George Sheldon has had a tremendous career spanning a total of 34 years originally from the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market got his start at WQAM (Florida`s first radio station) in 1984 while @ WQAM he was their weekend overnight personality until the end of 1987 George from that point went onto WAFC AM/FM in Clewiston, Florida as Assistant Program Director and Music Director then six months later in 1988 Returning to Fort Lauderdale to work for WJQY FM (Joy 107 FM) as their mid-day personality and music director and stayed with them until their sign off (format change and call letter change) to a Spanish AC format in the fall of 1994.
George also got his start in traffic reporting in South Florida with Metro Traffic Control which later became Metro Networks then later became owned by Westwood One Radio Networks in 1988 now owned by Clear Channel/ Total Traffic Networks. He was employed with them until late 1997. George flew airborne traffic for WIOD, WINZ, WEDR, WJQY, WMCU, WRBD, WWNN,WJNO & fill in traffic reporter for WTVJ TV & WSVN TV- then later a studio anchor for several South Florida radio stations then in October 1997 he was forced out by a budget cut.
After that George moved to Asheville, North Carolina to serve out his 2 year non-compete and worked for 'Clear Channel Communications' WKSF (99.9 Kiss Country and WWNC AM 570) He stayed with them from 1997-2000 then in 2000 became a substitute teacher in the North Carolina state public school system for Buncombe County Public Schools, and Yancey County Public Schools. George Left Teaching in May 2012 due to health reasons.
In 2003 George was offered to come back to South Florida to join known traffic vet Joe Brennan as his assistant director of operations and traffic reporter for Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network. That position started December 20th 2004 and lasted until March 6th 2007. He did traffic in the studio for 20 South Florida radio stations from Vero Beach to Key West and voice tracked other market’s such as Savannah, Ga, Macon, GA and markets up and down the eastern seaboard. George had inside knowledge that CC was going to start laying people off because of Clear Channels merger with Bain Capital partners and laid off 7% of their workforce which was around 1,850 between 2007-2009. Because of philosophical programming changes with George’s traffic reporting gig. George was one to go. While in South Florida he taught @ Connecticut School of Broadcasting and Pine Crest School.
George returned to the Asheville, NC in 2007 with the idea of starting traffic reporting for a TV station that has never done traffic before and that station was WLOS-TV CH-13 owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. George was with them from April 7th 2008 till January 31st 2013 when George announced that he was leaving the station for health reasons.
George is also a member of the American Meteorological Society since May 2008 as following the weather is a hobby for George. George forecasts weather using Hootsuite which forwards to several social-media outlets. Also George is a forecaster for the Siouxland Severe Weather Network & South Florida Weather Alerts. George's specialty is hurricanes.
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