Considering changes in the way we provide closing information.
There are some things we dread in the news business. My list includes snowstorms on Wednesdays.
Why? Because we receive hundreds of calls from churches canceling their services and activities. During the last winter storm we had four people answering closing calls for hours. The person updating the closings list (me) got behind and never caught up. Throw bingo halls, fraternal organizations, support group meetings on to the list and it's easier to compile a list of events that HAVEN'T been impacted by the storm. I'm convinced there are some groups who call in closings just to see their names on the air. Hey, it's free advertising!
This has us rethinking how we treat closings on air and online. Should we limit closings to schools and major employers in our area? Is there a better way to get this information to the public.
You are our customers and I would love to hear from you. Until then, i'll keep my fingers crossed for no more snow days.