WeatherBug: WCBD News 2 in Charleston Is New Television Broadcast Partner
Jun 01, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Earth Networks, the owner of WeatherBug apps and operator of a weather observing and lightning network, said it welcomes Charleston, S.C., NBC affiliate WCBD News 2 as the newest member of its nationwide network of broadcast partners.
According to a release, WCBD Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler and the Storm Team 2 team are now providing viewers with real-time, neighborhood-level weather information from Earth Networks-WeatherBug stations throughout the Charleston area during broadcasts and on the News 2 website at www2.counton2.com.
With the partnership, Earth Networks said WCBD News 2 is now the exclusive provider in Charleston of live, local weather information and images from cameras, including the one at "The Joe" - the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, home of the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team. Earth Networks - WeatherBug weather stations are located at over 8,000 schools, public buildings and recreational locations throughout the country and provide live weather data 24/7.
"Weather is always top-of-mind for Charleston area residents because it shapes our plans for the day, determines if we will spend the weekend on the water or indoors, and helps keep everyone safe from hazardous and extreme weather," says WCBD Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler. "Weather in Charleston can also change quickly, and with severe thunderstorms especially common during the hot summer months, residents need to know what to expect. These are just a few of the reasons why we are thrilled to be teaming up with WeatherBug to bring local weather to our viewers every day."
The company noted Charleston-area schools joining the WCBD News 2 Schools Program through the purchase of a weather station and camera can have their weather information and images used on-air during broadcasts. They can also use WeatherBug Achieve software, which helps foster interest among K-12 students with hands-on learning supporting science, technology and math (STEM) curriculum. Weather data from the school's own station, combined with severe weather alerting, provide school faculty and staff with the critical information necessary to make transportation and safety-related decisions.
The WeatherBug Broadcast Program connects television stations with local schools and the community to provide students and the public with hands-on access to real-time weather information. Contact email@example.com to learn more.
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