Friday, February 24, 2006

Steve Summers continued

So Newsblues is saying that moments before a 6pm newscast, one produced by someone whose relationship with Steve is less than monumentous (her words, not his, or our's), Summers walked out and said he had enough of this shit 20 minutes before showtime. Then moments before the show would start he evidently changed his mind, but was instead escorted out for I guess the final time.

Being that some of the staff at WBOC like to glance at this particular site on occassion, I figured I'd appeal to them for the full story. Feel free to drop what happened on here, or on the mailbag friendly DCRTV.com where we saw the newsblues story. It's pretty clear that he wasn't the most endearing figure there. Hmm, perhaps that statement eclipses the previous one declared the understatement of the year less than two full months into 2006. Anyway the beauty of anonymity is that you can say what you want and not have to worry. I imagine that outburst was a sight to see, one that was even monumentous.

27 Comments:

At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Lil Dickie, was that you who wrote into the Daily Times looking for info on Stevie? It must be frustrating when no-one wants to talk to you.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Dickie Dunn said...

Daily Times? Nah, barely read the rag, and besides that why would I turn to them when the people who work at the station love to talk? This is all in good fun, especially for his former co-workers who loved to vent on him here. Those who are in the know though, know that despite some lack of affection that some people had for him (and not everyone felt that way) the whole poisonous atmosphere rises higher than him, or even this little blog. Even with him no longer being there, morale isn't getting much of a boost. I'm simply providing an outlet for some venting. I believe I addressed that though not too long ago. It appears Steve didn't go out on his own terms, but if you ask me he got the better end of the deal.

 
At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite. I was NOT in the room at the time of the incident, and although Steve has a short temper and terrible people skills, he knows news when he sees it, and he knows the garbage that shouldn't be on the air. There's a lot more of the latter than the former these days, and he was finally pushed past his limits. That's NOT to say he shouldn't have been fired a long time ago, just that he actually had a point this time, and got nailed on it. People will forget this soon enough, however....there's always another scandal waiting just around the corner. That's showbiz...

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might I direct you over here - http://www.wgmd.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119 - for more discussion on Steve's sudden departure.

My favorite comment is this: "Steve is one of the "good guys". He is a very nice man, a great broadcaster, and a true professional. I really wish him well."

I'm reminded of Bizarro Superman when I read that. I swear, there are support groups throughout the country for people who had to work with that man...lord help any other TV station that has the misfortune to hire him.

...and I didn't think it was "showbiz" - I thought it was news. Then again, I don't watch anymore - so what do I know?!?

 
At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Poor BOC...
When you gonna learn?
You treat your employees poorly...
For another station they all yearn.

Management is a joke...
I'm talking Dearing, Davenport and Tyler
You Claim you're top of the line...
But you know what? You're all LIARS!!!

This station once was great...
I've heard it through and through...
But since ya'll took over..
It's turned to dog doo-doo.

It's amazing just to see...
How clueless you guys really are...
You praise all the idiots...
While the great ones are considered subpar.

I pity my fellow workers
Who suffer through this pain...
The sorry place we all call work
Slowly makes us go insane.

I send a special shot out
To the long-time anchor with class (You know who you are)
You know we all look up to you...
You really do kick ass!!

For now I must go...
But don't think this is over...
Oh the stories I could tell...
From Salisbury, Milton and Dover.

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what is Steve Summers doing now? Did he get another TV job?

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve has just been hired at WHIO in Dayton, Ohio. Poor Jeff Porter who left WBOC to go there. Just when he thought he was safe.
And poor WHIO. They know not what they do.

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Jeff Porter is gay....maybe Steve is also and they have lover's quarrels?

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: www.newsblues.com

Steve Summers, weekend anchor and reporter at top-rated Cox-owned WHIO-7-CBS in Dayton (Market #58), was fired yesterday and escorted from the building. He joined the station in October.

