“Yes, WETHERBEE is my real last name,” says “Big” John Wetherbee. And the BIG means tall. “I’m six-foot-nine, which is usually bigger than most folks. So I’m stuck with it.” And he’s “big” in our community, our town.
Big John is familiar to audiences all over the country for years as meteorologist, tv personality, radio personality, radio program director and general manager.
He is a sealed and certified radio and TV meteorologist, working as Chief Meteorologist for the CBS TV station in Atlanta and Savannah, and TV stations in Nashville and Chattanooga, and radio stations in many markets including Ohio, California, Portland, Chicago, Indianapolis, Athens and Atlanta.
In 1997 he started his RADIO WEATHER SERVICE, providing a one-of-a-kind lifestyle weather forecasts to, as of last count, 161 different radio stations in all time zones, and three networks. And Big John’s Service 24/7/365 is done with the help of syndication through the Envision Radio Network.
Mr. Wetherbee is sealed as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society, their highest certification. John has served as president of a local AMS chapter and continues to serve on national committees, currently on the AMS Broadcast Meteorology Board. And he was inducted in 2014 for “career achievements” into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
He has appeared at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism, Armstrong State University and at Georgia Southern University, and continues to write for neighborhood newspapers while blogging daily online plus Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN and You Tube.
John and his wife are proud parents of three daughters and two son-in-laws, and four grandchildren. And there’s a dog, two cats and three fish. “What a team…”
And he’s a HUGE college football fan. “That and doing the weather every day.” Tune in tomorrow morning and get your update. “And we’ll make it a great day!”