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Employment History


  • Conrad Weiser High school
  • Journalism/Broadcasting degree
    Penn College
  • associates degree
    Penn College
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Jim brings over 35 years of broadcasting experience to FOX43 News at Ten.
He was born in Ephrata and grew up locally in Lancaster and Berks Counties and graduated from Conrad Weiser High school
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Jim began his career as a Top 40 radio disk jockey in 1971 and was "up and down the radio dial" in Central PA, Cleveland and Philadelphia until he made the break into television in Harrisburg in 1982.
He's been our main broadcast meteorologist since 1995 and delivers the FOX43 Next 24 hour, Hour by Hour and Where You Live forecasts -plus 3day and 7day FoxFuturecast, 10day Long Ranger and 3Degree Guarantee weeknights on FOX43 News at Ten.
Jim has a Journalism/Broadcasting degree from Penn College in Williamsport and a certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
He is an avid golfer. His all time favorite public course is Galen Hall G.C. in Berks County and favorite local private club is the Country Club of Harrisburg. Jim also enjoys boating on the Chesapeake and is an American Flyer "S" gauge toy train collector and enthusiast. You can also hear his voice on local, regional and national radio and tv commercials - many of which are recorded at his home audio facility...Studio7.
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Reflecting on Jim Buchanan's ..., 21 Oct 2012 [cached]
Reflecting on Jim Buchanan's tenure at Fox 43
It was the summer of 1995 when I walked to my mailbox at WROZ-FM 101.3 "The Rose," where I was a part-time on-air personality, and found a memo from Jim Buchanan.
Buchanan, the morning on-air personality and program director for WROZ and WLPA-AM 1490, wrote a note to the staff at the stations letting them know it was his dream to be a weatherman for a TV station, and WPMT-TV Fox 43 was giving him that opportunity.
Since that time, I've often thought of that memo when I turn on the 10 p.m. news on Fox 43.
There was Buchanan, my former boss, delivering very accurate weather information. In fact, my brother believed Buchanan's weather reports were the most accurate of any local meteorologist.
I learned Tuesday that Buchanan is no longer at Fox 43, where he worked from 1995 until Sept. 26 of this year.
Buchanan had also been the main weather anchor at WHP-TV CBS21 (1985-1991) and a weekend weathercaster at WHTM-TV ABC27 (1983-1985). He also had 15 years of on-air radio and programming experience in Philadelphia and Cleveland.
In this market, he worked for such stations as WKBO-AM, WQXA-FM 105.7 "Q106" and WROZ.
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