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Trial and Error

Everyone Talks About the Weather; WFLD Does Something About It

June 11, 2008 1:08 PM

Who isn’t having weird weather these days?

But when six tornadoes approached Northern Illinois last weekend, the Fox-owned TV station WFLD-TV broke into programming seven times and also offered a live chat online during the entire time the station tracked the storm. The weather team chatted live with viewers for several hours Saturday afternoon at http://www.myfoxchicago.com/. During that time about 2,500 people were chatting concurrently.

Not too shabby for live chat on a local TV station.

Here’s an example of what a live station chat looks like.

Fox Weather


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