I am very pleased with how the newscast turned out today. With Jake in Kentucky, I had to figure out how we were going to work him into the newscast over the phone. He called in a few minutes before the show and succesfully started his report when Ivory cued him. The most nerve-wracking part of the show went smoothly.
The timing of everything went well. We were on time up until Jake's report. Jake went a little bit over so I had to cut the "New Flights" story. We went straight to the commercial tease from Jake's report.
Coming back from break, we had 45 seconds for our kicker, weather, and close. I told Ivory to read the medium length weather, but since we had runoff time in the end she probably could have read the long version in retrospect.
Aaron's package sounded good and was timed appropriately. He got a few good sound bites from both the owner and a regular customer.
I wrote most of the stories and Aaron helped out with the weather since Ivory was having a little trouble getting a phoner. She finally got someone for her fishing story so it ended up working out in the end.
Ivory was very smooth with her delivery and emphasized all of the right words. Overall I am very pleased with how the newscast went.