Radio Forecast Network News

WeatherBug Press Release:

Lafayette, La -- March 4, 2005 -- Radio Forecast Network announces partnership with WeatherBug™!

Radio Forecast Network has begun a partnership with WeatherBug™, owner of the largest weather sensor network in the world.

Radio Forecast Network provides mp3 quality "recorded-live" weather forecasts to stations throughout the country. "We started with three stations the first week in february 2004. One year and 45 stations later, we're taking it to a new level," said Larry Usner, operations manager of RFN. "We've partnered with WeatherBug™ in order to deliver more accurate forecasts for our stations."

WeatherBug™, the leading online weather information provider, with over 8,000 of its own professional-grade weather tracking stations across the usa, reports data every second from virtually everywhere. "stations within the Radio Forecast Network demand on up-to-the-minute, hyper-local weather information for their listeners," said Usner.

WeatherBug™ Media Services delivers live weather information to more than 80 million U.S. households through partnerships with over 100 local television stations. And WeatherBug™ is the leading desktop application for live local weather conditions, forecasts and alerts, with 20 million monthly active users according to comscore media metrix.

How do RFN stations benefit from this partnership?

An association with WeatherBug™, the leading source of weather data in the country with over 8,000 tracking stations throughout the USA.

In addition to regular forecasts, access to special reports from WeatherBug's meteorologists during severe weather events.

"Live" interactive on-air interviews with weatherbug's meteorologists during certain weather situations for your area.

Separate WeatherBug™ hurricane reports for stations near the coasts.

On-air promotional give-aways for RFN station listeners (WeatherBug™ Plus "ad-free" desktop weather software---a $19.95 value)

The WeatherBug™ storm chase truck travels the USA and, from time to time, will be available at RFN station remotes.

An "html WeatherBug™ sticker"can be added to the RFN station's website providing live online current weather conditions, cam images, etc.

Many other features, including even helping our stations step into the booming new podcasting arena.....


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