Take a look at those temps on the left. Day after day after day of blistering heat. Last summer Tulsa had 44 days over 100 degrees, hitting 113 on at least one afternoon. July 2011 in Oklahoma was the hottest month in the U.S…. ever. Oh my! The summer of 2012 is nearly on par with last year. So far Tulsa has 23 days surpassing the century mark, and our weather guru,… Read More
We can’t always take the news so seriously. That’s why the movie Anchorman is so funny (can’t wait for the sequel). Here’s a hilarious look at how news anchors (me included) can sometimes be so predictable. Click on the following link. I scream, you scream …
It’s SO hot, even my shadow is sweating. We hit at least 100 degrees for the fourth day in a row today. And there’s no relief in sight. It’s still June. Traditionally the hottest days are ahead of us. Remember last summer? Tulsa had 44 days over 100, and July in Oklahoma was the hottest month ever in the U.S.! SO hot, even my shadow can’t find any shade. Thank you. I’ll… Read More
I guess kids who live in Tulsa have it pretty good. We had a story tonight that found when it comes to spoiling kids, Tulsa is in the top five cities nationwide. Bundle.com came out with the list. Here’s how it shapes up: New York City Brooklyn Miami Minneapolis Tulsa Parents in NYC spend up to $30,000 a year for nursery school! To determine which cities topped the “spoiled” list, Bundle.com looked… Read More
At least two sporting goods chains in Oklahoma are hoping to capitalize on the OKC Thunder tonight. If the Thunder beat San Antonio in Game 6 for the NBA Western Conference Championship and head to the Finals, Academy and Dick’s will open their doors immediately after the game and sell championship Thunder gear. Both chains are closely guarding the merchandise this evening. If the Thunder lose tonight, they’ll keep the stuff under… Read More
It’s not always easy to dress for TV. Like where do you hide the microphone and IFB boxes and wires? I just clip them to my belt on the back of my suit pants under my jacket. For Kristin it’s a little more difficult, depending on what she’s wearing that day. I just had to take this picture of her as she was prepping for the 6 o’clock newscast. The back of… Read More
The weather kept me up much of the night. I couldn’t believe how hard the wind was blowing. I don’t have a wind gauge, but I would guess it had to be up there close to 70 mph. I thought all the trees were coming down. Woke up this morning and saw that quite a few trees and large branches did fall in my neighborhood. My neighbor’s trampoline went flying… … and… Read More
It was a blast from the past as many former Channel 8 anchors got together for a reunion tonight. Many of you remember Bob Hower, Don Woods, and of course Chris Lincoln, who still works for 8. Back in the 70’s they were known as “The News Guys”, anchoring news, weather and sports. They were joined at the party by former anchor Diana Moon. The marketing slogans “8’s the Place” and “The… Read More
Watching the Thunder/Spurs game tonight? Not me. No way. Check in with us for a few minutes at 10 for the late news. Click on the following link for a preview. Go Thunder! Tulsa’s Channel 8@10 preview 5-31-12 – YouTube.
There’s another threat of severe weather moving into northeast Oklahoma tonight. After a hot, sunny day the clouds are moving in this evening. Even the wildlife are on the move. That’s a tarantula spotted just outside our station’s backdoor tonight. Maybe he senses something in the air, and is heading for cover. Then again, maybe Mrs. “T” kicked him out of the house. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up on… Read More
I know the Thunder/Spurs game is on tonight. If you’re watching (hey so am I), check in briefly at 10 to see our top stories, then again around 10:16 for the weather. We’re in for some thunder of our own tonight. Here’s a preview: Tulsa’s Channel 8@10 preview 5-29-12 – YouTube.
Thanks to all of our servicemen and women, past and present, on this Memorial Day. On the left is a picture of my dad during WWII. He’s 90 and still going strong. Thank you. Click on the following link for a preview of what’s coming up on tonight’s late news: Tulsas Channel 8@10 preview 5-28-12 – YouTube.