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Old 06-11-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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It seems that the weather channel spends most of its time now on "specialty programming" with less and less time given to actual weather coverage. What gives?
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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I also have notice they have become part of hype tel;evison instead of a weather channel. I use to know that at any 8 I could see my local forecast. Now they havce entertainment depending on the season.Cantorie would hype a roach dying to a murder mystery.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Three letters describe the Weather Channel's downfall: NBC
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: NC
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You can go to YouTube to get more actual weather coverage from The Weather Channel than listening live. As we speak, I am watching some very hot weather from 2 summers ago in Lake Havasu City....these temperatures seem unreal!



YouTube - TWC - Local Forecast, HOT Excessive Heat Watch
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:36 PM
 
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Satellite tv provider Dish Network recently for about a week had a new weather channel called The Weather Cast which I thought was great. They canceled it though which sucks. We need a new and real weather channel.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Three letters describe the Weather Channel's downfall: NBC
Ahh did not know that Nothing But Communism bought out the poor weather channel....no wonder
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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It seems that the weather channel spends most of its time now on "specialty programming" with less and less time given to actual weather coverage. What gives?
I said that just to my dad today.... certainally not what it was 10 or 15 years ago. So sad.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I remember I used to love watching The Weather Channel in the 80s, 90s and even up to the early 2000s.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I hate those shows. Mainly because they don't show local on the 8s except every half hour and the ones they do show are shortened. At my grandparents' lake house there is no internet and the local on the 8s is the weatherstar 4000. With the shows, the radar isn't in motion. This is very aggravating in the summer or any other time with rain in the area because we have no way of knowing which direction they're moving.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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TWC is MTV for old people
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