Weather forecasting pioneer Gary England and his wife Mary are guests in the October edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” radio program.
Details on Gary England and the show, provided in a news release, are as follows:
Gary has just completed 41 years of weather forecasting at KWTV Channel 9 in Oklahoma City and has transitioned into his new role as Vice President for Corporate Relations and Weather Development for Griffin Communications. Gary will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame this November.
Among his many accomplishments, Gary was the first on-air meteorologist to use Doppler Radar to forecast severe storms.
News that he was stepping down from his on-air duties prompted a wave of national publicity, including recent extensive articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as interviews with National Geographic and an appearance on the Colbert Report.
Gary discusses his long and notable career, his growing up years in the tiny town of Seiling, Oklahoma, severe weather forecasting in Oklahoma, including the monster storms on May 3, 1999 and May 20 and May 31, 2013, and the exhausting responsibility of maintaining calm while dispensing accurate information aimed at saving lives.
When Gary’s wife, Mary, joins the conversation, we learn about their wonderful marriage spanning more than 50 years, in a dialogue filled with humor, pride and devotion.
“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” will be broadcast on KOSU public radio (91.7 & 107.5) on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 a.m, and Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m.
It also streams live on the web at kosu.org.
The program can also be heard twice monthly on KCNP (89.5) Chickasaw Community Radio/Ada.
All programs can also be heard on our website: www.thelivingroomgb.com.
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