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    Default CTV Morning Live starts tomorrow!

    http://www.viewers.ca/discuss/showthread.php?p=50214

    CTV MORNING LIVE provides viewers in Edmonton with the option of receiving live local morning news in addition to the national perspective provided by CANADA AM, which continues to be available live in Edmonton on CTV News Channel and on demand at canadaam.ctv.ca.

    Here are four quick reasons for viewers to start the day with CTV Morning Live:

    Rob Williams, Co-Host – Born in Whitecourt, AB, Williams has been a valuable member of the CTV News team for over a decade. With experience both on-air and behind the producer desk, Williams is a seasoned news professional with deep roots in Alberta. “We’re very excited about the opportunity this gives us to connect with the people and events at the neighborhood level,” said Williams. “It’s important to go beyond the breaking news and include the activities and events that make the daily lives of our viewers more interesting.”

    Dez Melenka, Co-Host – A true Edmontonian, Melenka trained for her craft at NAIT before working in a range of CTV newsrooms throughout Western Canada. As comfortable as she is covering news from the streets of Edmonton, Melenka loves heading back to the farm every other week for big family dinners. “The way you begin your morning sets the tone for the entire day,” said Melenka. “We can’t wait to help our viewers start off with a smile, and all the information they need to get going.”

    Craig Larkins, Weather Specialist –Larkins brings viewers a detailed look at the weather conditions they can expect as they begin their day, as well as an accurate forecast for the days ahead. “CTV Edmonton has such a strong commitment to weather reporting, and it’s great that I can start the day building on that tradition.” A newcomer to Edmonton, this former Winnipegger who grew up in a “football house” is ready to cheer for the Green and Gold.

    Melissa Dominelli, Traffic Specialist – Melissa Dominelli provides an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive look at traffic across the city of Edmonton and the capital region. “I grew up in Edmonton and I’ve watched the city’s traffic grow,” said Dominelli. “We have amazing resources that allow us to show our viewers real-time traffic conditions and help them get around the trouble spots.”
    I'll be watching it tomorrow morning.
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    I've set my PVR to record the show.
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    I'm very curious to see the show too.
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    Sorry, I have a life. A busy one. I can't be bothered to watch a group of 20 somethings read the "news" (the same stuff the older newsreaders read at 6PM) and pretend they like each other.

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    Has CTV Edmonton switched to broadcasting its news in HD this morning? CTV Calgary made the switch over the weekend in time for their morning show to start...

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    As for the show itself: So far, so good.
    It certainly makes Global's show look like a Mickey Mouse operation.
    The traffic coverage is very thorough...I would suggest that Melissa (who is very pleasant on the eyes) include LRT timings and YEG flight delays.
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    I thought the first show was good (what I saw at least). It lacked a lot of polish (I saw some awkward moments) at this point - but I think that is to be expected and will get better over time.

    I didn't see a business segment which I always enjoy on Global's morning show, but the traffic coverage was fantastic. The strong point of the show so far.

    I do think the lack of an HD picture takes away from the quality of the production (not the content of course), which does make the show come off as 2nd tier.

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    They had Kim Krushell on earlier in the show (their 1st ever guest) to talk about her position on the downtown arena, but the time seemed rather short. So they need to manage the interview segments better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan B Anthony View Post
    Sorry, I have a life. A busy one. I can't be bothered to watch a group of 20 somethings read the "news" (the same stuff the older newsreaders read at 6PM) and pretend they like each other.
    Strangely enough, I found time to watch it. I stand by my original statement about what I expected to find.

    I ended up switching among the three competing morning shows, before being bored to tears. I eventually found "Maury", who was confronting a loser-stud about his sexual activity with several women. They even had a set-up woman to seduce him on a hidden camera in the green room while he was waiting to go on stage. Now, THAT's TV.

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    I caught a bit of it. Same old stuff.

    I also caught the first segment of the Marilyn Dennis show. I'm not a fan of Marilyn, but she has a first class show with good guests. They were talking about home renovations/ electrical upgrades/ mold remediation/ re-sale value and curb appeal. Far more informative stuff than the "Morning News Shows".

