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dirt farmer

Cleveland, TN

#1 Sep 27, 2013
Rob Williams, Melissa Hiploit and Tabitha Mils, all leaving WJHL. Were they fired? I heard Tim Cable was fired too.
Ed Smith

Jonesborough, TN

#2 Sep 27, 2013
You "heard" ? From who ? The Voices ?
Grady

Johnson City, TN

#3 Sep 27, 2013
dirt farmer wrote:
Rob Williams, Melissa Hiploit and Tabitha Mils, all leaving WJHL. Were they fired? I heard Tim Cable was fired too.
We do have any interesting group running the news here. They have a penchant for not reporting important news. Reporting the minimum on some stories- and then not following up. On air their personalities seem like insecure members of a badly dysfunctional family.

They make national news themselves sometimes and usually for all the wrong reasons. When I saw the coverage about a local individual arrested with thousand of dollars shoved their butt I expected it to be another story about our erstwhile local celebrities.
dirt farmer

Cleveland, TN

#4 Sep 29, 2013
Ed Smith wrote:
You "heard" ? From who ? The Voices ?
No, just from word on the street. I was told a lot of people are leaving the station. Something must be going on.
Somebody

Elizabethton, TN

#5 Oct 1, 2013
Rob was not fired. I don't know about the others.
trungeto

Apex, NC

#6 Oct 1, 2013
I can see why Rob Williams is leaving. The guy has gone through a lot in the last couple years. And just wants to start fresh.

But if a number of people are leaving WJHL, it is usually a sign of cutting costs or the station is going to be sold to another company.

I worked at a station for a period of time, and when it was sold to a smaller company, we had a number of reporters and anchors leave within 3 months.

Then shortly down the line, those that stuck through the sale were either kept on, replaced by other fresher/younger talent, or their positions were totally eliminated.
who cares

Johnson City, TN

#7 Oct 1, 2013
Who cares? They all suck! They do no know how to report news, it's like a high school party every morning. Grow the f*ck up!
who cares

Johnson City, TN

#8 Oct 1, 2013
not*
buttercup

Johnson City, TN

#10 Oct 1, 2013
I'd do melissa hipolit though.. She's purty
mark

Blountville, TN

#11 Oct 3, 2013
I feel that changes are needed. But can't take the likes of Casey marbled in morning.
goldie

Johnson City, TN

#12 Oct 3, 2013
I hate to see them leave, i really enjoy watching am news. maybe it is management.
GnTN

Johnson City, TN

#13 Oct 5, 2013
Glad to see the change other than Rob. Melissa not anchor material. Need to clone Josh Smith so he can anchor morning & night
mark1481

Johnson City, TN

#14 Oct 5, 2013
get rid of gravel voiced annoying Casey and his stupid interception repetitive oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie rant on Touchdown Friday Nights !! He sounds so corny, child-like and ridiculous everytime I watch him !!!
notafan

Johnson City, TN

#15 Oct 6, 2013
mark1481 wrote:
get rid of gravel voiced annoying Casey and his stupid interception repetitive oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie, oskie rant on Touchdown Friday Nights !! He sounds so corny, child-like and ridiculous everytime I watch him !!!
He does have a terribly irritating voice and I have to change channels when he is on. Maybe speech therapy would help the voice, but don't know about the stupidity.
The Twins

Johnson City, TN

#16 Oct 6, 2013
dirt farmer wrote:
Rob Williams, Melissa Hiploit and Tabitha Mils, all leaving WJHL. Were they fired? I heard Tim Cable was fired too.
What was the chicken/woman story about Cable in Elizabethton?

Chris Day

United States

#17 Oct 7, 2013
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.
Terrace Inn

Johnson City, TN

#18 Oct 12, 2013
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.
.....'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 ..........

I discovered a new target demo for weather news. It's non-chelauntly delivered in crayon drawings as to not overburden the mental abilities of viewers. I predict it will be a big hit in this area!
dirt farmer

Cleveland, TN

#19 Oct 13, 2013
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.
WJHL watcher for 40YR

Kingsport, TN

#20 Oct 27, 2013
I think like everyone else that Rob was fired or muscled out of his personal life & that is WRONG. He & Melissa was the best morning team ever. I also heard Mellisaa & tim and others were fired. Whats up? Maybe I need to watch another news channel. Whatever is going on may be the reason DISH dropped WJHL.I hope Sara & Josh aren't next.And the new ones are terrible. And for Casey he is good for FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. bIT i AGREE ABOUT THE OSKIE, OSKIE CRAP IT NEEDS TO GO!!!
WJHL VIEWER

Marion, VA

#21 Oct 27, 2013
Why are the good reporters of news/special features/weather all leaving??? Are they being let go or do they feel they are being pushed out of their jobs? I really like Rob Williams and I so enjoyed Tim Cable. Please keep the good folks you have now and don't lose anyone else = Please.

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