Radio Programming Ideas For Personalities and Programmers, Especially Country Radio Broadcasters.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
The Digital Weatherman
Now, I've heard everything!
The Digital Weatherman™ is a hard-working, dependable computer. It gathers all the latest weather information automatically and delivers a concise, perfectly-timed, impactful weather forecast. It does this on-command from your announcer or your automation system. The Digital Weatherman™ is available in either of two PC case styles - mid-tower or rack-mount. Your new Digital Weatherman™ comes with a Windows keyboard and a mouse. Since the Digital Weatherman™ is usually heard and not seen, we leave the selection of a monitor up to you. Many stations simply add the Digital Weatherman to a remote KVM system they're already using. The Digital Weatherman™ will display the current text forecast, conditions, and weather graphics. Consequently, some stations display the DW's screen prominently in the Control Room or Lobby. Other stations keep it hidden away, letting the Digital Weatherman™ work alone.
The Digital Weatherman™ is the real voice of a real meteorologist. He delivers the current forecast for your coverage area, plus this hour's temperature and conditions. A Digital Weatherman™ works with live shows, satellite, voice-tracking or any automation. If you wish, the Digital Weatherman™ will break in automatically when severe weather breaks out. And he sounds a lot better than that robot at the weather service.
Actually. the computer has a voice and a name: Tom Churchill, a native of Dubuque Iowa, where he started in radio as on-air weatherman on WDBQ radio at the age of 13. (whew! .. I was really scared there for a second..)
Which got me to thinking.. what weather service do YOU use and recommend?