Johnson City, TN

#42 Nov 22, 2013
Amused Viewer wrote:
<quoted text> I can understand why you are kind of miffed. We all respond to the familiar and routine. It helps brings stability. They were polished on camera and during the tornados they worked hard to allert the areas affected. But when the news about Williams, and his now deceased ex-boyfriend, became national headlines even an infrequent viewer could tell something wasn't right at WJHL. And it was more (I'll be polite) than Williams and Simpsons obvious on-air affection for each other. The truth about what was really happening will remain in-house. WJHL is the media and the media normally don't report disturbing news about their own Company's employees. But management realized something was dysfunctional and many were fired. So we're left with the core of the old news teams to provide continuity for the viewers. Monarch Sara and Josh. Can I get an Amen.
Who in the world is Simpsons?

Kingsport, TN

#43 Dec 2, 2013
mark wrote:
I feel that changes are needed. But can't take the likes of Casey marbled in morning.
A-feakin-men! God I cant stand him!
Rob Williams

Johnson City, TN

#44 Dec 16, 2013
Row Row Row your boat gently down the stream!

United States

#45 Dec 25, 2013
Our local networks are now known as "the no Christmas networks"

Johnson City, TN

#46 Mar 6, 2014
GnTN wrote:
Glad to see the change other than Rob. Melissa not anchor material. Need to clone Josh Smith so he can anchor morning & night
Josh Smith does have a twin!
Good dude

Boone, NC

#47 Mar 6, 2014
littleme wrote:
<quoted text>
Josh Smith does have a twin!
too of

Watauga, TN

#48 Mar 6, 2014
Chris Day wrote:
I'll miss Rob. IMO he is THE Best Meterologist on tv - period.
You watch the weather channel, or skim thru some of the other weather reporters from big cities & other towns around the country on youtube - and their either 'bland robots in sharp suits' or nerds who give you facts overload, and confuse you.
Rob givs the news in a calm, friendly, cool non-chelaunt way. He explains the forcast simply & doesnt overburden you with useless info - while still managing personal dialogue with the audience; making it feel like hes talking to YOU at home.
I think rob was WJHL laided himoff. I mean he got arrowed to the heart, calledout of the closet publically, & found to be living with a WJHL funder!- yet he STILL has shownup to work since. No, he would have already left if he couldn't handle his dirty laundry being air. He knows too many people like him, & dont care. WJHL is simply fireing most their higher-paid senor employees. They're costcutting dince they lost all they money Dish Network 'usually' pays them, by being greedy & playing hardball with them for even more money.
When Rob goes - I'll switch to WCYB News 5. I don't like Dave Dirks or the anchors....but I cant stand the rookies they at 11 now - especially that 'robot' meterologist.
Several years ago rob visited several elementary science classrooms to talk about weather forecasts and what is envolved in making a prediction. He was the most well-mannered and knowledgeable guest I have seen in schools from the business sector-ever. He was a very good weatherman and whatever went on in his personal life really didn't effect his broadcast of the weather whatsoever-I'd much rather watch his forecast and come away with good pertinent information then be annoyed to death by the bunglers doing the weather now-mark Reynolds just will not shut up-he goes on and on and on-we only need to hear the weather report-quickly-ONCE!
dirt farmer

Johnson City, TN

#49 Mar 8, 2014
I see that WCYB got Tim Cable to sign up to work for them. Good move by them. I miss Cable Country. mabye they will let him do it again. Now they just need to get Rob Williams over there. Whoever fired them both at WJHL should be fired.

Johnson City, TN

#50 Mar 9, 2014
Rob did have charisma and was definitely a kind man. Having said that, his personal life ending up in the news wasn't good. I heard he got shot by Daryl.

United States

#51 Mar 9, 2014
This entire thread is dumb

United States

#52 Mar 9, 2014
I love Casey on TD Friday nights.

United States

#53 Mar 9, 2014
Just watch it and take it for what it's worth

United States

#54 Mar 10, 2014
WCYB takeover

United States

#55 Mar 10, 2014
I hope not. To much VA stuff
Rick Skeens

Antioch, TN

#56 Mar 18, 2014
dirt farmer wrote:
I don't know what is worse, the fact that Rob Williams and Tim Cable are gone or that Amy Lynn is still on TV! She comes off as all stuck up or something.
yes I agree Amy needs t hit the bricks she just full of her self !! Makes me sick!!

Jonesborough, TN

#57 Mar 18, 2014
Sara Diamond is awful and needs to go. Giggling through the news is not what I want to see.
Mass exodus

Anchorage, AK

#58 Mar 24, 2014
Jennifer Dale the news director that came in 2012 is responsible for the mass exodus. No one was fired, they chose to leave at the end of their contracts because the new boss treats everyone like garbage, over works them, micromanages and has no regard for the personal/private lives of employees. She forces reporters to focus on sensational news instead of real news and has the audacity to bring her crying toddler into the newsroom, regularly for hours when she rarely works a full 8 hour day, in front of the employees she's forcing to work 10-12 hour days with no overtime.

That many long-time on-air personalities don't just up and leave for no reason. The reason's name is Jennifer Dale. One of the worst people on the face of the earth.

Johnson City, TN

#59 Mar 28, 2014
Do you have this Jennifer Dale's email address and/or phone number? I think people that hated what happened should call or email telling WJHL how they feel and try to get her fired. Or is it too late?
Two Non Blondes

Johnson City, TN

#60 Mar 28, 2014
NewsNerd wrote:
Do you have this Jennifer Dale's email address and/or phone number? I think people that hated what happened should call or email telling WJHL how they feel and try to get her fired. Or is it too late?
Don';t you think you're being a bit unfair? Ms Dale has had to deal with a range of issues from her newscasters and crew that having nothing to do with delivering news. Actually the opposite. When the people who read the news become the news, or are inserting their personal or political biases into their reporting, she has fundamental issues to deal with. Because of many recent events surrounding WJHL, the corporate parent, Media General, had to "ask what has been going on in Johnson City?" Undoubtedly the closer they looked the more concerned they became. The management and staff had been given a lot of slack to run the broadcast and unfortunately had betrayed that trust. If Rob williams, Tim Cable, and Melissa Hippolit were just the tip of the iceberg imagine what the other 90% looked like. It probably convinced them that major changes were in order. Because of lawyers and contracts they did what most corporations do. They let them find other jobs while making it obvious their services were no longer needed. On a personal note you trolls are quite transparent. While you are very sneaky, your views do not represent the community standards. Now go back and rechart your "Get Amy Lynn Fired" campaign. You've been trying that for years. How's it working out for you?

Johnson City, TN

#61 Mar 28, 2014
I'm a "troll" and I am not trying to get Amy Lynn fired. I just don't bother to watch her.

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