Monday, May 22, 2006

Thunderstorm coverage

The local stations are going nuts with the first big thunderstorms of the year. I in no way blame them for this -- weather is the bread and butter of local TV news -- but it's fun to see the little things: KRDO's Joe Dominguez and KKTV's David Nancarrow reporting from opposite sides of a mobile home, KKTV's Brian Bledsoe and Terry Gerbstadt doing the weather in shirtsleeves, so you know they're working hard, KOAA's Mike Daniels using their 3-D storm profiler to spin the thing around until everyone's dizzy.

I want to see some reporter drop a bag of marbles on their car to demonstrate the damage hail can do. Or dimes. Or half dollars. Or softballs. I just want to see someone trash a car, really.

On a related note, I wish KOAA would put some of its storm coverage on its Weather First Now cable channel. They seem to just have the regular weather reports up, but not the field reporting. I always think they ought to be more aggressive about using that outlet.


At 8:11 PM, May 22, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Weather First Now was supposed to go into wall to wall severe weather coverage when it happened. Why would you have a separate weather channel if you weren't gonna do this???

At 3:41 PM, May 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if the storm hit Adelphia cable customers they would.


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