Saturday, May 27, 2006

Goodbye Letter From Charles Salser

This from the 20/49 website:

"To You the Viewers-

My tenure here at 40/29 has been incredible and extremely memorable. You the viewers have been so warm to me and my family over the years, and for that we cannot say thank you enough. It has been a tremendous joy working to keep the public safe from severe storms, speaking to schools, civic groups and local church organizations.

I will especially miss the annual Camp Barnabas Golf tourney in Holiday Island to benefit special needs children. I will miss reporting to you the weather and the summer backyard weathers. I never knew what to expect, but boy were they fun! I remember a few of those distinctly: the one where my cables hung up on the outdoor hammock and live on television I flipped upside down; it was hilarious! And of course, the time where my camera man and I jumped into the pool on a hot summer afternoon. And you the viewers, the "Oh, you are taller than I thought you were," and the "Wow, you are thinner than you look on television" comments. My smile was driven each day by a genuine passion and love for my work, but more importantly, the fact that I was making a difference in your lives.

I will miss what makes this area so great, and that is walking into a coffee shop or restaurant and having people smile at you, call you by name and say thanks for the weather today!

You may be wondering why I am leaving you; well it's all for good I assure you. I have accepted a position as Lifegroups Pastor for LifeChurch in Oklahoma City. There, I will be working for the people just like I have here at 40/29, only this time trying to keep them safe from the storms of life.

Behind the scenes, I have been working my way through seminary, while working on staff at my local church here in town. Finally, after nearly ten years of wrestling with the call to ministry, I have humbly accepted.

I leave you and in the extremely capable hands of Drew Michaels, an excellent meteorologist, a good friend and a great guy who loves the area and its viewers. Again, thank you for your hospitality, for your trust and most of all, your loyalty.

May God bless each of you; maybe someday our paths will cross again?

P.S. Pastor Ronnie Floyd left me with a memorable quote that I would like to share with you: "Believe that it is so, even when it isn't so, in order for it to be so,"

I think that's the essence of faith!

Charles Salser
40/29 KHBS-KHOG TV"

50 Comments:

At 11:15 PM, May 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles, May God bless your ministry. Welcome to Oklahoma!

-CjC

 
At 12:44 AM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

boo f-in' hoo. What an ego. Charles, just because you got the forecast right a few times doesn't mean you have a direct line.

 
At 3:27 AM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so rude.

Can we finally just leave the man alone? Leave him be. Let him do what he does.

On a more positive note, there are many people out there who wish Charles the best. He's doing what he loves. It amazes me how disgusting people can act on here.

 
At 8:15 AM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my god... after watching that goodbye on 40/29s website i believe i will actually miss Salser. Drew about made me freaking puke... He has come a long way blah blah blah. He has went from crappy to crappier. Drew shouldnt have even been a part of the good bye. I dont know how someone so crappy can look so confident... but oh yeah he said "when you learn from the master".

 
At 9:50 AM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievably pathetic...the man remains holier-than-thou. He should have stayed a weatherman and left the mumbo-jumbo to people like Armani Ronnie (who he actually quotes...nauseating) We're better off with him off the air, limited to the snake-handling set, who might enjoy his talents more. The rest of us don't.

 
At 10:40 AM, May 28, 2006, Blogger Ryan said...

What is it going to take for you all to stop treating this man like crap? Leave him alone. And also, use your name instead of being cowards and hiding behind anonymous.

 
At 12:40 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's one thing to not like someone, but it's another thing to keep kicking as they leave town.

You're probably never going to see the man again after Thursday. Leave him alone...and stop dragging Drew into this.

These men did nothing to you.

 
At 12:44 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know "they" did nothing to us? You work with them? You spend three years taking Mr. Holier-than-thou's crap every day? Shut up if you don't know what you're talking about. You may be a fan, but you don't know the real person. Those of us kicked by him when we were down will now have a chance to say a thing or two, won't we.

 
At 1:46 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody has a problem with what you say, but please come out of the shadows and use your voice with your real name. Now's your chance......

 
At 1:52 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are you talking about? Drew, Charles or both?

 
At 3:36 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This person is saying negative things about both Cahrles and Drew.

Yes, I know both Drew and Charles. No one's perfect, but if you don't like Charles this much, maybe you should confront him and get things off your chest.

I'm pretty sure that if you do that, you'll be able to hear Charles' and have a productive conversation.

Everyone's got their quirks. Maybe Charles might talk about the confrontation during one of his sermons in OKC. If he's as bad as you say, maybe he'll learn a lesson and teach people not to act the way he has in the past during a church group.

I can understand if you don't like someone, but the hateful personal bashing has just got to stop.

 
At 5:32 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know "they" did nothing to us? You work with them?

once again, I ask, who are you talking about? Drew or Charles or both.. to the other poster.. let the original poster answer for their own self......

And the answer to your question regarding to if I work with them or not is.. yes, I do....

I have one more question to the orginal poster... did you work work in the studio?

 
At 5:53 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Charles is gone. It's a number 2 station in market 104. I'm sure viewers could care less.

 
At 6:12 AM, May 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know him. He is a phoney. About as phoney as a human being can possibly be. He will make a great televangelist one day, trust me, that's where he is headed...... more money there

 
At 5:36 PM, May 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much did Charles have to pay Ronnie Floyd to use that quote?

