And if they aren't boring me to tears with that, I can routinely expect a lecture from some gal on the looming effects of global warming. She has her own time slot, though I couldn't tell you her name or why she's been chosen to preach to us. I have a remote and I use it with alacrity.
And what in God's name is "Abrams and Bettis?"
Can't we just get the freaking weather?
Anyway, in lieu of us ever finding such on The Weather Channel, I can merrily report that we now have the capability of turning to an alternative:
Roanoke TV station launches weather channelHad I been editing this piece, I might have changed that last sentence to read: "The new channel is likely to compete with the well-established cable network the Weather Channel ... by offering weather information."
WSLS' general manager said the venture is intended to increase viewership and the advertising base.
By Christina Rogers, The Roanoke Times
WSLS (Channel 10) has launched a new 24-hour weather channel featuring the station's four-person meteorological team and giving regular updates on local forecasts.
Patrick McKee, the station's weekend forecaster, is heading the new venture, which is intended to both increase viewership and the advertising base, said Warren Fiihr, WSLS' general manager and vice president.
The weather channel first aired about 11 a.m. Thursday on digital cable, Fiihr said.
Its programing will include travel updates, road condition reports and shots from the station's real-time Vipir Radar, in addition to regular forecasts by the WSLS meteorologists, he said.
The new channel is likely to compete with the well-established cable network the Weather Channel but with a more targeted audience by providing regional weather coverage. (link)
Anyway, give a big hug to our very own weather channel. It couldn't have come at a more opportune time.