created by: Native Mountain Boy | Nov 17, 2007

Asheville Citizen-Times

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Is it time for Darcell Grimes to leave WLOS?

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it is in the words

Hingham, MA

#141 Jul 17, 2008
Jakejay05 wrote:
The only newcaster that can speak well is Russ Bowen. Poor Victoria ia a joke. Let's leave Darcel alone because she will always be at WLOS. Might as well get use to her.
Ya; typically one has to show improvement or a special talent in their line of work to move on to bigger and better things (bigger city, etc.). I think you're absolutely right, she's going nowhere.
KXR

United States

#142 Jul 17, 2008
yona wrote:
Shes gotten a little long in the tooth but Tammy Watford still gets a salute from me.
I agree! Tammy rules!
mary

AOL

#143 Jul 17, 2008
Jakejay05 wrote:
The only newcaster that can speak well is Russ Bowen. Poor Victoria ia a joke. Let's leave Darcel alone because she will always be at WLOS. Might as well get use to her.
i agree poor victoria, she is likeable but she can't read the news to save her life. why don't they get her a coach or tell her to slow down she gets the news so garbled up i have to turn it off i don't know what the heck she is talking about.and looking at larry blunts eyes i can see he has his bags packed lol
Jeff

United States

#144 Jul 17, 2008
Victoria Dunkle is so hard to watch, Darcel is as well, but at least I'm awake when I see Darcel, having to wake up to Victoria is just to hard. P.S. Most people get fired when they show poor job performance, I quess not being able to read a teleprompter is not that big of a deal to Managers at WLOS.
Duh-huh

United States

#145 Jul 18, 2008
Native Mountain Boy wrote:
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She's been on the local station way too long and her personal actions don't match the public persona she puts on. That and I get tired of the fake, but ever so caring, head-bob that lets me know she really cares about what's happening with the little people.
When she can financially help a national company shut down a local business and then WLOS gives her on-air time to explain that she wasn't screwing over the local business owner, that's when I've had enough of her. Anyone else remember WZLS??
Too bad it wasn't her bed karen Coulan peed in before burning the house.
Duh-huh

United States

#146 Jul 18, 2008
Jakejay05 wrote:
The only newcaster that can speak well is Russ Bowen. Poor Victoria ia a joke. Let's leave Darcel alone because she will always be at WLOS. Might as well get use to her.
Turn the channel and you dont have to get used to anything .
Jakejay05

United States

#147 Jul 18, 2008
[I KNOW THAT!!
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#148 Jul 18, 2008
She looks like a cockroach,I'm glad she left Columbia,please don't send her back.
Imari Adams

Atlanta, GA

#149 Jul 18, 2008
it is in the words wrote:
REPLAYING POST # 37
<quoted text>
Oh yee of little credible info...Darcel couldn't care less about Hyman (like most intelligent people). Hyman was ousted by his own Republican deities at Sinclair. If you do a google search on him, there are several sources that explain how he clashed with the hands that fed him.
South AVL Zippy

Fletcher, NC

#150 Jul 21, 2008
Dear Tiny Infant Baby Jesus-
Please use your tiny manger powers to zap Darcel off the air. Little tiny saviour baby, she's been on the air here for 20 years and STILL sounds as if someone has taken thy rod and thy staff and stuck it up her well, I think you know where lil miracle maker. So please oh tiny infant baby master of all. PLEASE HAVE ANOTHER STATION PICK HER UP AND GET HER OUT OF HERE. Thank you oh mighty smiter of those that need smitin.
In your name.
Amen.
Ditch em All

