PHOTO INDEX: WYOU TV INTERACTIVE LOGO, THE CBS EYE, ON THE WYOU "BIG YELLOW CHAIR SET", THIS BLOG EDITOR, LYNDALL STOUT (ANCHOR SEATED) ANCHOR ERIC SHEINER AND WEATHERMAN DAVE KUHACHIK, WYOU TELETHON PHOTO, LYNDALL STOUT, KRISTI CAPEL, MARK HILLER, ERIC SHEINER AND LAURIE MONTEFORTE. (HILLER AND MONTEFORTWE ARE STILL EMPLOYED BY WBRE TV AND CAPEL MOVED ON TO CLEVELAND.
Today marks the second anniversary that Nexstar Broadcasting shut down one of their news operations. On this date WYOU TV Interactive News ceased operations. The owners said the station wasn't making enough money and they laid off all of their employees. A few burned out their contracts on WBRE and a few were absorbed by 28.The talent that passed through the doors at WYOU is legendary. Derrby Bird, Tom Powell, Debbie Dunleavy, David DeCosmo, Kevin Kordan, John Perry, Tom Reilly, Bill White, the list is long and storied. But that's a distant memory. Memories never answer the management question, "How much money have you made for me lately?" The fact that a CBS affiliate, a heritage one at that completely getting rid of its news division was a wake up call to this news oriented area. Nothing lasts forever and nothing is sacred in terms of the broadcast game. WYOU, formerly WDAU was once known as the heritage news station. A place where viewers came to find out the latest news. Now WYOU is simply known as the "Judge Judy" Station.