ITHACA/CORTLAND — Dave Vieser has resigned from his post as APD and co-host of the Morning News Watch on Ithaca news/talker WHCU. Although some fans were displeased with the brief announcement made by the station on Friday morning, possibly fearing Vieser was laid off, GM Susan Johnston tells CNYRadio.com that Vieser resigned on his own accord.
Thanks to some CNYRadio.com readers who contacted us after hearing Friday morning’s on-air announcement, along with a similar posting on WHCU’s Facebook page. CNYRadio.com checked with station management, and GM Susan Johnston was the first to respond. Here’s what she said:
Dave Vieser resigned from WHCU for personal reasons. Those of us who have worked with Dave for many years, and appreciate the dedication and professionalism that he demonstrated as the host of the WHCU Morning News Watch, accept his decision and respect his privacy.
Vieser’s departure leaves PD/ND Geoff Dunn as the lone host for the wake-up shift. It appears that he’s not necessarily planning to fly solo permanently, as the WHCU website says management is “working on a transition plan for a new host of the program.”
Dave, if you’re reading this, we wish you all the best, and thanks for keeping us here at CNYRadio.com in the loop about the happenings at WHCU.
Selected Previous Coverage
- 2011: Vieser and Dunn traveled to New York City to broadcast live on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
- 2010:Picture of the Week – Vieser tests his bus driving skills at the TCAT Bus Roadeo.
- 2009:Picture of the Week – Vieser and Dunn travel to Washington to cover President Obama’s inauguration.
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