News 1130 is adding Michael Kuss (above)as their featured PM meteorologist to complement Russ Lacate (below) in the morning.
News Director Charmaine Da Silva announced it thusly on her Twitter account:
I’m incredibly excited to welcome Michael Kuss
@KussOnJACK to the @NEWS1130 team as our full-time afternoon meteorologist. Michael’s addition makes us the only Vancouver radio station to have live meteorology throughout the day, with the most accurate forecasts.
Kuss arrived on the West Coast to be a CTV weatherman, but didn’t last and settled for some weekend work at Global BC. For the past year he has served as co-host of the morning show with Paul Brown on Jack FM.
And it can’t be a stretch that he will also surface on the new CITY-TV evening news. Good hire and good to get out of that murky radio show. I presume this was in the cards all along.
Don’t forget we’ve seen a morning/afternoon split before with Richard Dettman and Russ Byth, the best business duo this market ever had. Let’s see how long it is before a bean counter ends the experiment.
Perhaps someone can explain the career moves that Mr Kuss has made. Im not in the “biz” and it seems that Mr Kuss moves every two months. Are they voluntary?
I can’t speak for Mr. Kuss. He was a most engaging weather man on CTV 9. As has been an all too frequent occurrence at that Bell outlet, he was let go in a purge. He resurfaced later for a weekend gig on Global/BC1. Then Roger’s Media plucked him from Google for a radio spot that many at the time said was a holding spot for a re-entry by Rogers into the evening news business. This latest announcement pertainscto radio but almost surely he will be handling TV weather as well.
Who will get the permanent early morning weekday position(s) ?
I was wondering what happened to this chap. It seems to me that he’s the only Weatherman with a proper education in his field on the tele in BC. I think my wife had grown quite fond of Mr. Kuss, as she made a point of viewing each & every forecast he made! She has missed his absence from the television broadcasts as of late but would listen to this young whippersnappers’ radio show in the morning. It’ll be music to her ears to ‘tune in’ to Michael’s new program, and I must say that I’ve missed his cheerful banter and happy grin.
Great…news AND weather, to be sure! Oh, Mrs. Frew is going to be happy to hear about this!
Mr Kuss might have been wonderful back in 2018, but now, in 2021, he is barely understandable when he presents his weather reports in the morning on CKWX. Thank goodness for the “traffic and weather together on the ones” approach on CKWX. I have to listen ten minutes later to understand what the weather will be like, and often wait another ten minutes. I have the feeling that he might be taking some sort of medication.