Cliff Mass, the windy KUOW weatherman (and tenured UW professor) insisted on insinuating his opinions on Seattle Public schools and science education in his weekly, live, weather spot on KUOW's Weekday with Steve Scher (m-f,9a-12p). After a petty and graceless dust-up with everyone involved acting badly, Mass got the boot. He now does
(Photo by Steven Dewall, Seattle Weekly)
weather on KPLU where they have him on tape so they can leave his non-weather blitherings on the cutting-room floor if necessary.
BlatherWatch made the following application for his unpaid time slot on Fridays. KUOW never responded, the bastards.
We'd love to leap into the breach left by Cliff Mass's self-inflicted demise at KUOW.
Weatherwise, no problema, man: We can google that up in an instant... or we could be like George Carlin's Hippy Dippy Weatherman: "Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning."
We're pretty much old white guys around here, which bodes well for a spot on KUOW, but we'd insist, of course, on getting double the $ that Cliff was getting. We're pretty sure that would fly at KUOW... (It's the kind of wage contract the station was built on).
(photo: a real weather man: George Carlin)
Damage control at KUOW after the Mass flap should be the order of the day at the moment: Hiring one of your most faithful critics in Mass's place would be a strong statement to your listeners.
PS: we play the ukelele.