Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Where Are They Now

Austin Onek is featured today.

I couldn't come up with any info for a detailed bio BUT Austin once was a meteorologist at KFSM.

What's he doing now? He is a met for WREG-TV in Memphis.

11 Comments:

At 8:50 AM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a dreamy dreamboat.

 
At 2:21 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will never forget Austin Onek - he got us through the night of the Van Buren/Fort Smith (and later Fayetteville/Madison County) tornado outbreak back in (I think) March 1995. It was late on a Sunday night. The tornado hit right at the time of the 10:00 p.m. newscast...and darn close to the station in downtown Fort Smith. We were in Fayetteville at the time and he warned that another series of tornadoes could be coming - this time in our part of the state. By some miracle Channel 5 managed to stay on the air most of the time. We were awake and ready to take cover when the warning for Washington County sounded on our weather radio after 1:00 a.m. I remember the hail sounded like gunshots all over our house - but we were all safe. It may not seem like a big deal, but I'll always be grateful to Austin for being composed and staying on top of things that night.

 
At 7:21 PM, October 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice story Austin, next time let other people say nice things about you.

 
At 8:11 AM, October 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He looks like a happy go lucky type of guy!!

 
At 10:35 AM, October 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm sorry, but KFSM was knocked off the air for about an hour in the Fort Smith region and power went out before any of us got a warning that there was a tornado coming. Austin is a great guy, yes, but coming from a Fort Smith/Van Buren perspective there was no warning. Now this was not so much KFSM's fault, but instead the National Weather Service in Tulsa's fault.

Oh...by the way, the tornado was at 11:01 pm and the was April 21, 1996. Any of us who lost our homes and knew the dead and injured could tell you that by heart. Fayetteville didn't get sh*t from this storm. Please try telling the families of the two children killed in Fort Smith or any of the 1500 other families who lost their homes how great the warning was. We will all tell you there was none.

 
At 5:17 PM, October 27, 2005, Blogger The Salty Dog said...

Actually, Fayetteville got very heavy hail, high winds, but no tornado. The tornado touched down again in Madison County, killing three people, if memory serves. A father and daughter, trapped inside their car in the driveway and the mother inside a mobile home. In the middle of Madison County miles from anywhere. South of Huntsville, I believe. There was relatively little other damage, except roofs and cars damaged by hail. This tornado lead to 40/29 purchasing the market's first live doppler.

 
At 12:03 PM, October 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? this guys a tool bag!!

 
At 12:01 PM, May 19, 2011, Blogger KG4GKE said...

Tool bag? Wow. That's kind of harsh for someone who won't even leave their name.

 
At 9:05 PM, June 09, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His son was in my homeroom and his wife was my science teacher. xD

 
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