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Jason Kadah redux…

Good morning, Netizens...

I seem to have provoked a lot of comments lately about the local weather forecasts after KREM-2's weather forecaster Jason Kadah recently disappeared from our television screens. For the most part, I totally agree with what has been said and as several have spoken quite eloquently, Jason Kadah was your quintessential funny man, who mixed humor and the weather with fairly predictable measure. There are not enough people on local television that can make me grin, and Jason was one of those rare creatures.

Granted, Kadah did appear to serve beneath the shadow of KREM's Tom Sherry, who is not only their chief meteorologist, and thus perhaps Kadah's straw boss, but Sherry is their go-to guy when it comes to promoting various non-profit causes. It is hard to argue with the success of Tom's Turkey Drive, and the various other causes Sherry promotes. One can only speculate whether there was friction there.

That, as several have noted, is only the edge of the iceberg. We have seen a high turnover rate of personnel at various news and weather positions at KREM-2, some of whom like Kadah, had established a niche for themselves in the public's eye. Could it be possible that public popularity is only a tiny fraction of the criteria station managers use to determine who gets the axe?

I think so, and thus for the time being, and based upon previous engagements, we are stuck with a series of new faces. My belief is they will persist so long as they do not become too popular. Thanks to everyone who were willing to comment on the thread about Jason Kadah's departure.


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