||Federation and Meteorology
Table of Contents
Observers and Volunteers
Meteorology on Television
Broadcasting From the Weather Room
Direct Radio Broadcasts of Weather Information
Weather on Commercial Television in Melbourne
Meteorology in the Television Programme
TV Weather Adelaide
TV Weather Brisbane
TV Weather Hobart
TV Weather Melbourne
TV Weather Report
TV Weather Sydney
Public AppreciationTV Weather Services
BureauMedia Workshops in Melbourne and Perth
'Meet the Met' on Video
TV Weather BrisbaneNo. 64 November 1961, Item 451
All regular weather presentations in Brisbane, both on national and commercial television channels are given by station personnel and Bureau participation in programmes is limited to interviews on particular meteorological topics of special interest. In addition weather room activities are frequently filmed and used as background to news items.
As the majority of stations appear to favour the glamour girl type of telecaster for weather presentations the above duties are eagerly sought after. Bureau staff have bad the pleasure of indoctrinating and briefing two "Miss Australias" and one "Miss Queensland" in the short time that television has been operating in this State.
The background training usually extends over one week and consists of one or two hours a day going over definitions and explanation of elementary meteorology and impressing on the telecasters the importance of treating their subject seriously; presenting it faithfully and particularly for the more glamorous the need to submerge their glamour behind the prosaic highs and lows.
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