WNY WxMan (former WABC meterologist) 1/24/07.
Don, you don't know me. But in my late teenage
years, I was an occasional weather watcher for Gordon
Barnes and Bob Harris. This was back in 1969 through
1971. I don't have any complete audio recordings of
their weathercasts back then. What I do have is on
reel to reel and it would take weeks to find them.
Plus, I have moved several times since moving away
from Parsippany NJ. I now reside in a suburb of
Rochester here in the real upstate of "western New
I noticed there was a gap of information as to the on
air talent for the meteorologists, starting in 1966.
I might be able to help you in that regard, I have a
pretty good memory for that sort of thing.
Also, Alan Kasper is now in NJ at 1015.com...NJ 101
point 5. He might also be able to help, as he worked
with Gordon Barnes from 1970 to 72, while doing his other weekend work at channel 2, starting in June 1971.
In my later years, I was AM and PM drivetime
meteorologist for WABC Talkradio 77, 1986-89. I
worked with Alan B. Colmes, later with Gil Gross and
Bob Grant. I also know and worked with Harley Carnes,
now on the radio network.
I really enjoy the website you created. Just as
much as the Monitor Tribute page that also exists.
Any help I can offer in the weather regard, let me
know. I will try to put together a list of the on-air
weather talent for the radio side, especially the
period prior to 1981, when Craig Weiner (Allen) took