Former Mount Washington Radio Owner Skip Sherman (left) sits with long time Morning Weather Show Observer Briggs Bunker (right). ~ Photo Courtesy of Karen Williams

NORTH CONWAY, NH – After over 40 years a Mount Washington Valley legend has passed the weather vane.

This Morning (Monday) WMWV local weather observer Briggs Bunker gave his last weather rating for the day.

The home weather rating has been a Valley tradition since 1959, where a local weather observer talks live on air about the local weather and then rates the day on a scale of 5 cents to 50 cents.

After his final rating Briggs passed on his weatherly duties to winter weather observer Ed Bergeron.

You can listen to Briggs’ final rating sponsored by Reliable Oil and Propane and the live passing of the weather observer torch below.



New Morning Weather Show observer Ed Bergeron stands next to WMWV Morning Show host Roy Prescott during the “passing of the weather show torch” Monday Morning in the WMWV Studios. ~ Photo Courtesy of Christian Mower

Bergeron is no stranger to the morning weather show, he has been reporting and rating the weather on the Morning weather show during the winter months for Briggs for the past several years.

Briggs has been observing and reporting the weather on 93.5 WMWV since 1973, taking over the roll from AMC Hut system founder Joe Dodge.

Originally called the White Mountain Bank Home Weather Rating for the day, the program was hosted by Joe Dodge. Listeners could even get their own White Mountain Bank Home weather rating piggy banks to keep their weather rating change in.

In his final weather rating Briggs gave the day a 50 cent rating, a perfect day. Morning Show host Roy Prescott upped it to $1 in honor of the 44 wonderful years Briggs has been on the air giving us the days weather.

Congratulations Christine Smith of Center Conway!


Christine has won a romantic time for two courtesy of 93.5 WMWV and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation


What Did She Win?

1 night stay for 2 at the Whitney’s Inn

Dinner for 2 at the Shovel Handle Pub in Jackson


2 Learn to ski passes at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation


Flowers from Dutch Blumen Winkle


Some sweet treats from Autumn Nomad


Mount Washington Radios WMWV is celebrating 50 years being on the dial at 93.5fm. On June 22rd in 1967 at 2:08pm an official Telegram was received confirming that North Country Radio Inc. was granted the authority to broadcast at 93.5 megahertz under the call letter WBNC. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion Mount Washington Radio hosted an open house till 5pm today. The station invited the public to come celebrate, enjoy light refreshments, and share stories about WMWV live on air. Below you can listen to some of those stories.







Left Picture: Former 93.5 WMWV owner Skip Sherman sitting next to Morning Weather Show local weather oberserver Briggs Bunker

Right Picture: Former 93.5 WMWV owners Skip Sherman and Ron Frizzell along side current 93.5 WMWV owner Greg Frizzell.

Roy speaking with George Cleveland and Chris Lewey.

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Roy speaking with Tom Eastman from the Conway Daily Sun.

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Roy speaking with former 93.5fm Sports Talk Show Host John Carey

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Roy speaking with Kimball Packard

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Roy speaks with A.O. and Chet Lucy

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