I work at a Fox affiliate TV station in Kansas City. I have known some real characters and wonderful on-air moments. This was one of them, embellished for fiction, but well within the realm of probable outcome, especially if you knew the people involved.
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Why a TV story? Well, we used to have a graphic we’d put up of birds on a wire and the title of it saying, “Technical Difficulties, Please Stand By.” And now you know why I wrote this.
TV Channel 3’s Weatherman, Bob Cline, really had to whiz.
The director’s voice echoed over the intercom, “Yeah, Bob?”
“How much time we got?”
Bob jetted out. Producer Cindy spoke into Bob’s IFB earpiece. “Bob, answer me.” Nothing. “Bob, turn on your microphone!”
“I’m seeing a man about a horse, Cindy. What is it?”
“The commercial break is shorter today, you have five seconds.”
“I have WHAT…???”
The music came up. Too late. Bob spoke anyway. “Welcome back, everybody. Gonna be some rain today, …”
“… and some signs of …
“… flooding, too, around the region.”