Dave Brown celebrating 30 years at WMC-TV this month
Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:53 PM
WMC has set up a special page with viewer and local 'celebrity' video greetings, stories, memories, and photos. They also have linked a few YouTube videos highlighting some moments from Dave's past both as a weatherman and popular host of the local Memphis wrestling show which became famous worldwide. The wrestling show was the true reason Dave moved to WMC in 1977, because they took the wrestling show from WHBQ and wanted Dave as well. They also have a few interesting games and such, including a talking virtual bobblehead or something that I don't understand.
I will say I am disappointed so far in the lack of classic video clips, WMC has an extensive vault, which they've used before, and I do hope they end up posting some of that stuf in the coming days. Those YouTube videos were from ordinary users, not from WMC, and a good majority of those photos were taken directly from those same clips.
But without further comment, here is the link to the webpage
Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:53 PM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 11:22 PM
Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:25 AM
Indeed it was done well. Enjoyed seeing all those old clips. Turns out that WMC didn't even have their own snowbird, they had to go up to Nashville and shoot those various promos at WSMV, Dave mentioned Bill Hall as well (who of course retired a short while ago). As far as Dave retiring, the rumor was around that he was preparing to and might announce during this month, but he joked that he wasn't going to be retired when telling that he would be gone next week, just on vacation. He did say however that he would hope to be around a "few" more years, so its probably not too far off if I had to guess. I imagine they'll have a big long special when that happens.
The city of Memphis and Shelby County declared Today "Dave Brown Day" as well, and the Shelby County mayor presented him with the official certificate on their 5 PM newscast. At 6 PM there was a report about a few of the big weather events Dave has covered including a Tornado near Graceland in 1978, as well as the 1994 ice storm, 2003 summer storm, and 4/2/06 Tornadoes. They had a big cake on the 10 PM newscast that had a map of the United States highlighting WMC's coverage area and a Doppler Radar Tower in the corner along with the station logo. Looked pretty cool.
Edited by Memphis Weather, 22 May 2007 - 12:27 AM.
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