Thursday, May 3, 2018

D/FW Radio: Record Breaking Year For WBAP WeatherCon

News/Talk 820 AM WBAP, a Cumulus Media radio station, hosted their third annual WeatherCon at the Frontiers of Flight Museum Saturday, April 28, 2018.  This year’s event attendance was the largest the event has seen.

WBAP’s WeatherCon was free and open to all ages.  Attendees were able to learn about severe weather, how to prepare for storms, and what to do after the storms by visiting with all on-site sponsors and sitting in on any of the eight sessions.

These learning opportunities included presentations on disaster preparedness from the American Red Cross; informational discussions with Bill Bunting, Chief of Forecast Operations at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma and Storm Chaser, Tim Marshall; a presentation on what to do after the storm by Scott McCollum of McRoof.US; and an interactive discussion with WBAP Chief Meteorologist Brad Barton and WFAA News 8 Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus.

In addition to the seminar sessions, there were interactive sponsor booths including Raven Response with search and rescue dogs.  WFAA New 8 also returned with their giant green screen allowing attendees to see what it is like to be a television meteorologist.  The entire WFAA News 8 Weather Team was also on-site during the event.

WBAP’s WeatherCon was presented by McRoof.US and sponsored by Leaf Filter, Willard Heating & Air Conditioning, CutCo Cutlery, Newspray.  The event would not have been possible without the great partnerships of the Frontiers of Flight Museum and WFAA.

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