    Why can't we have a show called AM Edmonton that has an engaging local host with a live audience interviewing local guests (or visiting celebrities) about topics that we all care about?

    I refuse to believe that Edmonton does not have anybody with personality that can do this - Marilyn Dennis and her predecessor Dini Petty don't have much in the way of charm, (in fact they have NONE) but they are surrounded by good production values, good guests, and informative segments. Yes, she's in Toronto, which as we all know is the centre of the universe, but we actually do have the same expertise HERE that they do.

    This would be a better investment for CTV than trying to copy two other stations doing the same old news at the same early hour by doing the same tired old format that really has passed its prime.

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    Watched 2 minutes of the new CTV offering before going back to Global. Traffic segment consisted of green squares moving across a map. They couldn't even get moving video from the city road cams,instead viewers where treated to a freeze frame of traffic. Sorry guys I'll stay with Global.
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    The green squares is supposed to represent traffic moving at normal speed. Yellow is if it's slowed down, red means traffic is halted. At least that's how I understood it. And I did see live traffic cam feeds in addition to freeze-frame shots. In one respect, Global still trumps them with the traffic copter...when it's actually up and flying.

    I didn't watch long enough to see if there's a business/market section, but I hope they come up with something better than Angus Watt droning on and on and putting me to sleep in my chair. Global Calgary and Global Vancouver have much better business segments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan B Anthony View Post
    Sorry, I have a life. A busy one. I can't be bothered to watch a group of 20 somethings read the "news" (the same stuff the older newsreaders read at 6PM) and pretend they like each other.
    I'm pretty sure Rob and Dez are in their 30s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan B Anthony View Post
    Sorry, I have a life. A busy one. I can't be bothered to watch a group of 20 somethings read the "news" (the same stuff the older newsreaders read at 6PM) and pretend they like each other.
    I agree. And since CTV Edmonton news isn't HD then for sure I'm not watching it
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    I'll stick with the new CTV show for now, mainly because I've wanted another local TV news choice in the morning and I got it now - I don't always get a chance to catch the evening news. I'm really sick of the Global morning show...I'll only miss Jennifer. Bridget Ryan keeps me away from Citytv...why she is the only holdover from A-Channel's Big Breakfast while they've gone through other hosts like tissue paper is beyond me. Haven't watched Central Canada AM in many years.
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    The CFRN Mature News team at 5PM interviewed the Kids from the Morning Show last night. Rob looked like a deer caught in the headlights. Who auditions these people, anyway? Don't they choose people who have on-camera charisma?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegongshow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Susan B Anthony View Post
    Sorry, I have a life. A busy one. I can't be bothered to watch a group of 20 somethings read the "news" (the same stuff the older newsreaders read at 6PM) and pretend they like each other.
    I agree. And since CTV Edmonton news isn't HD then for sure I'm not watching it
    Yeah I noticed it wasn't in HD. Is the evening news the same way? Is there plans for them to go HD?

    Have to say, if they don't, I won't be watching their program for very long.

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    There are plans to go HD, but it's not cheap to do so. All cameras, including remote, mast-cams. studio cameras and ENG cameras must be replaced at a cost of $40 to 60 thousand per camera. All editing suites have to be replaced at multi-thousands of dollars.
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    Every other Edmonton news is in HD, seems they found the money to do it, even City TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilman View Post
    Every other Edmonton news is in HD, seems they found the money to do it, even City TV.
    Shows you what Bell Media corporate thinks of its Edmonton operations...

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    I flipped between CTV and Global this morning.

    CTV lead story - brawl/stabbing during hip-hop gig at Chrome last night
    Global lead story - health care story by Global Calgary, no mention of above incident

    CTV - 1
    Global - 0
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    I only watch morning news between 5:45 and 6:10 (at the latest)- mostly to hear a local weather forecast/road conditions. Until the last few months Global was my only choice because they came on at 5:30 and nobody else did. I'm sure a certain kind of viewer finds Shaye Ganam to be cool but I sense a lot of unhappiness in him and he depresses me. Jennifer Crosby, who looks like a 14 year old wearing her mom's suit, lets her co-anchor drag her down. Only Mike Sobel's weather and the chopper traffic kept me tuning in until City's Breakfast Television bumped back their starting time to 5:30.

