Nice gesture from the Kansas City stations following WDAF meteorologist Don Harman’s suicide last week, reports TVSpy, as rivals KHSB, KMBC and KCTV offered to cover the WDAF newsroom so staffers could attend the wake and funeral.
WDAF has politely turned down the offer.
“While we greatly appreciate the gestures, we won’t need the help,” News Director Bryan McGruder said.
WDAF’s website mentions a memorial fund for Harman to raise money for local charities. It’s centered out of the curiously titled town of Tightwad, Missouri.
Says the site:
Why Tightwad? Don had a heart for Tightwad. Probably because of its funny name. If you watched Don, you heard him mention the tiny town in Henry County from time to time.