Fans of Terry Swails gathered Wednesday outside WQAD in Moline, Ill., to show support for the meteorologist after he was let go from the ABC affiliate. Swails attended the rally, the Quad City Times reports:
Surrounded by about 100 of his supporters at a rally Wednesday outside the Moline studio of the ABC affiliate that snatched him up after he was let go from competitor KWQC, Swails offered thanks.
“I’m not going away,” he promised. “I just don’t know what I’m going to do.”
He then fetched boxes of the books he authored from his Storm Chaser SUV and began signing away. “It’s my thank you for your support over the years,” he told his fans.
Swails posted video of the rally to his website (watch after the jump). “I had folks from Chicago, Des Moines, Galena and the Quad Cities show their support tonight and I am honored and humbled that they would take the time to join me,” he wrote.