    BT's 2 Ryans (Jesperson & Bridget) provide a cheery alternative to the glum proceedings over on Global. I can see how they could get on people's nerves but, to me, only weather specialist Michele McDougall crosses the line into trying-too-hard territory. It does make the presentation of her forecasts pretty awkward. Stacey Brotzel's news reports are actually okay- if you like your info in a concise format.

    As a loyal CTV News viewer I knew I would be giving their Morning Live show a good shot and I have. Only Dez Melenka brings much in the way of pizazz to their team but she needs a strong personality to play off of. Rob Williams is pretty 'meh' and weather guy Craig Larkins should realize that the camera picks up how bored he looks while the others are talking. The 5:55 Morning Joe segment, which consists of the whole group sitting uncomfortably away from the desk and greeting traffic reporter Melissa Dominelli, is a little painful to watch. Still, they have the strength of CTV's superior news coverage to lean on while they find their way.
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    I guess it needs some time but I have never been a fan of Dez...doesn't do a thing for me. She makes Jennifer Crosby on Global look good . The CTV show is very stiff and they seem to be trying to push to be engaging. I thought they were doing this big search for personalities across Canada and then they bring on a couple of staffers...and not very good ones at that. No way are they going to impact Global very much.
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    Larkins was recruited from Winnipeg or somewhere there, was he not? As for the cross-Canada recruitment, I suppose starting up similar shows across all Western Canadian CTV stations at the same time resulted in stiff competition for talent.
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    A few months have gone by and CTV Morning Live has grown on me. I'm still not a big fan of weather specialist Craig Larkin but he's been away a fair bit lately and Ashley Molnar does a fine job in his place.

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    Larkins has been filling in for Josh Classen this week.
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    ^^ And yes, I agree that their morning show gets a passing grade.

    They've done some minor tweaking here and there to improve (they've done away with the annoying traffic intro for instance). Dez's voice annoys me, but she's a competent host and news reader, while Craig and Melissa have a flirty and fun chemistry together. The 4th guy...is neither good nor bad, just...there. Perhaps someone like Joel Gotlib would be a stronger personality there...or, is Mark Scholz still in town looking for work?

    I really like their social media content. It's much better than the often-painful ordeal of listening to the Global hosts embarrassingly trying to guess the celebrity birthdays and "this day in history" bits.

    The news and weather ticker at the bottom is a nice touch.

    The traffic updates has room for improvement. Melissa focuses too much on the Whitemud, she needs to cover more of the city. In lieu of a chopper, she really needs to utilize the traffic cams more. And how about some colorful lines for the LRT and the north AHD? The travel times on major routes are a nice touch though. Other than that, she is my favorite person on the show (and not just because she's smokin' hot).

    They should stick with one business section format. For the first half of the show they've got one of the grim reapers from BNN delivering business news (these guys make Shaye G look happy), the other half is just market update graphics (TSE, C$, etc).
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    I hope Melissa is back from holidays soon. The substitute girl's traffic reporting is absolutely horrible.
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    I don't have much new to say. Dez and Melissa are fine. Rob may be a good reporter but he's a pretty ho-hum co-host. I prefer Ashley or Veronica to Craig.

    The main reason I'm posting this is to bump 'Global News' from the list of threads on the home page. Sorry Barry...

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    ^ Larkins is OK. Sometimes his weather forecast segments seem to be meandering and unfocused, but there's always the scroll feed on the bottom if you just want today's high. I like his chemistry with the others, especially the flirty/footsy thing he has going with Melissa (even though he's on the other team if I'm not mistaken). Plus he does crazy things such as jump out of planes and growing a pornstache for Movember.
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    Well, for you Larkins haters, he's off to Toronto.
    https://twitter.com/Craig_Larkins

    it's my last [email protected] show today, & my last CTV Morning Live show tomorrow. thanks for the love #edmonton ... I'm heading east to Toronto.
    And that's a wrap. My time on CTV morning live was awesome! Thx @RobWilliamsCTV @ctvmelissa & everyone who got up bright & early with me!!!!
    With Melenka's mysterious disappearance after the Olympics and Melissa away this week (I hope she's just on holidays), I wonder if major changes are coming?
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    Too bad it wasn't Josh

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    Maybe Richard Ozero will apply for the morning gig at CTV.

