Saturday, July 15, 2006

Where are they now?

Today, we feature former WYOU weather forecaster Brian Monahan.

Monahan started at WYOU around 2001 as an intern, and was hired two years later. He filled on weekends, and also shifted to WBRE as well. Between WBRE and WYOU, Monahan was also studying for a M.S. in meteorology from Penn State, and after receiving his degree, he left the Nexstar duopoly earlier this year.

Where is he now? Monahan is now a weather forecaster for WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is like three obscure weather people in a row. has this become "Was He Ever Here In The First Place?"

10:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

What about the gal who not only did the weather but, at the same time, modeled for the Hollywood shop?

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That "gal" who used to do the weather and model for the Hollywood Shop in Wilkes-Barre was Ann Wideman. This was around the early to mid-'60s.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was he the Monahan linked to Jane A.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No it was the Monahan that was a photog that was linked to Jane A.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That gal who did the weather on Channel 16 in the early to mid 60's was originally known as Ann Hayes... before she married Luzerne County Commissioner Wideman. Just a little Wyoming Valley TV history to impart on the group.

9:02 AM  
Blogger David Yonki said...

Yes and she (Ann Hayes Wideman) did the weather when WNEP was only doing a 15 minute newscast from 11PM to 1115PM. And on Saturday nights, they ran no news at all. Story is she did the 11PM weather in the Hollywood Shop clothing, then left the set and modeled the ensemble and threw it back to the anchor who usually was either John Glawe or John Foster. They did a brief sports recap and at 1115PM they were gone.
I think they expanded the news to a half hour in '67 or '68.
I also believe she is alive and well and enjoying her grandchildren in the Kingston area.
Does anyone remember Roy Gosshorn? He was a weatherman on 16 circa 1960 to 1965.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WDAU did a similar deal when Si Ferber Menswear sponsored their Sunday late weather. Hoyt Kaiser would stand there while good old Si himself would point out what a fine garment it was, which was typically a sport coat or suit. A suit or coat COMPLETE WITH TAGS!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice guy but pretty stiff on air. The ladies liked him. But, too shy of a personality to go with the muscles. The muscle's will look good with a tan. Wish him the best...along with everyone else who has willingly left or been forced out.

11:13 PM  

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