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NBC's Storm Rangers and Weather Expanisions

Discussion in 'The Weather Lab' started by rkolsen, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    They replied “Indeed” to my comment. I can’t find the license for new Rangers unless the company is referring to their Ford trucks with the marine radars.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    Surprisingly they put it really close to danger yesterday. It was set up only directly a few miles to the east of the Thomas Fire.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    NBC Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN got their own Storm Ranger!

     
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    Not surprised. It’s a VERY big market. Extremely dangerous weather at some points in time.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    I could see at some point NBC selling data to adjacent affiliates to offset the costs of these trucks.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    WNJU got their own branded storm chasing vehicle called Busca Tormentas. I think this maybe the first Telemundo Owned station to have their own storm chasing truck not shared with NBC.

     
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    Oh for crying out loud!
    Don't you know this trick RKO?

    I bet the cheap bastards have the "Storm Ranger" in English on the passenger side of the buggy.
    "Always the skeptic" they tell me.

    That's what they did with KFMB's "Chopper-8"...on the other side it's painted "760am" for the radio side of the operation. KFMB shot 2 versions of the latest commercial...one for TV...one for radio.

    Feliz Navidad RKO.
    Eat some crabcake...then eat some holiday news.
     
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    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    KNBC is now promoting four state of the art radars. Time to check those files again...

     
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    I couldn’t find any thing else yet besides their licenses for the two existing x-band radars, the storm buggy,. So I assume the other two are the NWS ones.

    Also, a while back KXAS had an OTT promo for all their weather fleet. Well they updated the promo:



    Texas Thunder Truck now has a sister Lightning:

     

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