    And that's a wrap. My time on CTV morning live was awesome! Thx @RobWilliamsCTV @ctvmelissa & everyone who got up bright & early with me!!!!
    Interesting Larkins doesn't mention Dez Melenka in his goodbye message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Maybe Richard Ozero will apply for the morning gig at CTV.
    Ashley Molnar's been doing the weather during the supper hour news this past week, while Josh Classen is moving off the CHED morning show, so maybe he's taking over the CTV morning show from Larkins.

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    Interesting Larkins doesn't mention Dez Melenka in his goodbye message.
    Quite a few people posted on their Facebook page for the past month asking where Dez Melenka is, but no response. If she was on holidays or having health issues then you'd think they would have said something by now.
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    ^ on Twitter a week or so ago, Josh Classen confirmed he was still doing the supper time news, he just wouldn't be doing CHED.

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    Veronica Jubinville is doing the weather this morning. But who knows if that's just temporary. Both Veronica and Ashley have been the equivalents of extra forwards on a hockey team...just filling in holes in the lineup.
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    Dez Melenka's twitter account is still active but nothing has been posted since July 27.

    Comparably Jessica Earle's (@JessEarleCTV) twitter account is deactivated. She hasn't been on air for over a month, about the same time Brenna Rose started with CTV Edmonton. Obviously she is no longer with CTV.

    So my guess is Melenka is on an extended vacation (last we saw her was before the Summer Olympics started) or on some type of leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christopherj View Post
    ^ on Twitter a week or so ago, Josh Classen confirmed he was still doing the supper time news, he just wouldn't be doing CHED.

    I will miss him on Ched.

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    ^ Nicola Crosbie from Gloabal is taking over the Ched weather in the mornings.

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    According to their Facebook, Jessica Earle has gone back to school in Ontario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Veronica Jubinville is doing the weather this morning. But who knows if that's just temporary. Both Veronica and Ashley have been the equivalents of extra forwards on a hockey team...just filling in holes in the lineup.
    I think Ashley Molnar would be a solid replacement for Craig Larkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esk Fan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Veronica Jubinville is doing the weather this morning. But who knows if that's just temporary. Both Veronica and Ashley have been the equivalents of extra forwards on a hockey team...just filling in holes in the lineup.
    I think Ashley Molnar would be a solid replacement for Craig Larkins.
    Craig Larkins' replacement will be Josh Classen- direct from his own basement. Today at 5:40 am he was sporting a bath robe...

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    ^ I'm thinking he's just doing that temporarily. Ashley might be on holidays or something.
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    Craig Larkins is working for CBC. I saw him last night and this morning on CBC News Channel.

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    It's interesting that Dez Melenka is still listed on the CTV website, but Craig Larkins isn't. Makes me think that Dez is away on medical leave.

    I really liked Carmen Leibel as host in the mornings. I wish she was permanent.

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    CTV Edmonton will not be HD on Bell Express-vu because the satellite is at capacity and has no room for any more HD channels. I bought an RCA HD antenna for $88 at Best Buy and after I installed it to my receiver I was blown away by the HD picture with Dolby sound. Looking forward to the HD News launch on Monday.
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    ^ That is the same for Shaw Direct (old Starchoice).

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    This is the morning show thread. Go here to talk about CTV HD switch:
    http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/forum...ad.php?t=23121
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    Dez Melenka is back! She did a report about Valour Place on Monday's CTV News at Six.

    4 min into the clip:
    http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.981133

    Not sure if she will be back to her anchor desk for the Early Morning show.

