Change in the weather at WCVB-TV

With New England's harsh winter weather just around the corner, Hearst-Argyle
Television Inc.'s WCVB-TV Needham, Mass., the local ABC affiliate, has completed
work on a new 'StormTrak 5 Live Doppler' radar tower.

Built in eight weeks, the 150-foot tower uses Doppler 'X-Band' technology
that can pinpoint weather patterns down to a specific street, according to the

The tower is located in the center of the station's viewing area in
Hopkinton, Mass., and it provides real-time information about severe weather to
viewers and local emergency-management officials.

The system goes on-air next week.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.