Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Goodbye Dayton, I will miss you!

Today will be my last day at WKEF and WRGT in Dayton, Ohio. It has been a lot of fun over the last 40 months... hard to believe it is just shy of three and a half years. I want to thank all my family, friends, viewers, and lastly...the readers of my blog! I have met so many of you over the years and I will miss the staff and friends I have made here. Some of you have been catching a few hints via my twitter or blog entries talking about leaving like stepping down from the DAM Riders, the Dayton Area Moped Riders(moped group that I started) Lots of great memories: from tracking funnel clouds and severe weather, to making it onto CNN for catching my camera while reporting on drifting snow, to standing in sub zero temperatures (not even including the wind chills), to all the fun competitions on the morning show(that I still think Meghan Mongillo rigged), and of course getting to meet many of you at the fairs, festivals, and Friday night football games.

The hints the last few days on my blog have been hinting at the news coming. My new job was debating to use my middle name on-air, Buck Michael, but it was decided Andrew Michael would be the best fit. The all-nighter hint was because I worked Sunday at the new job and drove back to Dayton to work the morning show. And my final hint yesterday was sweater vest. I am wearing my scarlet and grey sweater vest today because I am going back to Buckeye City. I will be moving to Columbus to work at our sister station, also owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, WSYX & WTTE, (ABC6 & FOX28) If that station sounds familiar it is also the station that our good ol' buddy Pete Scalia is working at now. My wife and I are excited to be back in Columbus. It also works out great for us by being centrally located between both of our families.  Even though I am moving to Columbus, don't count out the chance you may see me pop back up on TV from time to time back in Dayton. I am not too far away and will be working for the same company ;)

My blog on the station's website will likely be taken down soon, but my Stuck In The Buckosphere blog will continue.  Just Google Buckosphere if you don't have the new one bookmarked yet.  I will still be forecasting for the Miami Valley AND Central Ohio so don't worry, you can check back in for the latest on what to expect weather-wise...or moped-wise.  Just wanted to let you know that my blogging focuses will be completely directed to the Buckosphere. Speaking of weather:

As always... gotta check out the forecast and earlier this morning Isaac made landfall along the coast of Louisiana. I have a couple of images of the storms making its landfall and the track of the storm expected for the upcoming days.
The pace of the storm has slowed down a little bit... as a matter of fact it is currently stalled out and just sitting over Louisiana.  Later this morning it will slowly try to pick up its bags and move north, but slowly.  This will shift our rain for it further into the future.  Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80's. Tomorrow and Friday we will be back in the upper 80's with sunshine and then more clouds later Friday.  A few of the forecast models are bringing in a little rain later Friday, but I am kinda disagreeing with that.  Isaac is coming in slower and will take longer to get here.  The models are starting to show most of the rain pushing back into later Saturday, Sunday, and Monday... Still some leeway on the timing of the rain arriving.  Temperatures during the weekend's rain will be in the lower 80's.  Models are still showing 1-3+" of rain so we could put a pretty big dent in our rainfall deficient for the year.  Keep the umbrella handy.

I will try to post a quick blog (during my breaks from packing) over the coming days with an update on Isaac's eyes on Ohio.  Really hoping the rain holds off and my move on Saturday will be as dry as possible. Again, thanks to all my readers, viewers, and close friends I have made here in Dayton... Have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael


  1. Hi! All the very, very best in your new job. :) Glad to hear you're still working for a Fox station! That's the only kind we watch down here in Cincy and on board the ship.

    Speaking of weather, we sailed through the Florida Straits West to East less than 24 hours before Isaac came the other way. We had a rough night in the outer bands, but we have a very safe ship and excellent team on the job. ;) The storm subsided long enough to leave the ship Sunday morning and for it to sail out Sunday evening. We signed off and drove North for ten weeks vacation - just got here about 20 hours ago.

    I'm glad you're keeping this blog. I enjoy stopping by when we are ashore and I have enough band width to visit. While on board, the satellite doesn't provide much bandwidth.

    Go, Buck (and Bucks!),

    1. Thanks so much Lois. I would much rather be in some of the amazing places you have been than packing/unpacking. The photos you post are amazing.

      Go Bucks indeed!

  2. Good luck to you, wife and Buckeye at your new home and job. Haven't been around much, it's been one hectic summer around here. Hopefully Fall will be better. Again, good luck to you three.

    1. Thanks Patty! I completely understand about a hectic summer. It was great meeting you and Abe and hope to stay in touch!


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