During a broadcasting career which began in 1964, I've worked in just about every facet of radio and television. Most of my career has been on air in one way or another. Announcer/DJ, program director, music director, sports and news, as well as off air as sales account executive and general sales manager for radio.
After many years of doing television commercials and voice-overs, as well as producing and/or hosting telethons for Easter Seals, Arthritis Foundation, March of Dimes and PBS, I finally moved into television as a broadcast meteorologist and reporter in 1994. Since September 2004, I have been chief meteorologist that central Illinois television station.
My small business, Davis Media Group/Davis Wedding Video, specializes in weddings, web-mercials, video podcasts, and video news releases, as well as commercial and news-ready video. We produce consumer works to DVD and provide professional services in the DVCAM format, as well as BetaCam.
I continue to do free-lance audio and video productions for various clients around the country. From station ID's ("You're listening to the Atlantic Beacon, South Caicos Island,") sweepers, promos and intros, The Audio Newsletter, Hometown Radio U.S.A. and even computer-billboard on the phone, you may have heard my voice (especially if you've spent much time on "hold." ("Your call is very important to us...please continue to hold...all calls are taken in the order received.")
As a legal videographer, I have shot and edited depositions to court order, then played the finished product back in court before judge and jury.
Rockford East High School
Rock Valley College - Associate of Science
Northern Illinois University - Bachelor of Science in Journalism
Mississippi State University - Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology
Certified on WSI WeatherProducer
Additional course study in Doppler Radar, Aviation Meteorology, COBOL, FORTRAN, Aviation Ground School.
American Meteorological Society Television Seal of Approval
National Weather Association Television Seal of Approval
LIN Television Employee of the month (2 times)
LIN Television Circle of Excellence award
Licensed Private Pilot since June, 1970
American Meteorological Society
American Radio Relay League
Lieutenant, Civil Air Patrol
Macon County EMA Planning Committee
Capitol Area Amateur Radio Emergency Response Team
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Scouts of America
Trustee - Foundation for Excellence at Lutheran High School
Phi Sigma Kappa - National Social Fraternity
Sigma Delta Chi - Society for Professional Journalism
Delegate, Bahamas Weather Conference, since 2000
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