1969. That’s when Tom Wills joined WAVE-TV to talk about the weather. He’s been doing it ever since.
Wills will retire in July after 40 years of weathercasting. He’s been on air longer than any other local media personality.
Wills’ retirement will bring back plenty of memories for media watchers, and especially those who have come to depend on his reassuring voice during weather emergencies.
“I think Tom was the first sealed meteorologist to do local TV in the country, he’s an absolute original pioneer,” said WAVE General Manager Steve Langford. “He’s generally considered the best scientist in the market. I’m hoping we can work out having him fill in around here on vacations and have him attached to the station in some way.”
Wills is also well-known as an instructor in meteorology at the University of Louisville.
WAVE’s weather team includes John Belski, Kevin Harned, Andy Weingarten and Angie Glotzbach.