Fans Launch Facebook Campaign for Springfield Anchors

By Andrew Gauthier 

The State Journal-Register

“I feel like Conan OBrien in a small town.”

That’s Channel 20 sports director Bryan Boes reacting to the success of a Facebook fan page created to support him and ousted morning anchor Carl Madonna.

Earlier this month, managers at WICS-TV told Boes his contract would not be renewed when it expires March 31. That’s also about when the station fired Madonna, who had been co-host of “Sunrise This Morning” since 2006.

In the nine days between when the page had been created and press time late Wednesday afternoon, 2,234 members of Facebook had signed on as fans More…