Bring Ben Hoover back to WIS News!!
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Bring Ben Hoover back to WIS News!!

    1. Samantha Jo
    2. Petition by

      Samantha Jo

      Gaston, SC

Ben Hoover has been a huge part of WIS for the past six years.  We welcomed him into our homes and into our hearts when he first graced the screens of our televisions to report the news.  When WIS decided not to renew his contract, Ben himself said he "did not see this one coming."  He not only delivered the news to us professionally, but he did it with a sense of charm and humor we've come to love.  I want Ben Hoover to see how many fans he has that truly care for him.  By signing this petition, I guarantee it will bring a smile to his face through this tough time and possibly, if we're lucky, change the producer's minds and get him back where he belongs!

WIS TV, News Channel/Site
Bring Ben back to WIS News!!

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 7,500 signatures
    2. Over 7,000 signatures!

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      WOW! I never thought we would get this far!
      There is going to be another protest Monday, July 7 2014 at 5:00 PM.
      If you can make it, please join below!
      Keep any signs respectful and clean.
      Way to go guys!!

      Support Ben Hoover Protest | Facebook

      Ben Hoover in person! WIS TV managers and Raycom Media have chosen not to renew Ben Hoover's contract. We want the viewers voices to be heard! Last time we had 30 supporters!!... Let's try to double that this time! Make encouraging, supportive signs for Ben! Please refrain from any negative wording.

    3. Reached 7,000 signatures
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    5. Reached 6,000 signatures
    6. Planned Protest Tonight at 10:30 at WIS!!

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      Join the group on Facebook here!!

      Support Ben Hoover | Facebook

      Ben Hoover in person during what would have been his final broadcast with Judi Gatson! WIS TV managers and Raycom Media have chosen not to allow Ben to co-anchor his last newscast with Judi. We want the viewers voices to be heard! Make encouraging, supportive signs for Ben!

    7. People are Protesting!!

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      If you have the time, head to the station with a sign to support Ben!!
      People are gathering at the station now!!

    8. WIS is not letting Ben anchor his last newscast tonight!!

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      According to Hannah Horne.
      Now is the time to sign and share even more!!
      This is an outrage!!

    9. Reached 5,000 signatures
    10. 5 Hours

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      I started this petition only five hours ago and I can't believe the outpouring of fans that have signed. Over 1,500 signatures in only five hours. Truly amazing.

    11. Reached 1,500 signatures
    12. We Broke 1,000 and it's still going!!

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      You guys rock!!
      And I'd like to thank Justin Kyle Crolley for the idea of starting this petition!

    13. Reached 1,000 signatures
    14. Over 300 Signatures

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      The signatures just keep on climbing!
      Like this page on Facebook and share the petition there.

      Keep Ben Hoover on WIS

      Keep Ben Hoover on WIS. 361 likes. This page is to raise awareness for the ridiculous nonrenewal of contract between Ben Hoover and WIS TV. We want Ben...

    15. Reached 250 signatures
    16. We've reached 100 signatures!

      Samantha Jo
      Petition Organizer

      We've reached 100 signatures, guys! You're all awesome!
      Share this petition on Twitter, tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and wherever else you see fit so we can make this go viral!
      Way to go guys!

    17. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • janie park WEST COLUMBIA, SC
      • 7 days ago

      I know in this state employers can let you go for any reason. Thats only their excuse for the lazy people that are not productive. He has proven to sc that hes a good news anchor. So break this stupid rule of sc and give him back his job.

      • 10 days ago


    • margaret banta COLUMBIA, SC
      • 14 days ago

      Want ben hoover back!!!!!

    • Barbara Brodie EUTAWVILLE, SC
      • 25 days ago

      He was my favorite!!

    • Linda Bruce LEXINGTON, SC
      • about 1 month ago

      Ben is a class act. Bring him back!


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