Severe Weather And Our On Air Coverage

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

It seems everyone has an opinion on what we should or shouldn't air and how long we should break into programming for severe weather.

Here at the station, I didn't even have to walk outside Friday night to know there was severe weather going on.  Perhaps it was the crackling of thunder and lightning or the sound of pouring rain beating down on the station roof...or maybe it was Chief Meteorologist Marvin Daugherty on the air.

I understand everyone has certain programming that they love, and let me tell you...we here at WITN love that you choose to watch us!  Sometimes, when mother nature strikes we make the decision to break into that programming to let the public in on what's going on.  Like anything else, people have an opinion about it and how long we should be on the air as well.  But it's our duty to keep the public informed and safe.  There were several tornado warnings, and for those affected...well that's pretty serious stuff.

We got some very angry callers in the newsroom who had some choice words about our decisions...and like all calls we take that advice into consideration.  We also got some people asking why we weren't on the air more.  I guess it just depends on where you live and what your needs are.

Regardless, thanks for bearing with us...and stay safe out there!

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