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    Jennifer Dolynchuk's traffic coverage is horrible. At 6:10 AM she shows us a map indicating that St. Albert Trail and Yellowhead Trail is moving slow due to volume. I checked the traffic cams at the same time, and they showed light traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Jennifer Dolynchuk's traffic coverage is horrible.
    So was Melissa's. Jennifer's upbeat personality makes her a decent replacement.

    Despite the addition of Jen, Stacey Brotzel (big positive!) and Jesse Whathisname (okay I guess), the show still needs something. Although not as much of a downer as grouchy Shaye Ganam on Global, Rob Williams is the dictionary definition of a 'fun sponge'. He's likable enough but his awkwardness anytime he's doing anything other than a news read is starting to wear on me.

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    ^ I liked Melissa much better though - cute, sweet, spunky and funny without being overbearingly so. Jen is attractive enough to keep male tongues wagging, but I find her to be overly hyper and very annoying. Plus she keeps repeating the same traffic report over and over and over. At least Global and BT try to cover multiple roads and utilize the traffic cams.

    As for Rob, I like him much better now than a year ago. He really shined when he was going solo, and has better chemisty with Stacey than he did with whats-her-name.
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    This week they've had a new girl Kelsey Wingerak filling in for Jesse Beyer while he's filling in for Josh Classen. Wow...Kelsey has a very infectious enthusiastic attitude!
    https://twitter.com/Kwingerak
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    I really wish they can get another on-location reporter for CTV Morning Live. Laura is painful to listen to.
    Other than that, been really liking the show.
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    Looks like Jesse Beyer is gone from CTV. He's dropped the "CTV" suffix from his twitter handle and is no longer profiled on CTV's website. He just started following Gord Steinke and Nancy Carlson on twitter - a hint where he ends up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Looks like Jesse Beyer is gone from CTV. He's dropped the "CTV" suffix from his twitter handle and is no longer profiled on CTV's website. He just started following Gord Steinke and Nancy Carlson on twitter - a hint where he ends up?
    He was okay but a little too low-key and smug for my liking.

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    I enjoyed him overall... or maybe Craig Larkins was that bad? Either way the four had great chemistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christopherj View Post
    I enjoyed him overall... or maybe Craig Larkins was that bad? Either way the four had great chemistry.
    Jesse was definitely an upgrade from Larkins. No doubt about that.

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    Hope they find a new meteorologist soon. They have Brad Kelly doing the morning show and the 6 PM weekend newscasts.
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    Brad's okay, except everything is 'pushing'. i.e., the cold front is 'pushing' into Saskatchewan. A warm front is 'pushing' in from BC. A mass of arctic air is 'pushing' the jet stream well to the south. A bit of variation please, Mr. Kelly.
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    never realized people were so obsessed with on air news-personalities. I'm actually surprised people still tune into TV for news on a regular basis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    Brad's okay, except everything is 'pushing'. i.e., the cold front is 'pushing' into Saskatchewan. A warm front is 'pushing' in from BC. A mass of arctic air is 'pushing' the jet stream well to the south. A bit of variation please, Mr. Kelly.
    Never really paid attention, but that's because I find Brad too dry to listen to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    Brad's okay, except everything is 'pushing'. i.e., the cold front is 'pushing' into Saskatchewan. A warm front is 'pushing' in from BC. A mass of arctic air is 'pushing' the jet stream well to the south. A bit of variation please, Mr. Kelly.
    Never really paid attention, but that's because I find Brad too dry to listen to.
    Heh, bet you'll notice now.
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    Just as I thought....

    https://twitter.com/GlobalEdmonton/s...26425740861441

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    Meet Jesse Beyer, @globaledmonton's new chief meteorologist & News Hour weather anchor! #yegwx http://bit.ly/1KKLPYv
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    Interesting. Jesse told me several months ago that he will graduate in September, so unless he's graduated early, calling him a meteorologist is wrong.
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    Weatherman musical chairs continue! Cory Edel is moving from CBC to the CTV Morning Live show starting next Wednesday. Beyer also starts at Global next week, which is kinda odd. Must be some contractual thing there.
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    I would think
    Beyer grabbed the chance to work a suppertime cast which he would not get at CTV with Josh being the main man there,.
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    ^ Obviously, 24K, but I was wondering why it took so long for Beyer start broadcasting with Global even though he apparently joined them a couple of months ago. Was there a contractual reason? Qualification?
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    I believe he may have had a limited non-compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Weatherman musical chairs continue! Cory Edel is moving from CBC to the CTV Morning Live show starting next Wednesday. Beyer also starts at Global next week, which is kinda odd. Must be some contractual thing there.
    Not sure if posted somewhere else, but former City Channel Breakfast Television personality Tanara McLean is the weather specialist for CBC Edmonton.

