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medoug
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 5:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was watching Madisonís Ch. 27 ABC WKOW the other day, and they mentioned that they will air a segment about geocaching on their 10:00pm local news on Wednesday, May 10. Image

They started the leader showing an older gentleman finding an ammo can in the woods. Image Then they followed it by mentioning that some people in the state capitol was a bit worried about the activity. Image (I think they were hinting that possibly some new state laws were being considered concerning geocaching.)

Well, I just wanted to give everyone here the heads up on this. Iíll have to watch and see what it really is all about.

medoug.
 
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CB&MB
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 12:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

We were also told about another Madison station that will be airing a report on Sunday (after the campout). Two of our favorite cachers will be appearing in that one...you may have seen them on another Madison area report last year...

With any luck, whatever bad comes from Wed, will be forgotten after the report on Sunday.
 
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geodawn
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

which madison station has the report on sunday?

two of my favorite cachers?!?!?!?! WOW!! i'm excited!!!!!!!

<who are they??> Image
 
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Cachew
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

That would Rhonda (WISearchers) and John (Cachew) on Channel 15 at 10PM. We were able to show a local reporter the positive and fun side of unhiding ammo cans!
 
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geodawn
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

is wicket going to be on there, too?????
 
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Cachew
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

I heard a possibility that Channel 15 may broadcast our interview tonite - to keep up with Channel 27. So I'll be flippin channels!
 
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cacheseekers
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'll have to record both and find out!

I'm hoping channel 27's report isn't negative, their ad/lead into it seems to be making it that way so far.
 
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Mama Fishcacher
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by cacheseekers:
I'm hoping channel 27's report isn't negative, their ad/lead into it seems to be making it that way so far.


Me too.

~Mama Fishcacher

 
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Mama Fishcacher
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The story is up on the Channel 27 website.
http://www.wkowtv.com/index.php/news/story/p/pkid/23948

It doesn't sound too negative at all. Image

~Mama Fishcacher
 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The Channel 27 story sounded a little uninformed, but in general, not too bad.

Yeah, the DNR is working to get a geocaching policy in place by this summer.....and how long have we been trying to do that?

And who the HECK is that geocacher??

Bec

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cacheseekers
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, the segment wasn't too bad. I think the DNR representative was very positive about it though.
 
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Cachew
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I concur - the DNR guy was really positive compared to the reporter. The geocacher did a good job in my book. Who are you?

Anyway, I'd venture to say that the report on NBC Channel 15 (which didn't happen tonite) will be very positive. Sunday at 10...
 
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LightningBugs Mum
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I feel asleep so I missed it, but I read the online article....

The geocacher's name is Steve Biedermann and he has 40 finds. Does that ring any bells for anyone?

Where did that figure of 80,000 geocachers in Wisconsin come from? That seems like an awful lot. But then that might explain why so many people showed up at my breakfast event. Image
 
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cacheseekers
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, 80,000 geocachers from WI does seem like a lot. I wonder if there is a way to generate an accurate statistic about this from geocaching.com...
 
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hogrod
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

I noticed that CommanderUSN had logged this cache "GCHWJB" and a few other nearby caches on April 7 and mentioned being with guys from channel 27. so I would bet that was commanderUSN on the news.



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