" time? Or was that just a clever way to hype the station he was leaving - before he switched channels?

At 8:59 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Mike Manson saw the writing on the wall and left before the gave him the pink slip.

To be honest with you, I like Mike's replacment much better.

At 7:36 AM, May 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, despite all the talk about the KKTV anchors resigning, they were all fired. Consultant didn't like their on air presentation and convinced the GM to replace them.

At 11:29 AM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not watched that channel since they canned Mike Madson. He WAS the draw for the news. Without Mike Madson, it just sux. Leave it to consultants to screw everything and everybody up!

At 8:15 AM, July 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a homeschooler with strict parents, I grew up without TV, so despite living in Colorado Springs for a few years I had never heard of Mike Madson until I enrolled in his "Weather and Climate" class at PPCC. It was a blast! I learned so much, yet in a fun and laid-back atmosphere. Now I'm interested in applying my newfound knowledge to sustainable architecture. Anyway, according to Mike, he resigned, and was not fired. My opinion, either way, was that it was a mistake on the part of KKTV. However, I'm glad I got the opportunity to have him as a teacher :)


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