Meister back on Wednesday
KRDO/Channel 13 chief meteorologist Matt Meister will be back on the air on Wednesday after serving a week-long suspension.
A live microphone caught Meister complaining about a technical snafu following a weather update during "According to Jim" July 26. Meister apologized for the incident during the station's 10 p.m. newscast that night, then was suspended the following day by KRDO general manager Neil Klockziem.
KRDO news director Dave Rose said the station received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from viewers asking that Meister not be fired. Rose said the station has taken both technical and procedural steps to make sure a similar accident doesn't happen again.
"Certainly, we're all happy to have Matt back," Rose said. "We understand that what happened shouldn't have happened. We're confident that we have taken both people-oriented and technically-oriented steps to make sure that it won't happen again."
KRDO could still face fines for indecency from the Federal Communications Commission of up to $325,000 for the incident.