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Bill's Leaving?!

Posted April 7, 2008

Imagine my shock, shock, last week when I read this Raleigh Chronicle article about Bill Leslie.

The first paragraph:

WRAL-TV news anchor Bill Leslie has announced he has left the station to tour the country with his new "Aer Waves" heavy metal band and promises to "throw the volume knob out the window."

Maybe the story was true, I thought.  Bill ostensibly was on "vacation" last week.  He's a great musician, and that is a convincing picture in the article. 

But then again, management didn't put out a "future endeavors" note.  Bill's been here forever!  I figured we'd at least have a party if he left.

Still, if the story was true, I had dibs on Bill's can of hair spray.

Fortunately for us, the article was published April 1.  But I wasn't totally at ease until I saw Bill sitting at the anchor desk today, leather pants and all.



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  • justwondering2 Apr 8, 2008

    LOL you crack me up with the leather and hairspray. Bills hair doesn't look like it would move if a F5 hit it.

    At any rate, I'm glad he's not leaving.

  • eatme Apr 7, 2008

    Rock on Bill!

  • Steve Crisp Apr 7, 2008

    Bill Leslie. Leather pants.

    I'm thinking about suing for emotional distress, pain, and suffering at the thought of that image. Now had it been a story about Monica...

  • LMRA Apr 7, 2008

    WOW I'd pay some money to see Bill in leather! Nice visual!

  • fishnett5977 Apr 7, 2008

    lol Brian that article was sooo WICKED! ;) If you didnt read all the way to the bottom of the page, you might just think Bill had "chunked it all" and gone heavy metal!!! Talk about a midlife crisis!!!rofl I hope he reads that and laughs as hard as I did over it! Thanks, Brian - you made my Monday!!!lol But tell Bill he does really make a good "heavy metal rocker"!!! Makes Mick Jagger look like a very tired old man!!! ;)

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