Longtime meteorologist at WHEC-TV Channel 10, Kevin Williams is departing from the airwaves after the Rochester television station declined to renew an option on his contract.
Williams had one year remaining on his contract, due to begin Sept. 1, according to his post on Facebook Thursday afternoon.
Kevin Williams will remain on the radio, he can be heard on all the Finger Lakes Radio Group stations.
Kevin returns from vacation on Monday. Yesterday he sent us this email message.
Greetings, All. I hope this message finds you well.
I regret to tell you that WHEC management has informed me that they intend to opt out of the final year of my contract which was due to begin September 1.
I have been blessed to work with kind and talented people during my 21 years with the station and will always be grateful for that opportunity. We lived through some great storms together.
Since 1983, I have been honored to serve the people of Rochester and the Finger Lakes as a television meteorologist. But those duties combined with those of operating a meteorological consulting firm (radio, industrial and forensics) have often meant 12 to 18 hour work days. My new schedule will allow me to focus more on my business and its many clients as well as spending evenings at home with my family. I am sure that I will miss the television aspect of my job but I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I thus optimistically embrace and welcome what the future may hold.
Here on Facebook I have been able to connect with many of you. Our evening FB Live chats via WeatherbyWilliams have been most enjoyable and I am exploring ways to continue interacting with you moving forward. I thus hope that you will stay in touch.
So, thank you for your support and friendship. And, as always, keep looking up!
Wishing you Blue Skies…