Les Smith resigns from WAVY-TV 10

Les Smith resigns from WAVY-TV 10

There are 230 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Apr 25, 2007, titled Les Smith resigns from WAVY-TV 10. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

News anchor Les Smith has resigned from WAVY-TV, Channel 10, Tuesday. "In his 22 years at WAVY, Les has been a major contributor to WAVY's success, both on the air and in the newsroom," said WAVY News Director ...

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guess

Greenbackville, VA

#218 Nov 20, 2008
to the person who watches and knows about all the news stations: What ever happened to the tall, black male that used to do the traffic? I'm not sure which station it was. I just know that he was on early in the morning and I could not stand hearing his voice first thing in the morning. Couldn't understand a word he was saying. Glad he wasn't to automobiles what an air traffic controller is to aircraft. Could you imagine the drivers trying to figure out what he was saying, crashing all over the highways?(No offense to race or gender)
Clueless

Virginia Beach, VA

#220 Jan 8, 2009
Yolanda wrote:
the need mo black men newsmen who looks like michel vick
This is how black people think!!
eda

Virginia Beach, VA

#221 Jan 17, 2009
i notice don roberts has stop wearing his wedding ring. is everything ok!! i hope so
life is good

Hampton, VA

#222 Jan 17, 2009
Les good luck, good life and good wishes!! It has been a pleasure watching you and you will be missed!!

I hope you have big plans that include alot of fun things w/your family!!

BEST WISHES in "09"
somehond

Aliquippa, PA

#223 Mar 8, 2009
&fe ature=PlayList&p=9C980CB53 BA9ED2C&index=13

easy come and easy go!
mommytmaj

Santa Clarita, CA

#224 Mar 9, 2009
This thread is really funny. I love it how we have nothing better to do than to read this yet alone post. Ha ha Im guilty too.
mommytmaj

Santa Clarita, CA

#225 Mar 9, 2009
btw i loved what guess said. it really made me laugh. thanks i needed that.
Joyce

Orem, UT

#226 Apr 4, 2009
We miss Les Smith! When you get used to seeing someone regularly, you miss them when they are not there.The people that tune in to your station is what makes your station sucessful. They should receive an explanation which is called respect. It goes both ways! I know there is a tactful way to let everyone know these unanswered questions,
don't you? IT'S CALLED COMMON COURTESY.
Disappointed in Holland Virginia!
numbnutz

Cape Charles, VA

#227 Apr 4, 2009
Joyce wrote:
We miss Les Smith! When you get used to seeing someone regularly, you miss them when they are not there.The people that tune in to your station is what makes your station sucessful. They should receive an explanation which is called respect. It goes both ways! I know there is a tactful way to let everyone know these unanswered questions,
don't you? IT'S CALLED COMMON COURTESY.
Disappointed in Holland Virginia!
NO it's called mind your own f8888ucking business. F' common courtesy. This crap happened long ago, get a life and move on.

Since: Oct 08

SUFFOLK, VA. 23434

#228 Apr 8, 2009
nunnya wrote:
<quoted text>
Shaddddup! What I care about is freaking liberals and spoiled as biatches that think they are the center of the universe and think they should get whatever they want, whenever they want. I don't know what happened to Les, don't know jack about WAVY, and don't care about either. So shut it up.
If this if this case, then why are you here. It is just aseasy to change to another thread, as it is for someone to change to TV channell. I have to agree with some of the others. You are very angry for someone that does not care.

Since: Mar 09

Norfolk, VA

#229 Apr 11, 2009
numbnutz wrote:
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NO it's called mind your own f8888ucking business. F' common courtesy. This crap happened long ago, get a life and move on.
Wow, now that's just mean... your right, it is between the anchor and the broadcasting station to determine if it is appropriate to address the departure, but seriously... no need to be so harsh...
Lori Shapiro

Virginia Beach, VA

#230 May 5, 2009
Jack wrote:
Not only is Les gone from 10, David Nelson disappeared from 43. Lintv owns both stations and apparently has a femi-nazi for a news director. Male newscasters beware of the b*tch.
Take a good look at yourself before
calling "names"Lori
Spring Lake

Virginia Beach, VA

#231 Jul 24, 2009
Saw Les recently on the news in New Jersey. He is
as terrific as ever & I'm glad he has resurfaced in the media. Wish him the best & look forward to seeing him often on future trips to the area.
Real Truth

Portsmouth, VA

#232 Jul 24, 2009
Verne wrote:
Why did he resign? This has been a sudden suprise as it was when Alveta was out of circulation without viewers knowing. What is happening at WAVY?
To be NUMBER ONE, you will do ANYTHING,amd I mean ANYTHING to keep that rating,imcluding showing the top newscasters the front door as your lord and master LIN BROADCASTING has held onto WAVY since it started broadcasting in 1958.Give em' HD, guve en' surround sound, ANYTHING TO KEEP EM' WITH YOU. But as for talent , forget that,throw whatever happebs to be on hand at the time,but forget the BIG TALENT,that cost too much.But give en HD,and suround sound that will pull in the ratings,sorry 10,but I'm not on your side.I watch 13,at least they are real people,not glossed over drunks,like fox was...
Real Truth

Portsmouth, VA

#233 Jul 25, 2009
takenitlight wrote:
I think it is just wrong they let Jim Lawerence go after 20+ years of service vs. giving him a retirement package. He seemed like a nice guy. Don used to be funny back in college, but turned out to be arrogant. WAVY's pulling the same stuff WTKR did a long while back & it will not be good ratings if they keep on this track.
Oh yeah: Thanks again Less!
Don Slatter cound'nt tell pee from rain. He is the most stupid forcaster that I have EVER seen on the air,always sounding like he has just run into the stuido from a racrtrack. Give me ANYTHING but this half wit who stirred up a stink a number of years ago about peoples "NAPPY HAIR" If anybody should have been fired,this moron should have been it.WAVY-TV is the last thing I watch,the VERY last thing.
Real Truth

Portsmouth, VA

#234 Jul 25, 2009
Independent wrote:
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Alveta and Barbara Ciara - both think they are the queens of local news and the stations bow down to them. I don't know why. It's not like there isn't a glut of journalists and TV news/communications majors out there waiting for their chance to read the news. If they are so darn great then why haven't they moved on to bigger markets?
No other station in the U.S. has a camera with a lens W I D E enough to fit these 2 roly-poly-olys
Real Truth

Portsmouth, VA

#235 Jul 25, 2009
Independent wrote:
Sorry to hear David Nelson is gone. Seemed like a nice enough guy. Too white bread for this area? Probably. LOL
The darker the crust---the greater the appeal.
Real Truth

Portsmouth, VA

#236 Jul 25, 2009
Josh wrote:
Next they will probably can Mr. Cash so they can make all the children sad too. Don Roberts will follow to complete the cycle.
Naw,Not Don---TOO DARK...Its illeagal...
Big Larry

Hampton, VA

#237 Jul 26, 2009
Sex tape...with that ole big tittied Tamara Dietrich.
poo poo chicken

Pensacola, FL

#238 Jul 26, 2009
Bye bye old guy!

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