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    Thursday, August 22 2013, 04:15 PM - #permalink
    I like the addition of Dan Ponce being added to the morning news, he will fit right in.
    I sure hope that Miss Erin will stay on for traffic reports like she currently does!
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    Thursday, August 22 2013, 04:27 PM - #permalink
    Glad to see Frank Holland moved to mostly a reporter role. As an anchor, he's never really appeared to be comfortable. I'm not being mean here, I think it's just smart to have each on air person play to their strengths. Also thrilled to learn we'll see more of Mike Toomey in various segments. His Skip Parker persona always cracks me up. (I know it's TV vs. radio but Skip Parker is more so much more entertaining than Bruce Wolf's 'Chet Chitchat' character ever was) Finally, my only complaint is the featuring of Marcus Le Shock. I have yet to see him do a report that was interesting or worth noting.
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    Thursday, August 22 2013, 04:45 PM - #permalink
    More Mike Toomey is a great thing! I hope there is more Jeff Hoover, too! YEEEEAAAAHHHH!
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    Thursday, August 22 2013, 08:44 PM - #permalink
    Sounds like the 9-10 AM hour is just Bozo's Circus under a different set of characters and script. But wow are they making changes and Holland just didn't fit well into the morning role for some odd reason, so he's been relegated to afternoon reporting duties with a few substitute spots in between, but now the next question is this...how long before WGN-TV decides to expand their weekend broadcasts in the morning? I say possibly by the year's end this could happen.
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    Thursday, August 22 2013, 09:28 PM - #permalink
    Erin McElroy is a talking head- a very pretty one. So there ya go. When she has to improvise the traffic reports or just read the given information- she is truly a box of rocks. When Sarah Jindra fills in you hear the difference.

    Sarah not only looks great, she knows what she is talking about, Does anyone else agree?
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    Friday, August 23 2013, 07:03 AM - #permalink
    While I find Erin Mc Elroy competent in her basic traffic duties, I have to agree with Sam about her inability to ad lib or even handle the most basic unscripted banter. Some people can go with the flow and talk freely with others and be conversational and others can't. (A couple of years ago we learned Anna Davlantes can't do anything unscripted) Also, Erin has trouble with even basic pronunciations, for her, 'dollars' is pronounced 'dullers' and Zion is Zi-ONN.
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    Friday, August 23 2013, 08:25 AM - #permalink
    The additions and changes will be interesting. Most look like good choices. Courtney Hall though needs a few more years at broadcast school. Green green green. More practice reading the prompter. She just cannot get through one story without tripping.
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    Wednesday, January 01 2014, 08:58 AM - #permalink
    Courtney Hall is green, can't read the teleprompter. WGN should hire Sylvia Perez, she was good at noon on WLS.
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