Thursday, March 26, 2009

Changes Coming to KSPR

If you've been reading my Facebook page, I've been talking about changes! The two biggest ones right now--

1) I am going to anchor the 10 p.m. news permanently, starting March 31st.

2) I am leaving the library (boo!) It is basically because of reason #1.

For the last two months, I've been working at the library in the mornings and at KSPR at night. It started getting really hard a couple of weeks ago. Now that my KSPR sked is permanent, I have to adjust accordingly.

Let me just say, I am really going to miss working at the Park Central Library! I have worked there for more than a year now! It is such an awesome place that's staffed by even cooler people. In fact, if I didn't like my job at KSPR so much, I would consider working in the library district. I tell everyone to utilize the library... and perhaps, look there for job opportunities! I will really miss Aleah, Alan, Grace, Greg, Jordan and Cory... but I hope this means we will hang out more during our free time. (I will even miss some of our crazy library experiences-- and with the summer coming, there will be many...Dang!)

As for the KSPR side, Christine will come back and anchor the early evening shows with Joe--that means 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The station has yet to officially announce the Saturday evening anchor.

I will continue anchoring Sunday through Thursday evenings. Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty and I have the same schedule. I really like working Sunday nights, so I am glad I can still continue to do that.

Anyway, I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity, though Jim always says we make our own luck. However, I hope it will work out for the best, and that people won't be too harsh on me. Christine and Joe are great together on air... they should be, since they're married (!)... but I obviously, can't replicate that. (insert joke, here.)

Our news director, Brad Belote, took some pictures of us while we were shooting our news opens yesterday... they're not really great of me, but for historical purposes, they'll do. :)

Check out the cinderblock! The cinderblock rocks!

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Max said...

Congrats Michelle. I just heard that I gut I know of from several radio stations here in St. Louis and Kansas City will be settling in on April 1 as the new account exec at KTTS/KSGF. Randy Raley is a really good guy and a person I really respect.


Tammy said...

Congratulations on your new gig! You and Joe make a great team. I love that you're standing on a cinder block in the bottom picture!

Anonymous said...

Bah... who cares about KTTS!? Horray for Meesh!! I know you'll do great and we cant' wait to watch you on a regular basis now! Congrats again!

Jason said...

Congrats again. You deserve it and I know you'll continue to be one of the best in town.

Newsy said...

Michelle... congrats! You are a wonderful part of the KSPR team and the promotion is much deserved. Instead of a cinderblock, you should have stood on the phone books! :-)

Kathee Baird said...

Aww, congrats Meesh! I know you'll enjoy a permanent schedule.

Next photo shoot....make Joe stand on his knees next to you.


Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well deserved!

Complaint Department Manager said...

That cinder block is just a reminder that despite what anyone says, you still live in the south.

...and congrats on the move up.