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clockwatcher
September 8, 2010, 6:54pm Report to Moderator
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Looks like Lynn Colliar has had it with the 12 years or more of early morning starts at BCTV/Global Vancouver.

Lynn is leaving the early morning news with Steve Darling after Friday's show to become a senior investigative reporter with Global.  

Sophie Lui has been tapped to take over Lynn's early start chair as of Sept. 27.  Since she's already been filling that role on weekends it shouldn't be too much of a stretch for Sophie, who's been one of my personal favorites since she arrived at C-FAX about 13 years ago.
          
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September 8, 2010, 8:28pm Report to Moderator
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Wesla Wong interviews Lynn on the upcoming changes ..posted on You Tube it runs 2.47.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKlhzo3rV38&hd=1
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airadio
September 8, 2010, 9:58pm Report to Moderator
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Yeah, Sophie is one of my personal favorites as well.  In fact, either Sophie or Randene(spell ?) would work for me.  Both delightful.
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Yeah, Sophie is one of my personal favorites as well.  In fact, either Sophie or Randene(spell ?) would work for me.  Both delightful.


Ditto on Sophie
I think if I was Randene I'd stay put... getting up at 2:45am as Lynn has these past 12 years isn't much of a promotion as far as I'm concerned,
just sayin..
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airadio
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Yeah Radioman, but it would be "mornings" : the only gold mine left in accountant-driven radio/tv broadcasting.  
Show me 100 people who make 6 figures in broadcasting in Canada, and I'll show you 95 morning personalities.
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gr8one
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So maybe we will see Robin Stickley back on weekends???????? :)
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I believe that Robin is one of the most talented staff members they have at Global right now and her talents seem to be wasted.  The weekend morning news is pretty much a dead zone, I would suspect.  They need to do something more with Robin because she is just too good.
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vancouverdude
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So maybe we will see Robin Stickley back on weekends???????? :)


Well, she's still on weekends.  She's been anchoring the Weekend News Hour for quite awhile now.  

I agree with you OpenMike, Robin is good, however, Global always seems to have too many anchors and not enough anchor positions, and Robin is simply one of those that can't get a good spot, yet.  

She'll work her way up in due time.  After all, one of the top/high profile anchors in BC, Pamela Martin anchored the Weekend News Hour for many years, before moving on to the Early News, then, CTV News @ 6.  
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Groovygirl
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Wow! Changing of the guard. I hope it's Sophie.
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MAILMAN
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Sorry (apologies to Lynn and all her fans) never liked her lazy presentation style. Slurred a lot, talked too fast and just phoned it in in my opinion. Now Robin! Hey! A consumate professional. What a difference!
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talker 2002
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I have noticed one major thing about the Morning News:

When there is just one anchor at the desk, the show is much easier to watch. No gaffs as to who reads the next line, no lame sideways glances serving as a silent cue to carry on with the next line on the 'prompter.

The ideal Morning News for me would be to use Sophie or whomever as a lone anchor and give Steve back to the Sports Department.

Now, if only they could get away from lines like, "Okay so-and-so, thanks for that update" or words to that effect. Just, "Get on with it," as Peter Warren used to say.
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