• Mount Washington radio show leaves air
    January 01,2006
     

    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — A nationally syndicated radio show produced by the Mount Washington Observatory that taught listeners about weather and climate is no more.

    "The winds of change that have blown cold over funding for many nonprofits have caught up with us," said Bryan Yeaton, host of The Weather Notebook.

    The program started in November of 1993, with grant money from the National Science Foundation and sponsorship from Subaru of America. It changed names over the years, starting as Among the Clouds and Weatherwise before settling on The Weather Notebook.

    The show aired in two-minute broadcasts five days a week on more than 350 stations. But last year, the National Science Foundation grant ran out and shows were cut to one or two a week. Subaru of America continued its funding, but that wasn't enough to keep the show afloat.

    "There's always the possibility the program could come back," said Melody Nester, former marketing manager for the show. "The hope is to continue, but we don't have a definite plan and the funding to make it happen."

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