It’s the start of the Spring semester, and the Lyndon State College broadcast meteorologists are ready to go. For me the Spring semester is all about the transition to bigger and better things.
For the Juniors, who spent most of the Fall semester working in our classroom studio, the Spring brings opportunities for live shows in our campus studio. The safety of the classroom is ideal when a student is starting out. It prevents the fear that your first ever weathercast is going to end up on YouTube. It allows us to work out the nerves, and learn how to put together great weathercasts. You can mess up and not worry about it. Eventually, students get to the point where they are ready to get out there, and that is when we start to introduce them to live newscasts. There is a big difference between practicing in a classroom, and working with an entire team doing a live newscast.