Lightning Fast Format Changes And Back Again

Tim Coco
Wed Oct 28 12:12:19 EDT 2009

I don't know if anyone remembers Earl "Bud" Smith.  He was one of those
first generation weather forecasters who learned on his own and was heard in
the Merrimack Valley in the 1940s and 1950s.  I have a recording of him
apologizing for an incorrect forecast, but adding "the weather does change
you know."

Tim Coco
President & General Manager

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale H. Cook [] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: Lightning Fast Format Changes And Back Again

At 01:09 PM 10/27/2009, Donna Halper wrote:

>WBZ's first meteorologist was also experienced in the actual science of 
>weather forecasting

I well remember the first (IIRC) man to do TV forecasts in Boston - Don
Kent, who started forecasting while in the Coast Guard. My brother and I
grew up watching and listening to Don, and partly because of that my brother
earned his B.S. and M.S. in meteorology, and has spent his career in
meteorological research at Argonne.

Dale H. Cook, Chief Engineer, Centennial Broadcasting, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA

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