On Our Best Behavior

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

One of the higher-ups is in town today to oversee the WILX operation.

When company bigwigs come to town our news director goes into battle mode and takes the newsroom to DEFCON 3.  Today, it's the top tech guy i.e. the guy who goes to every Gray Television station and decides "this station needs a new camera more than that station" etc...etc.  In preparation for the visit our boss has asked at least one reporter to clean up her desk (in fairness, it is a pretty messy little area.)  It's also been declared that this is not the opportunity to ask this guy for things we need.  So, I guess I shouldn't grab this guy's leg and plead him for one more editing station as he drags me down the hallway. 

Ironically, he's showing up as one of our studio cameras is out of commission.  Hopefully, he'll green light some new ones that are not so old that the company that made them refuses to service them.  Yeah... the company that services our studio cameras basically told our engineer "Get lost" when he tried to just talk to a guy who could fix it.  So, now it's a "maybe we can fix it ourselves" situation since those things cost close to $20,000 new.  If you watch the news close enough you can see a subtle difference between cameras.  It happens every couple of years when one of them breaks down. 

So, I'll be behaving today.  Behaving in the sense that you won't hear any thinly-veiled fart jokes in "tease 1" on the 11.  You might see me make a guest appearance on Fox 47 for Beth Shayne's final show.  Not even the company president could hold me back from doing that. 


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