Comedian buys @weatherchannel – will this be the end of The Weather Channel?

From the strange bedfellows department. The Weather Channel, founded by my dear friends John Coleman and Joe D’Aleo, has seen a tumultuous series of ownership changes since it’s inception, and…

@weatherchannel – The realization of a dream

My friend Joe D’Aleo (co-founder of the Weather Channel with the late great John Coleman) have written a fantastic book. John made a lot of headway on the book just before…

The Weather Channel @TWC uses large rodent to warn of Tornadoes – no joke

Sometimes you just have to laugh, this is one of those times. This is both hilarious and sad at the same time. Perhaps they are trying for some sort of…

Founder of The Weather Channel to people staying in Florida: "put your ssn on your arm with a sharpie"

My friend John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, has never been known for mincing words. He’s always been a “tell it like it is” kind of guy. This is…

The Weather Channel is losing viewers to global warming and other pointless programming

Bloomberg reports that ratings are down 20% over three years, and with the sort of programming they continue with, such as this lame “forecast from 2050” with Sam Champion and…

The Weather Channel to start applying monster names to hurricanes and tropical storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – June 3, 2014 ATLANTA – In response to the study just released from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published in the Proceedings of the National…

Friday Funny, bonus Weather Channel edition

We all know about the Weather Channel’s ridiculous practice of naming winter storms. The latest name for a storm in “Janus” which is the name of the Roman two-faced god.…

The Weather Channel goes dark on DirecTV

The Weather Channel feed was switched to show WeatherNation TV just after midnight EST January 14th. the TWC logo is there still in the DirecTV channel lineup, but the content…

The explosion of 'weather channels' – now there's 3

The Weather Channel down to just over an hour before DirecTV shuts them off, continuing to make pleas to viewers, this screencap from my TV at 7:35PM PST UPDATE:  The…

DirecTV to drop The Weather Channel?

This pretty well sums up why: DirecTV: Received "numerous" complaints 40 percent of @weatherchannel programming reality TV: http://t.co/dQ4t8qZX7g — Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 11, 2014 That, the constant drum…

There's no business like snow business – Weather Channel to start naming winter storms

From their press release The Weather Channel announced today its new naming system for winter storms, making it the first national organization in North America to proactively name winter storms.…

30 years ago today, The Weather Channel went live

UPDATE: added a second video from Joe D’Aleo, the founding director of meteorology. On May 2nd of 1982, John Coleman launched The Weather Channel with the help of a small…

Live blogging from the Weather Channel 30th anniversary

It has been a busy day for me. I chased the last remaining (yet to be surveyed) USHCN weather station in Georgia at Dahlonega, plus did historical reference interviews with…

The backstory of how I've been invited to The Weather Channel 30 year reunion this weekend

No, I won’t be meeting Heidi Cullen. 30 years ago, on May 2nd, 1982, a new satellite channel debut made history. TWC went online thanks to the work of dozens…