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by inmyopinion
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7
Replies: 46
Views: 6414

Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

Non-competes do not keep you from working in the industry, they keep you from working in the same DMA for a term of usually 6 months after the end of a contract. I have never heard of a "stipend". This is standard industry wide, but if you know someone who went "across the street" immediately after ...
by inmyopinion
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7
Replies: 46
Views: 6414

Re: Ann Marie LaFlamme out at Ch 7

I’m pretty sure she would not be welcomed back in West Michigan. She plays the mother Theresa act really well but she was ruthless in her pursuit of success and earned a lot of enemies when she tried to bully out one beloved morning anchor. I’d put money she tried this tactic at circle 7 and failed...
by inmyopinion
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer Leaving WZZM
Replies: 20
Views: 12968

Re: Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer Leaving WZZM

Honolulublue4life wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:34 pm
Looks like they hired one meteorologist. The hiring ad is no longer on the site.
I love when people who work at a particular place use the ol' "no longer on their website". ;) Either way, that's good news because no one would want George to have to work 6 days straight and wear a repeat bow tie.
by inmyopinion
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Average salaries
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Average salaries

If we're talking the anchor "A" team - probably somewhere in the range of $250,000 to $500,000 a year. "B" team? Probably $125,000 to $200,000 a year. I suspect Devin Scillian and Huel Perkins are the highest paid news anchors in the market. I bet Scillian makes $750,000 a year at least. Reporter s...
by inmyopinion
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Departures
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Re: WOOD TV Departures

Marlee was a very capable anchor. WOOD has a short bench in that realm. I hope they don't go "el cheapo" by simply expanding Susan Shaw's hours. Eva Aguirre Cooper did a terrific job with community relations, but the woman has zero gravitas when appearing on camera. She is robotic. Perhaps she's mo...
by inmyopinion
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station
Replies: 9
Views: 9188

Re: WWMT's Kate Tillotson Leaving Station

No mention of her shoplifting charges? Looks like the m-live reporter simply copied and pasted her goodbye letter.
by inmyopinion
Thu May 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Janet Mason to Retire...
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Re: Janet Mason to Retire...

I've heard she is a really bitchy person to work for. Explains that's why many people suddenly quit on 3 Mile. I can imagine those whos have stayed their the longest have kissed her ass. I have never heard that about her and I don't think slamming her personally is fair. Her rep has been and remain...
by inmyopinion
Fri May 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Janet Mason to Retire...
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Re: Janet Mason to Retire...

I read that Janet was retiring last night enjoy retirement Janet. I wonder if Fox17 is nipping at WZZM in the ratings? "nipping at 13"? Seriously? 13 has been in the rear view mirror of 3,8 and 17 for years. 13's efforts are only in applying for and trying to win emmy's and MAB's. They submit the m...
by inmyopinion
Wed May 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Erica Francis leaving Fox 17 going to Nashville.
Replies: 5
Views: 5403

Re: Erica Francis leaving Fox 17 going to Nashville.

Mickey Lolich wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Sorry. Don't watch TV news anymore. Barely know any of them.
Yet you peruse a website and click on a link directly about a local TV personality? Okie dokie then....
by inmyopinion
Tue May 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD-TV Unveils New Set
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: WOOD-TV Unveils New Set

Very sharp set, I like it.
by inmyopinion
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

Re: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist

How on earth do my earlier comments represent "WOOD bias?" Care to post something constructive, or do you wish to continue trolling this thread? Yes, I absolutely believe Kyle's contract was not renewed, and I suspect compensation is probably the biggest reason why it was not renewed. Then your "su...
by inmyopinion
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

Re: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist

He was likely shown the door due to budget cuts. We've already discussed that here. I like Kyle, and I think it sucks ass his contract was not renewed. 17 follows the same course as 8 when it comes to hiring young people for weekend weather duty. Again, more WOOD bias. If you truly think KU simply ...
by inmyopinion
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

Re: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist

He was likely shown the door due to budget cuts. We've already discussed that here. I like Kyle, and I think it sucks ass his contract was not renewed. 17 follows the same course as 8 when it comes to hiring young people for weekend weather duty. Again, more WOOD bias. If you truly think KU simply ...
by inmyopinion
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

Re: WOOD TV Hires New Meteorologist

The WOOD TV love fest continues on here. Any other station that hires a Weather person with two years experience is hammered, but WOOD gets credit on here for hiring a Weather person with "good educational background". And after all, this hire is Kyle related, yet nothing on his future or why he was...
by inmyopinion
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune
Replies: 62
Views: 12986

Re: Breaking: Nexstar reaches agreement to purchase Tribune

E.W. Scripps to acquire WXMI, the Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids as part of Nexstar divestiture . I think the bigger get from that article is Scripps is getting WPIX New York. That's a big deal. It would be interesting if Scripps could use its leverage as the largest ABC affiliate owner and change 1...