Bud Kraehling provided weather forecasts at WCCO-TV for almost fifty years. Starting at the station in 1946, Bud did everything from weather to announcing, hosting parade coverage, to anything else that came up in the golden days of TV. Famously paired with Dave Moore for almost thirty years, Bud was known for his dry wit and distinct voice. In this extended interview, Bud discusses the early days of WCCO, working with Dave Moore, the changes in TV, salaries, and life after 50 years of television.
A proud 94 year old (Bud provided this interview on his birthday), Bud is still performing his live show with is wife Shirley "The Weatherman and the Singing Lade" across town, volunteering, and traveling.
At 94 it doesn't look like Bud is slowing down yet.
Photography by Danny Henry, recorded at the Museum of Broadcasting, St. Louis Park