Now I am home and the downpour just started again. Severe weather is moving through the area. How did I know it was coming? The TV kept telling me so.
I may be on the wrong side of the argument but I can tell I really hate the annoying Emergency Alerts that pop up on my TV when something is going on. Every 10 minutes that grating alarm would go off- WAAAA, WAAAA, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK- pissing me off as I tried to exercise while watching Top Chef. Thankfully I could just pause the show and wait for the alert to be over because it was a current event. The real pisser is when the alerts go off while you were taping something. You lose those 2 minutes of show and possibly a major part of the story.
Same thing with local TV stations. Do you really need to take away a quarter to a third of the screen to bombard me with weather maps and updates of where the storm is? Hell, most of you have 2 or 3 signals going out. Put a simple crawl on the screen and tell me to tune into Channel 4.3 to get the latest weather update. Let me watch my show. If I want the weather I will go to 4.3.
If we are to believe what the station is telling us, they have apparently spent a lot of money on their fancy weather equipment. That's nice but you don't need to show it off every time the wind pick up.