Saturday, July 09, 2005

Hurricane Coverage: Who Do You Trust?

When there's a hurricane coming up the coast, what station do you turn to for up-to-the-minute updates? And when the damage is done, what newspaper do you view for coverage? In the Bay Area, as you well know, it’s NOT a theoretical question …


Blogger Charles said...

As I commentted previously, I respect Mr. Winters. I usually watch Delgado though, even if he is kind of quasi-nonexistent. But this is due to several factors.

1. I grew up watching WTVT for the weather, they were always the most accurate and for years the only station with a member of the AMS. Roy Leep was the best I've seen in Tampa.
2. WFLA's weather forecasts always seemed to be diametrically opposite reality, until sometime in the 90s.
3. I don't like some of the personalities and/or forecasts and/or formats of the other stations.

I will generally switch between fla's and tvt's during a major event such as a hurricane, but it is never as major as they would have people believe. Frankly, when I detect hype I change the channel until I either find no hype or push the power button.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 2:05:00 PM  
Blogger m said...

::And when the damage is done, what newspaper do you view for coverage? ::

There's only one worth reading and looking at in the Tampa Bay area. The St. Petersburg Times. The Trib is pathetic, at best.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger yourlive said...

There really is not contest. Steve Jerve is, by far, the best on Tampa Bay television. As far as that goes, the entire News Channel 8 team is very good.

Saturday, September 24, 2005 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger R.S. Polo said...

I also grew up watching WTVT News here in the Tampabay area where I was born.

But since I have taken an interest in ABC Action News due to the fact that they are the only channel that consumers can call in and get help in resolving their problems with everyday situations that they deal with.

I work as a volunteer for ABC Action News (Call For Action) answering the phones and helping consumers with ie; their problems with businesses. And we also have the attorneys helping us with information that will help the consumers.

So as I said I above, I have met Dennis Phillips whom is excellant in is forecast. I also tune into CNN and MSNBC for hurricane news. And use my weather radio.

I feel that the three stations I tune to I can get all the information and coverage I need to get the real story.

Saturday, September 24, 2005 12:55:00 PM  

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