Good morning, Netizens…
After my piece on the demise of Jason Kadah, former KREM-2 morning weather forecaster, and many responses later, I sort of figured despite his humorous approach to weather forecasting in the morning, he was missing in Spokane, and nothing would ever bring him back to the Spokane news media. Then the Jacob Fries of the Inlander posted a message in their blog that might add even more heat to the fire on Wed, Aug. 11, 2010.
That is only the beginning. Jason now apparently has a Facebook page of his fans all clamoring for his return, and I adamantly and thoroughly concur. Watching the morning weather forecast on KREM these days simply isn’t the same without Kadah’s off-the-wall sense of humor, if not the accuracy of his weather forecasts. Grace Pena’s upbeat bouncy morning weather simply is not an acceptable replacement! When she tries to be funny, it becomes a painful experience, like having a molar extracted, and I immediately reach for the channel changer and begin looking for another weather forecast.
It seems funny in an abstract way that Kadah was fired by KREM’s news director Noah Cooper, but now when anyone wants to know the details, you are referred to station manager Jamie Atkin who, it appears, is conveniently out of town on vacation.
Plus according to the Inlander piece, there is pending litigation between Kadah and KREM, which may stop everything in its tracks, somewhat similar to what happened to Nadine Woodward.
I’ll reiterate what I have stated several times before: give me back Jason Kadah. KREM-2 doesn’t have a clue what I like, and irreverence works for me!