It’s all over for me in Palm Springs. It’s been an open secret I’ve known about for a few months. Still, I’m very sad.
Friday was supposed to be my last day, instead it’s yesterday.
KMIR was an incredible opportunity to show my idea works. There’s no necessity for the meteorologist to be at the station as long as he or she cares about what they’re doing. I was on-the-air every day from my garage studio, 105 miles away.
It looked so good few knew and no one cared. Am I allowed to say it felt like my best work?
A few months ago a new general manager came to the station. He made it clear his biggest weather goal was to have someone “who would visit kindergartens.”
I was offered the job, if I’d move. I said I’d prefer to complete the deal I already had. They terminated my contract.
They are allowed to do that. Cancellation was built in should my plan be technically unfeasible. What they did was OK by the letter, not the spirit.
I very much enjoyed working for KMIR. More so, I REALLY love what the Coachella Valley is. It is unlike any other place I’ve worked. An unusual mix of people drawn together. It’s wonderful.
A manager told me there’s been a steady stream of calls and emails since my replacement was announced. They wanted to know if I’d be permitted to stay.
I’ve been in the market less than a year. He was surprised. I was gratified.
I assume more will call Monday when this becomes clear.
It’s on to Nebraska, where we’ll have four stations before the end of the year and I’ll have lots of weather to forecast. They get lots of weather in Nebraska.