Hello, I did want to thank NBC24 for nearly 12 great years, many fine broadcasters still remain at WNWO.I felt I needed a change, I had many choices: stay in Toledo, or move on.I was turning down many out of market jobs, but I'm proud to say I will be back on the air very soon on 13ABC. Spending more time with my 2 boys( Brad plays football at Hillsdale College, Tyler still attends Maumee High )plus staying in Toledo being near my 85 year old mother, staying with my lady Kathy and working at WTVG,13ABC made my choice easy. I will stay here, continue to forecast for many wonderful radio stations: K100, WRQN, and WLEN. I look forward to working with Stan, Jay, and the entire weather team at 13ABC.Goodluck to my old friends at NBC24. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Always a pleasure to listen to you do the weather, Bill.
Quick anecdote: my sister and brother-in-law were visiting us eight or nine years ago on Christmas. We woke up, opened presents with the kiddies, and turned on the TV. You came on, and my relatives suddenly sat up and said: "OMIGOD! It's Typhoon Bill!!!"
They were fans of yours when you did the weather for some Traverse City station.
Congrats on the move. Definitely a good move both parties as WTVG does have the better weather department in Toledo. I also agree with the comments in the Bland story that 13 has better severe weather coverage - even though I haven't seen a lot of it, except for when I'm in town. :) I'm saying that as I'm measuring it against the OKC and Dallas markets which are probably the top two severe weather markets in the nation. Now just need to get a few storm trackers out in the fields, and you all will be good to go.
Bill: your style always reminds me of a toned-down version of Detroit weather legend Sonny Eliot. Informative, yes, but with a little (maybe alot) of entertainment thrown in. Good luck with the change.
Interesting on-air personality to say the least. Good for Bill to remain in the Toledo market.
Oh McCaskey, there is NOTHING toned down about Blizzard Bill.
Bill, good luck in your new job. Please Please PLEASE, don't get so dramatic. Reign it in a little! :-)
Personally, I like the "Chicken Little" style of delivery. Is there such a thing as over preparedness? Not really.
If you guys think some of the weather coverage there is over the top or extreme, here are a couple vids of what it is like here in OKC.
Congrats and keep up the great work. Neat to see you on this forum. I also enjoy your forecasts.