Some of these video tributes to Tom Wills at WAVE have been downright funny.
Who knew that former Fox41 anchor Don Schroeder, who previously worked with Wills at WAVE, was capable of such hilarity? Schroeder, who’s grown a full beard, taped his segment in front the White House, though he’s retired to Alabama. First time I’d ever seen him not wearing a tie. On the back of his t-shirt, the sign read “Will Read News for Food.”
Ex-meteorologist Craig Edwards, now in Nashville, chimed in along with country music personality Charlie Chase.
Then there was a live shot, on Skype, with former morning co-host Chris Parente, who appeared in pancake makeup with a towel on his head. Which was bizarro TV. Parente, now in Denver, recently won a vote to guest host the Regis and Kelly show next Wednesday. He asked Wills if he wanted to go on with him.
Wills is taking it all in stride, even the excessive alarm clock jokes.
Let’s hope WAVE has the sense to collect all the tributes and post them — might do some good for their Web traffic.