United States

#151 Jul 21, 2008
Darcel looks like she's on crack lately. Her eyes are all red and she looks like she's really straining to achieve that bug eyed look she's famous for.
Deport Bob Cobwell - He KNEW he couldn't tell what the weather was, remember his slogan "whatever you've got on the fencepost is what you got". And now we still can't get away from his crapola in those asinine Ingle's ads, as if the Auto Advantage schlock wasn't bad enough.(I didn't think Dick Vitale could be any worse until he and Bob worked an ad together.)
Have you noticed that as bad as Darcel is, the weather crew is even worse? Jay Silzer looks like a moron sneaking up on the weather maps? And he couldn't tell a joke if his life depended on it - his on-air personality is that of a mortician. "Mr. Hollywood" Cuevas and his one raised eyebrow, they can go too. Ken Bostic was a drunk - a habitual gambler and too arrogant to talk to normal people.
I never got the appeal of Mimi Paige - but since her death, they seen determined to find a replacement that's just as scatterbrained. They may have that in Julie Wonder, but she has no personality. Victoria is goofy enough, but can't read the teleprompter.
I can't believe they need 90 minutes twice a day to butcher the mind numbing drivel they call news coverage.
Yep! WLOS has wasted some good reporters/anchors. Bob Williams, Frank Kracher, Mike Bettis, Emily Lopez, Mike Morgan, Brenda Burch.
Tender Foot

United States

#152 Jul 22, 2008
Native Mountain Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
She's been on the local station way too long and her personal actions don't match the public persona she puts on. That and I get tired of the fake, but ever so caring, head-bob that lets me know she really cares about what's happening with the little people.
When she can financially help a national company shut down a local business and then WLOS gives her on-air time to explain that she wasn't screwing over the local business owner, that's when I've had enough of her. Anyone else remember WZLS??
I remember the WZLS fiasco vividly and am still extremely upset over it. That was my favorite radio station. I wonder what the former WZLS peeps are up to now.
Tender Foot

United States

#153 Jul 22, 2008
Mtnbred wrote:
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Yepper, that was the best radio station around. I have never cared much for Darcell and even less when I found out her involvment in the demise of the Z. But, I never watch 13 in the evenings so she doesn't get under my skin like she used to.
The plot thickens.

“Trust the Brits?Ask the Irish!”

Since: Dec 07

Dublin

#154 Jul 22, 2008
The problem with Ms. Grimes is that she is bad. She mispronounces words. She puts emphasis on words that should not have emphasis. She lacks any emotional understanding of the topic about which she is speaking. She ends sentences with prepositions. She says STRENTH instead of STRENGTH. When we watch someone reporting the news we should view the person with, at the worst, neutrality. With her we say "She is awful. Get rid of her" This is not good.

I could care less about her race or her gender or whether or not she contributes to the community in any way. She just needs to do her j-o-b for which she is paid in a competent manner. She doesn't.

Of course she does own 70% of the station...
Duh-huh

United States

#155 Jul 22, 2008
Ribbon Boy wrote:
The problem with Ms. Grimes is that she is bad. She mispronounces words. She puts emphasis on words that should not have emphasis. She lacks any emotional understanding of the topic about which she is speaking. She ends sentences with prepositions. She says STRENTH instead of STRENGTH. When we watch someone reporting the news we should view the person with, at the worst, neutrality. With her we say "She is awful. Get rid of her" This is not good.
I could care less about her race or her gender or whether or not she contributes to the community in any way. She just needs to do her j-o-b for which she is paid in a competent manner. She doesn't.
Of course she does own 70% of the station...
Just because she owns it doesnt mean she has to have her nasty mug shown on it every evening.I have always thought in comparison to other stations wlos is severely lacking and behind the times. She could keep her ownership as far as I am concerned, just get her off the news.
Crazy Comments

