Will be a freelance fill-in meteorologist for Eyewitness News
It's been a little over four years since Stacey May left NEWS 25 to raise her three children, but the popular former Daybreak meteorologist is making something of a comeback.
I'm told this evening that she'll be working at WEHT/WTVW as a freelance fill-in meteorologist when Eyewitness News' regular meteorologists — Wayne Hart, David Heckard and Ron Rhodes — need time off.
"We’re excited to get Stacey back on the team and can’t wait to see her on the
air again," said WEHT/WTVW news director Bob Freeman.
Welcome back to the air, Stacey!
The other night, while watching one of our local TV stations (I won't say which one, but some of you will likely remember), three -- count 'em, three -- campaign ads aired, featuring Republican Indiana House candidates, right in a row. There's nothing inherently wrong with that. Indeed, campaign ads this time of year often outnumber (or at least they seem to outnumber) regular commercials. But these were different, and by that I mean ... they weren'tdifferent. All three people basically looked into the camera and read the exact same message. I was slack-jawed. Surprisingly, so far none of our local stations have done any reporting on this, at least not that I'm aware of, but veteran political reporter Jim Shella of Indianapolis' CBS affiliate, WISH-TV, did. He found that the ads are produced by Gov. Mitch Daniels' political action committee (PAC), Aiming Higher. Evidently it was cheaper to do them in what Shella calls "cookie cutter" fashion. Here&…
In the 1970s and early 1980s, one country radio station in the Tri-State stood head and shoulders above the rest, and it, in turn, stood upon the shoulders of a large man with a heart of gold.
You may not remember his full name, William T. Hughes, but that's all right. He preferred to be known by his nickname: Tiny.
Tiny was born and raised in Owensboro, and it was there he got his start in radio at WVJS (1420 AM) in 1955, but it was his stint at WROZ (1400 AM), which lasted from 1974 until his death, that brought him recognition to match his outsized body.
He had a special gift, and young and old alike tuned in each morning just to hear what Tiny would be talking about and which records he'd be spinning. It didn't hurt that he bridged the gap between the earlier country music and that which we hear today. He hit WROZ at the time when country's move from its roots in the "hills and hollers" to the more modern sound we know today was at its zenith.