(Left to right - back row) Tom Lamaine, Herb Clarke and Sue Serio
(Left to right - front row) Elliot Abrams, Glenn Schwartz and Kathy Orr
Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon, Bala Golf Club
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"Everyone talks about the weather...." Well, our next luncheon was no exception. Our topic was "Broadcast Weathercasting." As current as today's news. You heard all about weathercasting as it pertained to radio and television. We all know about the series of hurricanes that caused havoc on the Gulf region and east coast in the last few weeks. You heard about what's going on from a series of experts.

Our moderator was Broadcast Pioneers member Les Waas. It was supposed to be Jack Whitaker, but the signals got crossed.

On our panel was:

Elliot Abrams, Vice-President of AccuWeather & heard on KYW Newsradio
Herb Clarke, Channel 10 weathercaster for 40 years
Tom Lamaine, former Channel 3 meteorologist for three decades
Kathy Orr, Meteorologist for KYW-TV, CBS3
Sue Serio, Weather Anchor for WTXF-TV, Fox 29
Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz, Chief Meteorologist for NBC 10, WCAU

Plus, Les Waas did a short routine on how the stations could do weather forecasting alot cheaper (like sticking your head out of the window to see if it's raining). Also, Broadcast Pioneers member Paul Big Bear sang a song about the weather.

This all took place on Wednesday, September 17th, at the beautiful and historic Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue (across the street from the State Police) in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. It's only minutes away from Channels 6 & 10 and the radio stations in Bala Cynwyd.

Meet and greet (networking) started at 12 noon with a full-course lunch including salad, coffee or tea and dessert being served at 12:30 pm. There was also a crudité and cheese table. And a Cash bar! This was our first luncheon of the new season (September 2008 through June 2009).


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From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein
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