The tradition started when Tiffany Alaniz and Gary Bandy were hosts of KSN's morning program and should have ended there, but I am assuming there is money to be made with these weekly pep rallies that Hometown Today holds at various area high schools.
This year's grueling (especially to viewers) pep rallies began at Seneca High School. The situation forces co-hosts Toni Valliere and Jeremiah Cook to shout everything they say for 90 minutes, and it is almost impossible to conduct a coherent interview under these conditions.
Thankfully, KSN no longer has its anchors attempt to do the news from the pep rally site. Instead, reporter Jennifer Adkins reads the news from the studio.
I suppose it's with us forever, but I will likely spend my Fridays with KODE or KOAM for the next couple of months.