Week-old weather forecasts - is this what radio has become?

Matthew Osborne mattosborne1976@yahoo.com
Wed May 19 18:27:42 EDT 2010

This past weekend, my wife and I took a trip up to Burlington VT.  While there, on Sunday morning we were listening to Star 92.9 WEZF.  When the weather forecast came on, we winced when it called for a 'bad Mothers Day with rain mixing with snow all day and temps in the 40s.'  This despite the fact that Mother's Day was a week prior, and it was bright and sunny outside (the temperature even made it into the low 70s that day).  Is this what radio has come to, when even a 100 kw market-leading station can't even be bothered to check what actually airs over the weekend?  I didn't think of this until it was too late, but since we actually stayed right near their Fort Ethan Allen studios, I probably should've gone there and taped a note on their front door about paying attention to what happens on their station during the "off-hours" of the weekend.  

You know, I might expect something like this to happen on an average small town station in the middle of nowhere, but apparently now even the big stations don't care anymore.  Man am I glad I got out of radio when I did...

                                       Matt Osborne
                                       Rotterdam, NY

P.S. - Man I can only imagine what my former colleague Dave Symonds, ex-program director of that station during one of its better periods, would say if he heard about this.


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