Humor and Humility

September 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm by under Personalities, Weather

Wow! Who would have thought? Our back up system - failed. Plans B - kablooee! My TV station- which prides itself on being On Your Side – through thick and thin, snow and ice, hurricane or high water - knocked off the air.  And during the height of one of the biggest news stories of the year. Why? How? It’s technical (translation: I really don’t know). I do know it’s also humbling.  “The best laid plans of mice and men…”  Sorry ’bout that. We weren’t on the air when you needed us. And we didn’t like that one bit.  Thankfully we never lost coverage here on WAVY.COM. Do know that our team of engineers and staff got busy- checking every circuit,  breaker, switch and button.   90 minutes later – success! Lights, cameras, action!  “Back in stride, again.”    In retrospect we’re the ones who ask you the questions. Now we’re asking a few questions of ourselves in order to get some answers, and make some changes -if needed.

Who turned out the lights?

Meantime, thank YOU for hanging in there with us. We know you could have gone elsewhere for your severe storm coverage- and stayed there. But you came back. We appreciate you very much.  We’ll try not to let that happen again.   See you in the a-m. Don R.

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5 Responses to “Humor and Humility”

  1. Heather Weidman says:

    Don, we can’t control nature. You all do the best for us and we thank you!!

  2. Liz Hogge says:

    Very glad everyone is ok. And you all got a mini vacation! *in the dark* :)

  3. Nick says:

    It’s 3:45 p.m. and the worst of it is just hitting the Ballahack area. If it wasn’t a tornado that just went thru, it was close. It’s really bad out here. I picked my daughter up from Hickory Middle School at noon. That was a terrible mistake having school today.

  4. T. Reel says:

    We were soooo lost without you! Glad you’re back!

  5. Teri Kerns says:


    I was watching and WHAM! You were gone but not for long. I will always be with Wavy watching and loving. You all did a great job and give the best of your selves each and every day. Love to you all!
    A loyal and faithful Wavy Watcher and fan foreva!

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