Green Bay Will Be Void Of Any Sportscasters Soon

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

With the biggest story now missing from Green Bay, WGBA (based in Milwaukee) is ridding itself of every sportcaster that was located in the city. And with that move two of Green Bay's most prominent local hosts are out of the job....

Sports anchors Ted Stefaniak and John Burton will soon leave WGBA, Channel 26, Green Bay. The station's sportscasts will be done out of Milwaukee.

Their terminations were confirmed this morning by Jim Thomas, corporate marketing vice president for the Milwaukee-based Journal Broadcast Group, which owns the station.

“We’re going to begin producing the sports out of the Milwaukee newsroom (of WTMJ),” Thomas said.

Appearing on WGBA for sports segments in newscasts will be WTMJ’s Lance Allan, Rod Burks and Jessie Garcia. Those segments may be live or recorded.
Both Stefaniak and Burton have been with the network in some capacity since the mid 90s so I'm sure it's come as a shock to them. It's amazing that one man retiring is more than likely the cause of this. Sure they're going to say it's the dwindling economy to the news, but if Favre was still there I'm sure these two gentlemen would still be employed.

Channel 26 dumps sports anchors (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
Dear Green Bay: Your Sports Don’t Matter Now (Sports by Brooks)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:39 PM


Brett Favre mastered the art of the crippling interception, now he's just crippling families. Well done, sir.

GMoney said...
Jun 4, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Its the irrelevance of sports on the nightly news.

Steve M said...
Jun 4, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

Not exactly leaving Green Bay without sportscasters though, WGBA is the NBC station, Green Bay also has FOX, CBS, and ABC. CBS has former Packer Larry McCarren and is the most popular sportscast.

Sorry didnt mean to go all fact checking d bag on you, just as a Wisconsin resident had to let it out.

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

Do you really need to employ guys named Lance and Rod on the same newscast?

Anonymous said...
Jun 5, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

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