 
At 5:51 PM, May 29, 2006, Anonymous Charles Salser said...

I agree with one of the above posters....if you have issues with me, speak to me directly, if you have not, then you do not know me, as most on here do not. I would be glad to speak with any of you, I agree reveal your names, it's easy to be hateful in the unknown world of anon. Thanks to those who were kind, I appreciate it!

 
At 9:45 PM, May 29, 2006, Blogger Ryan said...

Good going Charles.

 
At 3:02 AM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous A Baptist minister said...

It looks like I am going to have to prescribe a healthy dose of Jesus to some of the posters on this board.

 
At 11:28 AM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wwjd -- what would Jancey do

 
At 1:36 PM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous sarles chalser said...

for those of you making negative comments, I predict that god will rain down about one and a half to two feet of fire and brimstone on you over the weekend.

 
At 1:37 PM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRIMSTONE STORM!

 
At 3:12 PM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wwjd...for a Klondike Bar

 
At 4:15 PM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous a new fan said...

I was led by Jesus, once.

It worked out great.

Will do again.

***** (5 stars)

 
At 8:18 PM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This thread needs more ratings comments.

 
At 9:45 PM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see Craig Cannon's tooth adventure on MSNBC tonight?

 
At 12:07 AM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed the tooth. What show? What happened?

 
At 12:36 AM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous leonard maltin said...

I give Craig Cannon's tooth video a **/****. The effects are good, but the dialogue is just too stilted.

 
At 12:49 AM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, Charles, a P.S. comes after the salutation and signature. P.S. means "post script."

Signed,

Jesus

P.S. I'm glad that you could so meekly enter a restaurant or coffee shop and have people call you by name and thank you for the days weather. Maybe you can learn in seminary school that you have nothing to do with it. We had to teach Moses that lesson once with the Ten Commandments. Look it up.

 
At 12:44 PM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you guys honestly think Drew was a bad choice to replace Charles? Let me ask you......Who do YOU think would have been a better replacement?

 
At 1:35 PM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick Katzfey

 
At 6:10 PM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Ororo Munroe said...

Did someone say Storm?

 
At 9:50 PM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck Charles on your new path, and to Drew too!! I am glad that Khbs made Drew Chief!! God Bless you both!!
Mel N.

 
At 10:05 PM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bernt!

 
At 12:18 AM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this all anybody has to talk about? BRING A BOOK!!! This is the only new thing on the blog all week. Never thought I'd say this, but sure wish Win Noble would do something stupid again.

 
At 3:10 AM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous ye olde blogger said...

Old.

 
At 9:33 AM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe Charles quoted Ronnie Floyd. Can it get worse?

Charles, seriously, if you want to help people, don't follow in Floyd's footsteps. He is a hate -monger. Church is supposed to be welcoming and loving of all people.

 
At 1:51 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Jonathan said...

I thought that Ronnie Floyd and Houston Nutt were the same person. Passionate Razorback Head Football Coach Monday thru Friday, Pastor/Ringmaster as Six Flags over Jesus on Sunday. Then I saw them eating together at Smokey Bones one day and my mind was blown. Can you score me some free razorback tickets, Charles? Is anyone here a member of the Charles Salser fan club, The Flying Salsers?

Also, does Ronnie Floyd have his own helicopter. If so, sweet... although a little inappropriate for a pastor, but whatever. I'd have my own helicopter if I could afford it. Just like the one in Airwolf.

 
At 1:59 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

COMMENT DELETION STORM!!!

 
At 3:20 PM, June 01, 2006, Blogger Ryan said...

Why do people on this site find it necessary to bash people personally instead of bashing what they do professionally? It just seems wrong that you all would keep beating the man instead of just taking a look at him from a professional standpoint. Just let it go. Really, just let it go. It is unprofessional of everyone on here to act like you do and it makes Charles better that he doesn't act like the few people who keep posting the negative and hateful comments.

 
At 4:32 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to Charles and I LOVE the fan club name "Flying Salsers" that's so funny!

 
At 4:33 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the "Flying Salsers" that's too funny! Good luck to you Charles!

 
At 6:21 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the classy way 40/29 handled the departure of charles salser as opposed to the way don elkins just disappeared from knwa last week with no warning to anyone.

 
At 2:17 PM, June 02, 2006, Anonymous I SHALL COMMAND WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES said...

oh, there was a great warning, I just deleted it before you got a chance to see it.

 
At 1:39 PM, June 03, 2006, Blogger Jake said...

As the president and co-founder of the Flying Salsers, I just want to wish Charles the best. You're flying with the angels now Chuckie Boy!

 
At 10:30 PM, June 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

flying with the angels?? is he dead??

 
At 9:21 AM, June 15, 2006, Anonymous O'Boogie said...

Charles was always pretty awful, and I am so glad to see him go. Also, the fact that he takes advice from Ronnie Floyd? SCARY. That guy is a certifiable nutjob.

 
At 6:08 PM, November 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRING BACK GUY WESTMORLAND!

 
At 12:52 AM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous TeamFloyds-FTMFW!!1!1 said...

RE: Ronnie Floyd-- saw him on TV one time (too many) & called to get a copy of the "message" that is salvation in Jesus Christ. What I thought would be free is in fact $18.95 on DVD + Shipping & Handling...or a cassette tape for your '85 Cutlass is only $9.95

 
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