Saturday, September 1, 2007

Pete Giddings back in the Bay Area

Meteorologist Pete Giddings has returned to the Bay Area, working as needed at KGO-AM 810, waging a campaign to fight scientific illiteracy and writing a blog. "Now, in my dotage I want to live where I love the weather, both in reality and in forecasting," Giddings writes. Giddings left KGO-TV in 1998 after 30 years as the station's weeknight weather anchor. He then worked in Reno and later Salinas. In the 1970s, Giddings, news anchors Van Amburg and Jerry Jensen and sports anchor John O'Reilly comprised a Channel 7 anchor team known as the KGO Cowboys or Four Horsemen. In promos they wore cowboy hats and rode horses. Their 11 p.m. news frequently had 50 shares or better.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOu didn't mention the best part of his site --- http://www.petegiddingsweather.com/Forecast.html -- pete's doing forecasts online. He sounds like he did when he was on Ch. 7.

Xanax said...

foFUKg Very good blog! Thanks!

mauraO said...

I miss Pete's nightly forecasts SOOO much!
The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who lives on the east coast. I was explaining why we're having record breaking heat here at the moment. She was real quiet for a minute and then said,"How the HELL do you know so much about the freakin' weather? Why would you WANT to know so much?". I then said, "Ahhh, it's all Pete's fault." The I had to explain about Pete. :) :) :)

Maura

MauraO said...

I miss Pete SOOOO much!! Was talking to a friend back East about the record breaking wx here. She asked why I knew so much about weather (well, comparatively speaking). I then had to explain Pete. It was GREAT recounting his forecasts!

:) :)

Thanks Pete!

Maura

burl ives said...

He used to date a girl I knew many years ago. I wondered what happened to Doc Giddings.

Rogerd said...

The guy is most unpleasant. I met him in an elevator in Reno and as I gave up friendly meeting with the bloke another asked a question and he rudely sidestepped with talk of" that local sports team". You can have him, not a nice guy at all. But what do I know, I am just a guy fixing broken things people ride on.