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Where in the World is Bob French the weatherman ?

I must have missed something somewhere. Seems like he's been gone at least 3 weeks and I haven't heard anyone say anything about him.
I know he usually does those group travel vacations for KBTX. He did an Alaskan cruise last year. He may be off the grid, depending on the destination. I'm wondering if he hasn't been away for that. I caught part of this evening's weather and heard Kailey saying how she has enjoyed her time filling in. Sounds like Bob will be back soon.
Why would you miss Bob if Kailey is filling in?
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Why would you miss Bob if Kailey is filling in?


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this times 1000. she is much better at the weather and a hell of a lot easier on the eyes
I like her...she just talks too fast! Sorry I miss Bob!
Thanks for the inquiries on Bob. He is away on personal leave and presently, we don't have any information on when he will return. We feel fortunate to have meteorologists like Shel and Kailey on-staff to fill-in during this time.
Mike Wright
I hear this guy's available - and he plays the guitar too!

That guy looks like he'd fit in here!
Duff - get his contact info! That's funny stuff. Actually, sometimes in a weak moment, I should post some applicant DVDs we receive. Some will almost, no - WILL top that!
I miss Bob...nothing against the others at all. When it's storming outside, Bob is the voice of authority. Be glad to have him back.
That looks like Mark Mathis. Been laughing at him for years. Then a few months ago, I was out of town watching the news and he was on. Can't recall where it was. El Paso maybe?
http://www.kbtx.com/money/jobsearch/listings/189068771.html

KBTX now advertising for full-time meteorologist, posted today. Coincidence or not??

[This message has been edited by agrab86 (edited 1/30/2013 2:47p).]
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http://www.kbtx.com/money/jobsearch/listings/189068771.html

KBTX now advertising for full-time meteorologist, posted today. Coincidence or not??

Paging Mike Wright!!

Is the cat out of the bag??
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We feel fortunate to have meteorologists like Shel and Kailey on-staff to fill-in during this time.
Mike Wright


You are fortunate to have Bob,Shel and Kailey. Is someone leaving, or are you looking to fill a new meteorologist position?
It is coincidence, as this position was supposed to have been posted a couple of weeks back. While we are always looking to expand our "bench strength," we are planning for expanded weather staff for future programming presently in development. This will most likely be a "dual-purpose position" in addition to weather. We are hopeful for Bob's return over the next two weeks based on what we know. Just appreciate being asked vs. speculation. Will always lay it out there.
Mike
Hoping everything's ok with Bob...
Me too...hope to see him back soon.
Happy to hear it's a coincidence. Bob's a good man and a fixture in local weather.
Best wishes for Bob.
KBTX, Bob and Entire Weather Team!
One word RE: Kailey

gonna

I'm glad to hear Bob isn't going anywhere. You can always tell just how bad the weather is going to be based on Bob's state of dress during alerts:

- Coat & tie stays on = no problem
- No coat, but shirt & tie = things may get dicey
- Shirt sleeved rolled up = take cover! Locusts and frogs are on the way!
Paging Les Nessman, 5 time winner of the Buckeye Newshawk Award.

"Oh my God! They're hitting the ground like sacks of wet concrete!"

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly..."
^^^^^^ Thanks!... Needed that grin!
thanks, now i have "where in the world is carmen san diego stuck in my head".......

"where in the world is
Bob French the Weather-man"
Really miss Bob. Hope all is well and that he will return! Not to say that I don't like his replacement(s); but, guess we've all just grown accustomed to Bob and like his laid-back, polite style.

Come *home* soon, Bob!
BOB IS GREAT....ESPECIALLY WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IN THE AREA.
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BUT COME ON GUYS, KALEY IS ALWAYS WORTH THE LOOK !
Noticed a new guy tonight... Any word on Bob?
The new guy is a long term sub from the Weather Channel. Bob remains on leave.

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I just noticed that Shel Winkley is now the Chief Meteorologist at KBTX which leaves me wondering what the deal is with Bob French. The only thing I find about this is a blog -- http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2013/08/shel-winkley-replaces-bob-french-kbtx-3-bryan-college-station.html. Does anyone know what happened to Bob?
He is no longer with KBTX. I think there was a post on here previously that confirmed it. According to the Mr. Wright, it was a personnel issue. Nothing more was really said about it.
http://mobile.texags.com/Forums/35/Topics/2346382

Thumbs up to KBTX (and Bob) for keeping a personal matter out of the public eye so successfully. Its a rare thing today to be able to keep something private private.
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