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How do you judge the OCM's?
« on: July 07, 2007, 11:14:07 PM »
When watching TWC, do you decide whether you like an OCM based on their looks, or on how well they do their job?

Me, I never judge the OCM's based on their looks. Instead, I always judge them by how well they do their job. If I like the way they presented the weather, then I like them. On the other hand, if I don't like their presentation, or don't enjoy watching them, then I don't like them. I think its ridiculous to judge based on looks. I've always hated TWC for deciding that looks are more important than anything else. IMO, TWC's aim for beauty really has made some of the female OCM's look much less professional than they used to. One good example of this that comes to my mind is Kristin Dodd. IMO, when she first came to TWC back in the 90's she looked like a mature professional. Today, on the other hand, she's been glammed up so much that she looks 20 years younger than she did back in the 90's. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, its just not what I watch TWC for.

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 11:41:12 PM »
Hmm, let me check.  There's a person with weather slides in the background.  Okay, we're done. :rolleyes: :P

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 11:59:47 PM »
Huh?  :huh:

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 12:11:26 AM »
I judge by small things. Appearance, Attitude, the way they talk, the way they move, etc.


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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007, 12:16:38 AM »
I judge by small things. Appearance, Attitude, the way they talk, the way they move, etc.


No surprise there.  :D

Other then the way the talk, i don't think any of that matters, because weather isn't about any of those things. IMO, a good OCM is one that can talk about the weather in an informative, enjoyable way. For example, I like how often times the OCM's try to make their forecasts more personal by talking about certain specific areas in a state or region they're talking about, whether they are familiar with the area's they're discussing or not. Often times, when they do this it gives you the impression that they ARE familiar with the area they are discussing.

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2007, 12:47:37 AM »
Yes but its the little annoyances that make me dislike them. for example, I cant stand the way Cheryl Lemke talks.

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007, 12:48:09 AM »
Yes but its the little annoyances that make me dislike them. for example, I cant stand the way Cheryl Lemke talks.

That's just nitpicking and being petty in my opinion.

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007, 11:35:28 PM »
Huh?  :huh:

As long as they have weather graphics (slides) in the background and they are talking about them, I am happy.  Does that make more sense? (It was originally supposed to be a joke but now it's killed :P)

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2007, 11:40:00 PM »
LOL. Now I get it. And its still kind of funny too!  :D

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2007, 11:54:53 PM »
As long as they have weather graphics (slides) in the background and they are talking about them, I am happy. 
So, you'd be happy if they had the weather map in the background, and the OCM was talking nonsense about them? :P

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2007, 11:58:49 PM »
Personally, I think you can have all the graphics in the world behind you, but as an OCM its what you say that is most important. That's one of the reasons I like Dave Schwartz so much. He gives the weather in an informative, yet enjoyable fashion. IMO, his humor gives his presentation an excellent extra touch. But on the flipside, there are some OCM's who do a terrible job of verbally presenting the forecast, and I don't enjoy them at all, with or without graphics.

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007, 12:03:22 AM »
I agree 187.6%

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2007, 07:23:13 PM »
I would judge an OCM on their personality and dress. Heather Tesch wears some pretty wild clothes every morning shes on air.

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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2007, 06:37:04 PM »
Thunder....I like Heather as well....she's very professional...very polished...seems to do a great job....
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Re: How do you judge the OCM's?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2007, 06:59:23 PM »
I agree with you both. In my opinion, of all the women at TWC, Heather is one of the best.