The history of radio in Centre County has been shaped by technological developments, social change, and commercial interests. Radio is an intimate medium, and local stations are often the only stations available to listeners, even as they are shaped by distant economic trends and federal regulation. With notable exceptions, most radio programming has been the […]

Weather World

On-air meteorologist presents forecast while cameraman films

Penn State’s Weather World is a weekday weather telecast begun in 1957 by Charles Hosler, dean of Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, who sought to provide more accurate weather forecasts for Pennsylvanians. Since its inception, many professional meteorologists have received their initial television experience on Weather World and have gone to provide […]


AccuWeather is a family-owned global commercial weather forecasting company founded and based in Centre County. AccuWeather reaches an estimated 1.5 billion people worldwide through its various services and media partners. More than 1,000 companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks, use its private weather forecasts. The company was established in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers, […]