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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gone But Not Forgotten

The very shocking (and very sudden) death of Ernest Lester last week brought up lots of emotions in me. The long-time WFOR live truck operator was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, April 11. Immediately I thought of the people I worked with at the old Channel 6 (WCIX) who are no longer with us. I realized there is no place on the web to remember their lives, and what they meant to us. That’s not right. Consider this a space to reflect, to remember, and to pay your respects to these old friends and co-workers.

TED ADAMS
General Manager
January 6, 2000


CRYSTAL CURTIS
Electronic Graphics
2002


PEDRO FERNANDEZ
Videotape Editor
December 2001


JERRY FISHER
Reporter/Producer
April 9, 1996



(Jerry Fisher in September 1982. Click to view larger images)



DAVE GAME
Reporter/Internet Operations Manager
February 5, 2013




BOB GORDON
Announcer
January 12, 2012




GAIL GORDON
Desk Assistant
September 6, 1983



BEN GREEN
"Duck Duck Goose" Co-host
December 27, 2012





JOHN HAMBRICK
Anchor
September 10, 2013




BOB HAMMERLY
Videotape Editor


RHONDA HASDAY
Special Projects Manager
August 3, 2010


BUDDY HAVLIN
Studio
April 24, 2012



RICK JOHNSON (aka BWANA JOHNNY)
Creature Feature Movie Host
October 28, 2005



(Rick Johnson as Bwana Johnny)


CHARLES KAPPES
News Producer
August 10, 1982



(Charles Kappes)


FRANK LASKO
Assignment Editor/Weatherman
August 1999



(Frank Lasko, circa 1980. Thanks to Mike Mason "The Chief")



ALLEN LEVY
News Producer
June 9, 2011




LARRY LYLE
News Director
December 1992



(Larry Lyle)


KEN MATZ
News Anchor
January 23, 2010


(Ken Matz)


NELSON MILTON
Mail and Shipping Room
February 1, 1998



(Nelson Milton)



SKIPP MOSS
General Manager


JAMES MULLINS
News Associate Producer
January 1993



(James Mullins, second from the left, in February 1992)


SHIRLEY PETERS
"To The Point" Co-host


KEVIN RAPHAEL
Videotape Editor
August 1990


ED REHM
Engineering



RALPH RENICK
Commentator/Anchor
July 11, 1991



(Ralph Renick, just prior to his move to WCIX)


PRESCOTT ROBINSON
News Anchor
May 19, 1999



Prescott Robinson, with then-WNWS producer (and future Mrs. Dave Levine) Kathy Sciere.


CY RUSSELL
Sales
October 28, 2003


(Cy Russell during his time as general manager of WWOK. Thanks to Pat Appleson Productions)


TAMMY SCHWARTZ ALVIS

April 2014






DON STOTTER
Entertainment Editor
February 4, 1998



PAUL STUEBER
News Director
December 25, 2012




BIG WILSON
Night Owl Movies Host
October 5, 1989



(Malcolm John "Big" Wilson)



BERNIE WIMMERS
Chief Engineer
May 9, 2010



GARO YEPREMIAN
Football Prognosticator
May 15, 2015





CHUCK ZINK
Movie Host
January 2006



(Chuck Zink in his Skipper Chuck days)


I know I’m missing dozens of people, particularly those who worked at the station in the 60s and 70s (before my time). If you’d like to pay tribute to someone that I left out, please click on the comments link, and let your voice be heard.

3 comments:

Mark Roth said...

Bob Weaver, Joe Martinez, Joe Abrell

Anonymous said...

Sadly Someone is using TAMMY SCHWARTZ ALVIS image in a company that started after her death.

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Suyima Valdes said...

I witness Ernest Lester death Me and My husband will never forget that Saturday at 4:30 pm ..we saw his watch the minute he passed and it was at 4:30pm RIP