MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — It seems like you can’t go anywhere in the News 5 viewing area without finding someone who knows – and loves – Mel Showers. 

It only took our crew about 10 minutes to get enough interviews to put this story together. People were very eager to talk about their respect for Mel and thank him for his time on the desk.

They were quick to talk about how Mel is a face and a voice of generations.

“I remember Mel Showers when I was a child, growing up in Mobile,” said one viewer

“Since I was a boy, I mean, watched him a lot. My mom’s watched him. Uncles. We think a lot of him,” added another.

See more of what viewers had to saw in our video posted to this article.