Friday, January 28, 2005

Moving On

Eddie Urish, morning weather guy at WMBD will be moving on. Details at Jeff's Peoria Television Stations blog.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

He will probably be replaced by some to-young-to-have-credibility broadcaster who recently graduated from college.

That's the problem with Peoria TV - there are too many young people on the air who have no life experience to make news judgements. And on the weekends it's like watching kiddie TV.

Jeff Nau said...

I think that since they have been having Caitlin Weinstein do the weather with Eddie lately, it will probably be her doing the weather... with maybe Krystal Morris?

Edgar said...

In response to the first comment on this post, you're probably right, but what else do you expect for the starting money here?

As fond as I am of this place, and even though there are talented people who have stayed around who could have moved on, the fact is markets this size are still considered places for people to start.

Anonymous said...

maybe this needs a whole new post to discuss. I was once part of "Kiddie TV" on the weekends in Peoria. but a few years ago, I remember market 117(110 back then?) was not a place a lot of people got their start on-air. I remember at 25, some reporters/anchors had paid some dues in places like Quincy, Duluth, Elmira, ect...even time at Mizzou's KOMU. now it seems like all you need is a college degree, maybe some time interning or time behind the scenes. but the younger, the cheaper, and turnover can be high when us young kids learn, grow, make our mistakes, then move on.
--Gehly

Anonymous said...

Actually Crystal will be doing the weather portion of the morning show as well as at noon; With respect to the salary point and replacements. I was amazed at the salary these young people are working for when I started 5 years ago. It is a real crime! I was fortunate because I was hired by Bill Lamb when the Morning Mix was his baby and a priorty. As you may also know I came with no preveious television experience so when I agreed to my salary I assumed it was consistant with everyone else. I later learned how lucky I was. It is a real shame for these young people! I think it is the mindset of these large coorporations ie nexstar granit etc that they can exploit the ego's of these newbies and take advantage of them. Unfortunatly, while they pull down millions of dollars and the ceo's get million dollar bonuses these "kids" are terribly exploited. A real shame!

eddie

Anonymous said...

simple supply and demand. there are enough grads each year just trying to break-in and willing to work for peanuts. if you won't work for 17K a year, there's always a stack of tapes in a News Director's office of people that will.

BTW, good luck Eddie.
--Gehly

Anonymous said...

the previous post is exactly right! Unfortunately, and I'm ashamed to admit it now, that I was one of those kids. I just wanted a job so bad that I'd take anything.

Now, I've looked three times at other markets and all three times offered LESS than what I'm making here....and all three are BIGGER markets. All three times, the job I was offered, was filled by a college kid with no experience.

Edgar said...

Eddie,

Best of luck with whatever the future has in store for you!

Edgar