Meet The Team Behind 'The Eye On The Sky'

Jan 24, 2019

It's hard to believe, but listeners have been transfixed by the Eye on the Sky weather forecasts on VPR for more than 37 years. It was December 1981 when the partnership between the station and the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium began. Senior Meteorologist Mark Breen shares a behind-the-scenes look at the Eye on the Sky operation.

Mark also provided an update on a voice listeners haven't heard in a while, Steve Maleski.

Steve was diagnosed with cancer and is now recovering while continuing to undergo treatments. He is expected to rejoin the team later this year.

And Mark introduces listeners to the newest member, Christopher Kurdek of Hardwick, who grew up in New Hampshire and says working for the Eye on the Sky is his dream job. 

Broadcast live on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.