Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Longest career as a weather forecaster: Peter Coade breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
HALIFAX, Canada -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Peter Coade, 70, marked 50 years as a meteorologist in June, 2013; he has broken the Guinness World Records' record for the longest career as a weather forecaster, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Meteorologist Peter Coade has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a weather forecaster. (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness World Records' record for the longest career as a weather forecaster was 48 years, 2 months and 27 days, and was achieved by Dave Devall (Canada) at CTV Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 7 January 1961 to his retirement on 3 April 2009.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest interactive weather report; it was achieved by The Weather Channel (Australia) with 502 submissions forming one interactive weather report in Australia, on 18 August 2010. The submissions were made at 502 schools across Australia. The Weather Channel event was called "The BIG Report".
The previous Guinness World Record for the longest career as a weather forecaster was 48 years, two months, 27 days, recorded by Dave Devall (Canada) at CTV Toronto from Jan. 7, 1961, to his retirement on April 3, 2009, the release said.
"I'm thrilled to receive this honour," said Coade, in the release. "I've had a very rewarding career in broadcast media and meteorology. I couldn't be happier. I began my career in the black and white days of CBC and anticipate ending it with CBC."
Coade started working for the federal government's weather service in 1962 and later took a job with CBC television.
He later moved on to Halifax-based ATV, which is now CTV, where he worked for more than 15 years.
He then re-joined the CBC in September 2007 and is currently CBC Radio One's morning meteorologist.
The 70-year-old Coade is still keeping his record going. He can be heard Monday to Friday on CBC Radio One on six morning shows in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
"Peter is a mainstay in weather forecasting and trusted by audiences throughout the Maritimes," said Andrew Cochran, senior managing director, Atlantic Canada, for CBC English services, in the release.
"We're very happy for him and wish him our heartiest congratulations on this World Record achievement."
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