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John Wetherbee Death: A Tribute to a Remarkable Meteorologist

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of respected meteorologist, John Wetherbee. Known for his dedication to his profession and his warm, engaging personality, Wetherbee made significant contributions to the field of meteorology during his long and distinguished career.

Visionary in communications and marketing

Wetherbee is not only a respected meteorologist but also the visionary founder of Weatherbee Media & Marketing. His professionalism and innovation left a lasting impact on the industry.

Remembering “Big John”

John Wetherbee, affectionately known as “Big John,” had a long and illustrious career as a radio meteorologist. His passing has saddened those who knew him personally and professionally.

We are sad to announce the passing of meteorologist John Wetherbee, whose weather reports appeared hourly on WSM Radio for more than a decade. John has provided weather reports for more than 160 radio stations and three radio networks from his home in Georgia, and has previously served as Chief Meteorologist at television stations in Atlanta and Savannah. He was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2014 and was recently named a 2024 inductee into the Georgia Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Thank you, John, for your many years of service to WSM Radio. We will miss you very much.

A legacy exists

John Wetherbee’s legacy will certainly live on. He is an inspiration to aspiring meteorologists and broadcasters, a testament to the impact true passion can have on a career and the industry.

Member of the Georgia Broadcasters Association

In addition to his many accomplishments, Wetherbee is also a respected member of the Georgia Broadcasters Association. His passing was mourned by the association and its members.

Unfortunately, specific details about the cause of death have not been publicly disclosed at this time.

We extend our deepest condolences to John Wetherbee’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.

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