Weather - Saying Goodbye to Flip Spiceland

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After seven years at 11Alive, morning weatherman Flip Spiceland had decided it's time to move on.

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AlphaMOM

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#22
Mar 1, 2008
 
GOD SPEED BUDDY! And may you enjoy whats to come in your future...I will miss you in the mornings!
chucka

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#23
Mar 1, 2008
 
Well, my wife and I could not believe it when Clarence was moved from the morning show, we felt that he was the best (male) morning news personality on local television. Now, Flip is gone too.......What's happening to 11 alive? We always thought that Elaine was good as a weekend anchor but, that hasn't happened in awhile either.
We like Karen just fine but, not 2 women on the morning news and, we don't want to lose Jill either. So long Flip, we really enjoyed you!
Nancy Strada

Roswell, GA

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#24
Mar 1, 2008
 
I have been watching the 11Alive morning news since our family moved here in 1990.
They all seem like family (especially Jill) and I will miss Flip. It took me awhile to get used to his name. I enjoyed his wit and his morning presentation of the local weather. God Bless you, Flip!
Linda

Canton, GA

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#25
Mar 1, 2008
 
Time for a new station....Because of Flip and Randy I loved morning news...there is no fun now!
Tracy

United States

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#26
Mar 1, 2008
 
Oh my goodness, I can't believe Flip is leaving. I am about to cry. I always started my mornings with Flip and 11 Alive. I always trusted his weather forecasts the most!! Good luck and may the force be with you.
jmc

Buford, GA

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#27
Mar 2, 2008
 
can any one tell us why Flip didnt tell us all good bye before he left ?. Juust all of a sudden he is GONE . To many changes on 11 alive .I will have to go to another channel it is NOT the same with out FLIP .
Beth

Cornelia, GA

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#28
Mar 2, 2008
 
Flip, I am saddened to hear of your departure from 11 alive. I have always enjoyed and trusted your forecast. You will be missed. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Renee Kennedy

Acworth, GA

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#29
Mar 2, 2008
 
To Flip -
My family and I moved to Atlanta in August of 2006. When trying to decide on a news channel to be loyal to, we passed by 11 alive and a energenic and fun loving guy was standing in fron of a green screen. I was about to get going when your name came across the screen. I loved it. I was instantly hooked - thanks for all your good times.
Sherry

Marietta, GA

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#30
Mar 2, 2008
 
My entire family will miss you Flip. We especially enjoyed your red suit during the Holidays. We will miss your sunny personality each morning. Good Luck!
maggie

Maryville, TN

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#31
Mar 2, 2008
 
Enjoyed watching Flip on 11alive every morning.We will miss you have a wonderful retirement
maggie

Maryville, TN

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#32
Mar 2, 2008
 
Enjoyed you on 11alive.Enjoy your retirement
Rose

United States

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#33
Mar 3, 2008
 
Flip I sure have enjoyed watching you give the weather for the past 2 years. Moving here from California 2 years ago.
I will miss that smile, and that great sense of humor you had when you did the weather.I wish you good luck .
Cheryl

Douglasville, GA

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#34
Mar 3, 2008
 
WOW! More BAD news for Atlanta! From two country radio stations firing all but three members now to Flip leaving. Let us hope this isn't some type of "package" deal. Altanta's radio and news is truly going to waste.

Flip we will miss your smiling face, funny interactions with Jill, Randy, and Clarence (who has also disappeared from our mornings). Your personality and weather reporting was one of the top reasons for 11 Alive being our morning news station. It saddens us to see you go and it saddens us even more that 11Alive management does not have the decency and common courtsey to let Flip say his farewells to the devoted viewers of 11Alive morining news. Just like with Ken...one day they're there and poof, the next day they're gone. That's a real tactful, professional way to treat your loyal audience. By no way will my remaining a devoted morning viewer have anything to do with the sorry management at this station....IT IS SOLEY DUE TO JILL and RANDY. Get rid of them and 11Alive news will be history in our household!

GOOD LUCK FLIP IN OUR YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS! REMEMBER THAT WHEN OPEN DOOR CLOSES ANOTHER ONE OPENS AND WE PRAY THAT THAT OPEN DOOR IS FULL OF SUCCESS, HEALTH AND WEATHER :o) YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED!! GOD BLESS!!
Damian

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#35
Mar 3, 2008
 
It's only been a couple days, but without the guy who introduced us to the phrase "as cool as the other side of the pillow", the morning news on channel 11 just seems a bit less enthusiastic. The banter between Flip & Randy seemed to liven up the early morning broadcast. I really thought that Flip would eventually be Atlanta's next "Guy Sharpe".

And poor Clarence. Before he left the morning news, he said he was looking forward to not having to get up so early, but he just seems like a better anchor-person than field-reporter.

I'm not ready to give up on 11alive for my morning news, but it sure ain't the same. I like Karen & Jill, and Chris is a decent enough weatherman. There's just a lot less personality these days. Seems flat.

Best of luck to the Spice-man.
Cindy Greenway

Atlanta, GA

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#36
Mar 3, 2008
 
I had no idea that Flip was leaving I depend on him every morning at 5am. Please let him know he will be missed. Good Luck with whatever he sets out to do.
Kent in Marietta

Kennesaw, GA

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#37
Mar 3, 2008
 
Skip was/is tops in his field. Certainly more entertaining than WSB's Mellish.
Lawanna

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#38
Mar 3, 2008
 
I cant beleive Flip is gone.
First Clarence now Flip, I felt like the
team was like family. I will shop around
for another morning news station.
MGibbons

Canton, GA

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#39
Mar 3, 2008
 
Flip,
You will be truly missed. This is a real shock. You were on our TV every weekday morning, the morning team got us going each day. Your humor and interesting facts, the banter with Randy, were all fun to watch. Flip, Best Wishes in your future endeavors.
I for one would like to know what the management of Channel 11 hoped to accomplish with this bonehead move? You lost a good one. If you believe evrything the consultants say, you will lose all your base.
Patricia Hamil

Decatur, GA

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#40
Mar 3, 2008
 
But you were the sugar for my morning coffee.

Enjoy!
Diane Delozier

Clarkesville, GA

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#41
Mar 3, 2008
 
Mr. Spiceland,
I will miss you because almost every morning during the week, I have made it a point to watch your weather forecast, especially when bad weather was approaching. You proved to be the most accurate forecaster. Even your "hunches" that sometimes contridicted the weather service official forecast turned out the be accurate most of the time.
Thank you and good luck in all you do.

Diane Delozier

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