Thursday, May 03, 2007

Nighbeat Starts Now (With No Pointing!)

Effective tonight... No more pointing when Nightbeat starts. The boss just came in and killed the pointing.

The first time I did the pointing, it was a joke. It stuck around and became my "schtick" in the news tease. I have even thought about looking at my watch before saying the infamous "Nightbeat Start Now" line. I guess I'll pass on that, too.

Oh well... No more pointing... The boss has spoken and I'm "cool" with not pointing... Maybe was "getting old."

I'll have to stick my hands in my pockets tonight to avoid pointing out of habit!!!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Don't you have to point at the maps when you are doing the weather???? I guess I have never noticed any strange pointing habits that you have.

Ryan said...

Oh no... I can still point in the weathercast. I just can't point when I say "Nightbeat Starts... NOW".... I use to point with both hands down to the ground when I said NOW. (As if the show would not start if I did not say it!) It's in the news tease... not the weathercasts.

I'm giggling while thinking about it...

Anonymous said...

I'll never watch Nightbeat again. That's it; I'm through. No pointy-pointy, no watchy-watchy.

... Craig must get in trouble a LOT! :D

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I can tolerate all these changes!!! Must be something that's going around - there has been alot of changes where I work also.

I thought the pointing was good - oh well, the weather goes on!!

Has Glen Marini left?

When is "the boss" leaving?

Keep up the good work.

Ryan said...

Yep, Glen is still here. He'll been on Nightbeat tonight.

We'll see how the changes go... I'm going to stay open-minded. They may turn out better than a lot of folks think. We'll see.

All I know is this...I'm going to keep my hands in my pockets in the news tease! :)

Wander said...

I liked it when you pointed, it put emphasis on the fact. What do I know though, I'm just a watcher. I do like some of the changes but I think the sports should leave the 5 o'clock newscast and be in the 6 o'clock instead, just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I read in Occasions where Mr. Fortenberry is leaving this summer.

Where did the other sports report go to?

I think the sports needs to be in the 6:00 broadcast. Many are not home during the 5pm cast. I will keep an open mind too, but done like what has happened so far.

Anonymous said...

I personally liked the "nightbeat starts now" WITH THE POINTING!

Anonymous said...

I think you ought to do a pirouette instead.

Amanda said...

Too many changes going on at KAIT lately. Oh well sometimes change is good just so long as they stick with the storm team they have now Im ok. You guys know your stuff and do an awesome job at keeping the community informed especially during severe weather.

Anonymous said...

I am pro pointing!