AOL

#156 Jul 22, 2008
I'm not sure if Ms. Grimes owns any share of WLOS. Last I checked, WLOS was owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. There coporate headquarters is located in Hunt Valley, Maryland. She may have stock in the company however. I assume if she didn't follow company policy she could be removed from her job, obviously however, that isn't the case.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#157 Jul 22, 2008
Imari Adams wrote:
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I have evidence which strongly suggests that you do in fact reside in Oteen. Please let me help you. I have started a very lucrative **** fighting event, which I actually hold just outside of Oteen, so it should not be too much of an inconvenience to attend. I would actually like you to come as my special guest. When I see you, I will share with you the special vouchers i received from AB tech for free classes, as well as some old food stamps I hadn't planned on using.
LMAO! Please, PLEASE share your "evidence". And while I dont live there, what's wrong with Oteen? You went to college for 8 years and the best you can do is a PA? Give me a break. You must REALLY suck at your job. You were nothing but a glorified go-fer at WLOS, werent you? Admit it. If working for Darcel and WLOS was so great, why did you leave? Why wouldnt you want to stay close to your "goddess" at WLOS? You are a wannabe.

One more thing- what the hell is a "lucrative **** fighting event"?? Why would you fight stars? It makes no sense.
Imari Adams

Atlanta, GA

#158 Jul 23, 2008
Ditch em All wrote:
Darcel looks like she's on crack lately. Her eyes are all red and she looks like she's really straining to achieve that bug eyed look she's famous for.
Deport Bob Cobwell - He KNEW he couldn't tell what the weather was, remember his slogan "whatever you've got on the fencepost is what you got". And now we still can't get away from his crapola in those asinine Ingle's ads, as if the Auto Advantage schlock wasn't bad enough.(I didn't think Dick Vitale could be any worse until he and Bob worked an ad together.)
Have you noticed that as bad as Darcel is, the weather crew is even worse? Jay Silzer looks like a moron sneaking up on the weather maps? And he couldn't tell a joke if his life depended on it - his on-air personality is that of a mortician. "Mr. Hollywood" Cuevas and his one raised eyebrow, they can go too. Ken Bostic was a drunk - a habitual gambler and too arrogant to talk to normal people.
I never got the appeal of Mimi Paige - but since her death, they seen determined to find a replacement that's just as scatterbrained. They may have that in Julie Wonder, but she has no personality. Victoria is goofy enough, but can't read the teleprompter.
I can't believe they need 90 minutes twice a day to butcher the mind numbing drivel they call news coverage.
Yep! WLOS has wasted some good reporters/anchors. Bob Williams, Frank Kracher, Mike Bettis, Emily Lopez, Mike Morgan, Brenda Burch.
I don't know about the rest of you, but this gentleman seems like "News Manager" material to me. I can hook you up with WLOS fax number so that you can immediately and personally squire your surely impressive resume into the right hands. I bet you miss Mark Hyman...
Imari Adams

Atlanta, GA

#159 Jul 23, 2008
Ribbon Boy wrote:
The problem with Ms. Grimes is that she is bad. She mispronounces words. She puts emphasis on words that should not have emphasis. She lacks any emotional understanding of the topic about which she is speaking. She ends sentences with prepositions. She says STRENTH instead of STRENGTH. When we watch someone reporting the news we should view the person with, at the worst, neutrality. With her we say "She is awful. Get rid of her" This is not good.
I could care less about her race or her gender or whether or not she contributes to the community in any way. She just needs to do her j-o-b for which she is paid in a competent manner. She doesn't.
Of course she does own 70% of the station...
I tell you...with all of these excellent recommendations in both human resources and management, I was contemplating starting a public access news channel, but feared I would not be able to find competent staff. Now I see my fears were ludicrous, with all the talented people out here with such strong and thought provoking advice. I tell you what, I'm going to really go out on a limb here and ask this gentleman, pubicly to accept the position of Newsroom manager. I know it's risky...but these little diatribes have given me a glimpse into what can only be described as a truly enlightened and progressive professional presence here nestled in the majestic mountains of Western N.C. Who would have thought...I plan to hit the air with our first forecast on September 8th, live from downtown Oteen. Please fax me your salary requirements.
Dennis Justice

Hendersonville, NC

#160 Jul 23, 2008
I miss Jenny Dunn. I know it has nothing to do with this topic. Sue me.

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