Since WDW News Today debuted about 1 1/2 years ago, we have had a lot of fun providing you with news, information, and entertainment about various aspects of the Disney Parks. It is a rewarding job, but as with anything in life, there are some moments that are regrettable. Today, we experienced one of those moments.
As most of you are aware, John Corigliano came to WDW News Today back in March of 2008 after years of working at the MouseTimes website. John had already been appearing on the WDW News Today Podcast for a few months at this point, and would become an important part of our WDWNTube video site. He recently was given his own podcast and vidcast titled “John Corigliano’s Ear To The World.” Earlier this week, John informed the staff at WDW News Today that he would be leaving the WDWNT Network. There was no reason given for the departure, nonetheless WDW News Today was willing to work with John to correct any issues he may have had with the site. Still, no explanation was given and and there was no willingness to work on the problems, so we simply gave John a heartfelt farewell.
As preparations for John’s official departure began to take shape, we made the necessary changes to ensure that our family of websites will continue to operate as normal for your enjoyment. After John told us he would be departing from WDWNT to return to MouseTimes, a troubling incident took place. John Corigliano apparently erased a number of videos that belonged to himself and others from our WDWNTube video website on Saturday afternoon. While we do not understand the motive behind this, we are taking the necessary steps to restore these videos. If you have any of the videos that are now missing from the site and would like to help us restore them, please contact us. Your help is deeply appreciated.
Since we still do not have a full understanding of the situation, at this point we are hesitant to blame John or anyone else directly for the incident. For those of you wondering why we would come out and acknowledge this situation publicly, the answer is very simple. We have way too much respect for the people who come to and enjoy our family of websites to simply let changes like this go quietly without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that these events may have caused and hope you will stay with us as we continue to grow and modify our operations over the next few weeks.
I am also proud to announce that we will be continuing production of our newest podcast, which will now be called “Your Ear to the World”. The updated show will feature opinionated discussions and in-park audio from both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. It will initially be hosted by Luke Manning.
While we still cherish the friendship we had with John, we bid him a fond farewell and wish him the best in his future endeavors. We are sorry to have to be the ones to give you this information, but I I thought it necessary to explain the situation to the people who have made this website what it is today. As always, thank you for your support – we wouldn’t be here without you.
If you have any questions about this situation, we are more than happy to answer them by email at [email protected].
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