Last weekend, while anchoring, Summers was heard on the air saying, “I need to piss” and, later… “I hate this fucking place.” WHIO recently began
using a form of ParkerVision, and tipsters say the shows have been “less than clean.” Staffers also say Summers’s brief six month tenure at WHIO was notable for “various acts of improper conduct towards producers, studio techs, and photographers.”

In February 2006, Summers suddenly, and unexpectedly, resigned from WBOC-16-CBS in Salisbury, MD (Market #148), to “pursue other interests.” He
had worked there 18 years.

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve is a great reporter and anchor. Wish he could find a way to control his intolerence of imperfection.
He has the ability to be in one of the top 10 markets.

 
At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve was always a hot head. I hate to think that he ruined a great opportunity to work in a bigger market. I'm sad for him and for his family.

 
At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this posted on you tube? I went to college with this guy and want to see what actually happened on the air. Can anyone help me out with this? He had a temper back then.

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger harv said...

Uh, Steve got fired again! I really didn't like him from the getgo anyhow, but kind of the same damn thing, and he blew his 2nd chance! Wow

http://cincydaytonmediacenter.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger harv said...

Your software cut off my link. Steve got canned from WHIO here in Dayton a couple weeks ago. I wondered why we hadn't seen him. Guess he let that mouth roll on a open mic! He is a loser

http://cincydaytonmediacenter.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger harv said...

http://cincydaytonmediacenter.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html

I guess it doesn't like links. I give up

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger harv said...

Does somebody have a youtube of this? I don't have HD and I bet it is a helluva site to see a TV anchor act like a jackass! Heh, it's sad but funny at the same time!

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know where Steve Summers landed after getting fired at WHIO?

 
At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Steve at WHIO and to be honest with you I got along with the guy just fine. The problem was he "ruffled some feathers" by telling others how to do their job. He is a talented guy and I would like to see him land at a station where he CAN fit in.

 
At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing on Wikipedia yet...so I figure he could be on the streets for all we know.

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi my is Garrett and I have just recently found out how much attention my father's career choices bring him. Not that I care much to know how other people think about my FATHER Steve Summers who's family I have never met in the 21 years of my life. Did anyone else know that he had a 21 year old son or am I the only one?

 
At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have met Steve Summers. I find him to be engaging, encouraging, kind, understanding, and very educational. Garret, Your father has never kept you as a secret. He is very proud of you and that he is your father.

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

 
At 7:47 PM, Anonymous d. hager said...

So where is Steve in 2010? And Garrett I wish you the very best. I hope that your Dad will be good to you. I knew him in college and really liked him back then. I hope he landed on his feet. Life is not always easy but people can sure do things to make it more difficult for themselves.

 
At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! I am shocked by all of this! I lived in the OC area for 20 years. Always thought Steve Summers came across as a nice, sincere man, who liked reporting the news with a humble spirit. He just seemed like he would be the nicest guy in the whole world! So...I take all of these negative comments with a grain of salt. Maybe the news standards at WBOC, sucked! Met him in person a few times and he seemed genuinely like a nice guy who loved the area he worked at and the people he did his reporting to. I just googled him to see why he moved on from WBOC, as I have seen him recently on HLN news with Jane Valez Mitchell. He has reported last night and tonight on a huge story that has been taking place in Fla. The woman that shot her teen children. Thought he was great then and great now! Everyone blows a cork once in a while, don't judge, might have had a damn good reason! I moved to Myrtle Beach a few years back so I didn't know he left WBOC until now.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger anonymous said...

I will always remember Steve as the handsome and loving intern who cared too much. Those of you who are judging, how would we judge you?

 
At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Summers was nasty as hell! Everything you heard about him is true! He gave us the middle finger one day when I had my god children in the car. I followed Jim to wboc and the lady just shook her head. She knew all about Fat Steve and his outburst.

 
At 6:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Steve Summers! I hope he's eating out of a sardine can!

 

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