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  1. Ben says

    I’m not sure I follow what the problem is. Either it was amicable or it wasn’t. What’s all the cryptic talk about “being a contributor in the way they want me to be…etc..etc…”

  2. says

    Randy is a great TV journalist & we wish him well, whatever his future holds.
    But was he the nation’s first openly gay local anchor? My late friend, David Fowler, was a very popular openly gay anchor in the San Francisco market dating back to the 1970’s. Stations had a bidding war when his contract was up for renewal. Believe it or not, the SF audience was OK with his sexuality.

  3. says

    @ BEN: my reading is this: his editorial decisions were being second-guessed by management more and more (some inflated egos? at a TV station?). Price demanded changes, the station wouldn’t budge so they couched it as retirement to save face since he’s popular inside and out. Price doesn’t want to come off sounding bitter so describes it as a lack of using him properly.

    Clearly this was not amicable, but no one wants to look bad or point fingers and look smarmy.

  4. BEB says

    Given the track record of the station Randy worked for (WHDH), I think the split was less amicable than it was made out to be.

    From the Boston Globe article:

    “Colleagues and friends said Price had been growing frustrated with the latest direction of WHDH, which recently introduced a flashier high-definition set and new graphics like the ones used at its sister station, WSVN-TV (Channel 7), in Miami. Price had been lobbying for smarter and more useful consumer stories.”

    This station epitomizes the dumbing down of local newscasts. In fact, they have a real-life Barbie and Ken anchoring the morning news!

  5. Crash says

    @BEB: OMG! I was just talking the other night with one of the security guards that works at my hotel about how we as Americans are demanding lower and lower standards for entertainment and basicly our lives.
    It appears to both of us that everyone wants everything without the work. It really makes me angry. Glad to see that someone else also sees this.

  6. Roy says

    I remember when Randy was the anchor for the local Toledo station in the 80’s… we all thought he was handsome, and there were rumors about his sexuality, but I never knew for sure until just now!

  7. petensfo says

    I LOVE Randy, and have since the 70’s when I was a little budding gay-boy in suburban Boston! Biz is Biz, no matter. Don’t take it personally, just take the money & run!

  8. jim says

    The above story doesn’t even come close to what actually happened. I’ve heard Randy on a number of programs and the way he tells it, he was fired. And then the station owner lied about the reason saying that Randy had come in and said he wanted to retire. What a crock! I happen to like Randy and I know many people do and he was absolutely trashed by the despicable station. I’ll never let my click EVER land there.

  9. jim says

    The above story doesn’t even come close to what actually happened. I’ve heard Randy on a number of programs and the way he tells it, he was fired. And then the station owner lied about the reason saying that Randy had come in and said he wanted to retire. What a crock! I happen to like Randy and I know many people do and he was absolutely trashed by the despicable station. I’ll never let my click EVER land there.

  10. Susan says

    I wish Randy Price well in his “retirement”. It is New England’s loss that you will not be coming into our homes on a daily basis…or maybe you will? Please enjoy a few weeks of rest and relaxation, but, then, find your way back to us! You served my family and I well during your tenure on Boston Television. Something about the familiarity of your voice in our living room every day helped to make sense out of the best and worst of news stories that happened all around us. You will be missed.

  11. Monica Matthews says

    I am very sad not to see Randy anymore on 7 News, Thank You Randy, for all you have shared with us over the years. I wish you the best.