45 years in broadcasting drew to a close Friday night as Tegna’s WLTX in Columbia, SC waved goodbye to chief meteorologist Jim Gandy.

He’d been the station’s chief met since 1999

His final Friday forecast where everyone hugged it out:

Gandy started his television career in 1975 at WREG in Memphis.

From there he moved into Tornado Alley, working at KTVY (now KFOR) in Oklahoma City.

In 1982, joined the Kansas State Network in Wichita.

He moved to Columbia in 1984 to work at WIS and moved to WLTX in 1999.

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