“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, 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 TV stations in Nashville, Chattanooga and Savannah, and radio stations in many markets including Ohio, Chicago, Indianapolis and Atlanta.
In 1997 he started his RADIO WEATHER SERVICE now providing lifestyle weather forecasts to 102 different radio stations in all time zones, and three networks. And Big John continues the tradition of service 24/7/365 with syndication through the Envision Radio Network.
Mr. Wetherbee is sealed as a certified broadcast meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society, their highest certification. John served as president of a local AMS chapter and continues to serve on the national broadcast committee.
He has appeared at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism, Armstrong Atlantic State University and at Georgia Southern University, and continues to write for neighborhood newspapers while blogging daily online plus Facebook, Twitter, Linked IN and You Tube.
John and his wife are proud parents of three daughters and two son-in-laws, with the youngest daughter working toward a degree in sports management, all Bulldogs. And there’s a dog, two cats and three fish. “What a team…”
And he’s a HUGE UGA football fan. “That and doing the weather.” Tune in tomorrow morning and get the update. “And make it a great day!”