Brian Douglas Fills Time 'Storm Chasing' Between Gigs
May 18, 2010 at 6:40 AM (PT)
With 21 years of radio and TV under his belt, BRIAN (DOUGLAS) SPIEKER -- last at SMAHH COMMUNICATIONS Talker WZFG-A/FARGO during the 2009 RED RIVER VALLEY floods before being laid off -- he relocated to TUCSON to pursue a VO career. Finding that didn't fully pay the bills, he's turned his parttime hobby into his temporary fulltime passion -- storm chasing.
DOUGLAS told ALL ACCESS, "I still want to get back to radio fulltime, and this spring has been the wildest I have seen in my 12 years of being a certified chaser, I see the reaction of the citizens in the communities, and it makes me want to contribute more to the science of meteorology through radio."
Meanwhile, BRIAN is currently is studying to become a FEMA certified emergency manager, as part of his additional storm chasing knowledge, and hopes someday to use that training to contribute his experience to improving the EAS system or other public warning systems, including increasing warning times to the public in emergencies.