    https://twitter.com/tanaramclean

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    That puts CTV as the go to weather station, with three meteorologists plus one weather specialist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Not sure if posted somewhere else, but former City Channel Breakfast Television personality Tanara McLean is the weather specialist for CBC Edmonton.

    https://twitter.com/tanaramclean
    I wonder why Michele McDougall hasn't gotten a new weather gig since BT shuttered.
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    https://twitter.com/RobWilliamsCTV/s...76517219811328
    @ctvedmonton ML has never had its own meteorologist. UNTIL NOW! He's @coryedelCTV!
    So the prior weather guys (Larkins, Beyer) weren't meteorologists?
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    Nope. I know Beyer is just completing his degree and will soon be one. Craig Larkins is currently enrolled in school to become one as well (that's why they are called "Weather Specialists" or something like that).

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    OK thanks, so that likely explains Beyer's on-air delay once he joined Global.
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    Global announced Beyer as their new meteorologist, but they must have been called for it, because they've changed it to weather anchor.
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    I love Kimberly Wynn I love Kimberly Wynn I love Kimberly Wynn I love Kimberly Wynn........
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    Yeah Kim Wynn is very cute!
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    This is gold

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    Sorry lads, I'll pass on her.
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    Kim is leaving on May 20, moving to Vancouver.
    https://twitter.com/KimWynnCTV/statu...81277309505536
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    Wishing her good luck in Vancouver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Kim is leaving on May 20, moving to Vancouver.
    https://twitter.com/KimWynnCTV/statu...81277309505536

    Kim goes to CTV Vancouver. Last year Brenna Rose moved to CBC Vancouver.

    Why do all of the good ones move to Vancouver?

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    Happy for her, but sad for us.
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    Gotta say, the whole fascination on C2E with the female newscasters in town is super duper skeevy.
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    It's a grand total of about 3-4 posters. I don't think that should reflect on the entire membership.

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    The fact more people aren't calling skeevy dudes out for being skeevy is pretty skeevy even in of itself.

    Skeevy.
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    Well now that's just hurtful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
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    Kim is leaving on May 20, moving to Vancouver.
    https://twitter.com/KimWynnCTV/statu...81277309505536

    Kim goes to CTV Vancouver. Last year Brenna Rose moved to CBC Vancouver.

    Why do all of the good ones move to Vancouver?
    We seem to attract media types from Saskatchewan to the Maritimes. Maybe Edmonton is a pit stop on their way to the west coast!
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    This looks like Wynn's replacement:
    https://twitter.com/JordanHertner

    Though weather guy Cory Edel does a good job of the traffic reporting
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    And on a related note: Canada AM cancelled
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada...lled-1.3612478
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    CTV announces new morning show: 'Your Morning'
    http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/...ning-1.2932920
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    CTV announces new morning show: 'Your Morning'
    http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/...ning-1.2932920

    Ben Mulroney ???? Guess I don't have to program my pvr for this.

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    I'll tune in,I am okay with Ben, he's pretty good at interviewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry N View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    CTV announces new morning show: 'Your Morning'
    http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/...ning-1.2932920

    Ben Mulroney ???? Guess I don't have to program my pvr for this.
    We'll still get the local show with Stacy and the gang, so don't worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    CTV announces new morning show: 'Your Morning'
    http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/...ning-1.2932920
    In other words, this is all just a publicity stunt to get some, gasp, publicity. Nobody would have noticed if had just changed the shows name / presenters / location.

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    Ben Mulroney , isn't he the next Justin Trudeau ?

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