TV station drops ‘Code Red’ weather alerts after on-air clash with meteorologist

A sign supporting Springfield meteorologist Joe Crain appears at Grab a Java, a drive-through coffee joint, on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Springfield, Ill. The central Illinois city is defending a popular meteorologist who has been absent from local television newscasts since he criticized a corporate weather-alert brand.

The popular meteorologist’s absence from the air had prompted an advertising boycott, social media protests and a complaint from a U.S. senator.

The TV station whose “Code Red” weather alert drew an on-air reproach from its meteorologist last week says it is softening the name and developing stricter guidelines.

WICS-TV posted a video to its website Monday night in which general manager Rick Lipps responds to meteorologist Joe Crain’s on-air comments June 5….

Original published: 2019-06-12 06:25:07 Read the full Chicago News here

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