Biggest Stories of Frank Ranicky's Career at WCTV

By: Julie Montanaro Email
By: Julie Montanaro Email

Frank was on the air the day President Richard Nixon resigned in the face of the Watergate scandal in 1974 and he was there the night America elected its first African American president in 2008.

Frank was on the air that day in 1973 when Carl Isaacs murdered six members of the Alday family in Donalsonville.

The day in 1978 when Ted Bundy was arrested for killing three Chi Omega co-eds at Florida State.

Frank was on the air the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986 and at Cape Canaveral in 1998 when John Glenn made a triumphant return to space.

Frank was there when the Seminoles went 0 and 11 in 1973 and won national championships in '93 and '99.

Frank was on the air when Hurricane Kate ravaged the Big Bend in 1985 and when Katrina delivered her deadly blow 20 years later.

He was there when governor chiles died in the last days of his term. 1998 and the tumultuous election that put Florida on the map for all the wrong reasons in 2000.

Frank was on the air when the world ushered in the new millennium and the day the world stopped turning September 11, 2001.

If it made headlines in North Florida or South Georgia in the past 36 years, chances are you heard it from Frank Ranicky on WCTV.

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  • by jeff p. Location: tallahassee on Dec 29, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    frank, tv, news, what a great combination
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