WBZ is reporting a loss

Bill O'Neill billohno@gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 01:26:53 EST 2010

revdoug1@myfairpoint.net wrote:
> Don Kent's weathercasts are among the best memories I have of growing 
> up in Mass. with Channel 4 --- as you said, the sliding boards, the 
> Magic Markers and, before that, the big, thick pieces of chalk.   
> Primitive stuff by today's slick standards, and the map was virtually 
> covered with words and numbers, but somehow Don made it all work.   He 
> was a great air personality, a great forecaster and the quintessential 
> Yankee.    -Doug 

Not sure if anyone else remembers the Don Kent weather station (or 
something like that) that was in the window of (IIRC) the Central 
Savings Bank in Lowell? It was a (by today's standards) low-tech screen 
with text and a barometer. Likely went away in the late 70s....  
Methinks there were others tucked away around Greater Boston.  I can 
only imagine what technology got the data to the window!

Bill O'Neill

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