The Wright Response - June 27, 2013

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email
Questions about a feature on the weather page of our web channel, and remembering a man devoted to tasty treats and this region. Here

KBTX General Manager, Mike Wright

WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING TIME TO GIVE US INPUT ON OUR EVER CHANGING AND EVOLVING TECHNOLOGIES LIKE THE KBTX APP FOR I-PAD , I-PHONE, DROID OR WHATEVER MOBILE DEVICE YOU MAY HAVE, AND FOR YOUR CONCERNS ON THE SMALL THINGS – ITEMS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU. ANYTIME THERE IS A RE-LAUNCH OR FINE-TUING OF THE WEBSITE, SOMETHING ALWAYS HAS - - ISSUES.

LINDA WROTE IN:

“I have noticed over the past 5 to 6 wks that most of the weather reporters have not updated the “Sun Up & Sun Set” times. Last night showed that sunset today would be 5:30pm time frame, don’t remember exact time. The sun has just now gone behind the trees & it is 7:20pm. Why can’t EVERYTHING be updated on a daily basis.”

LINDA – BE ASSURED WEATHER IS UPDATED DAILY AT KBTX.COM, UNFORTUNATELY, WE RELY ON AUTOMATION AND COMPUTER DATA TO UPDATE THINGS LIKE SUNRISE AND SUNSET TIMES. SHEL CHECKED INTO THIS, SO DID OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH KBTX.COM, AND WE BELIEVE WE’VE FOUND THE CULPRIT. IF IT HASN’T BEEN CORRECTED ALREADY, IT SOON WILL BE. SHOULD WE CHECK IT? YES. EVERY COMMENT LIKE YOURS IS A TEACHING MOMENT FOR ALL OF US, AND IT IS APPRECIATED.
LAST WEEK I MENTIONED THREE MORE AWARDS WON BY KBTX. ONE WAS A TELLY AWARD FOR A PROJECT KBTX PRODUCED ON BEHALF OF BLUE BELL CREAMERIES. IT WAS OUR HONOR TO BE CHOSEN TO DOCUMENT THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF BLUE BELL.

THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THIS PROJECT WAS BILL WEISS OF BLUE BELL. BILL AND I HAD WORKED TOGETHER FOR MANY YEARS ON THE BLUE BELL ACCOUNT WHEN I WAS IN NATIONAL REGIONAL SALES HERE AT KBTX. HE PASSED AWAY TRAGICALLY IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT A FEW WEEKS BACK, THREE DAYS PRIOR TO RECEIVING NOTICE OF THIS TELLY AWARD.

THROUGHOUT THE DOCUMENTARY, BILL WORKED TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS JUST RIGHT, ALWAYS IN HIS GENTLE AND PROFESSIONAL STYLE. HIS DEMEANOR TOWARD ALL THOSE WITH WHOM HE CAME INTO CONTACT THROUGH KBTX WAS ALWAYS ONE OF KINDNESS. HE GOT THAT IN RETURN, AND FRANKLY, IT NEVER HURT WHEN BILL SHOWED UP HERE WITH BLUE BELL ICE CREAM. BILL KNEW THAT WAS HIS SECRET WEAPON.

YOU KNOW – PEOPLE GIVE ADVICE THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE, AND SOMETIMES WE ARE TOO YOUNG TO FULLY UNDERSTAND IT. AS I WAS BEING TRANSFERRED TO BRYAN COLLEGE STATION IN 1990, A RADIO ENGINEER FRIEND OF MINE OFFERED THIS ADVICE. HE SAID: “WHEN YOU LEAVE THIS EARTH, YOU ARE ONLY REMEMBERED BY HOW YOU TREATED PEOPLE, SO BE KIND TO EVERYONE.” SO IT IS WITH BILL WEISS.

HE WILL BE REMEMBERED BY ME – AND BY THOSE WHO WORKED SO CLOSELY WITH HIM HERE – AS A MAN OF KINDNESS. AND SHOULDN’T WE ALL STRIVE TO BE REMEMBERED LIKE THAT?
WHILE BILL GETS THE CREDIT FOR WINNING THIS TELLY AWARD FOR THE BLUE BELL DOCUMENTARY, NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO THE AWARD BILL RECEIVED WHEN HE - - LEFT THIS EARTH. AND IN THAT, THERE IS EVEN GREATER PEACE AND RESPECT FOR BILL WEISS.

OUR THOUGHTS REMAIN WITH HIS PERSONAL FAMILY AND WITH THE FAMILY OF BLUE BELL.

WE’RE ALWAYS LISTENING, WE CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK, AND YOUR OPINION MATTERS TO KBTX NEWS 3.


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