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Imi Loa helped lead change in local weather segments

By A.J. McWhorter

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 11, 2014

~~<p>Covering the weather in TV news has changed greatly since the 1970s. Instead of news anchorpersons doing brief one-minute weather segments, there are now several weather forecasters at each news station.</p>
<p>Weather has become an important segment that will likely continue to be a fixture in future newscasts. In 1972, KHVH (now KITV) introduced a 6 1&frasl;2-inch doll that never spoke to help forecast the weather. This month we look back at Imi Loa, a popular weather forecaster that may have changed the course of weather presentation.</p>
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Covering the weather in TV news has changed greatly since the 1970s. Instead of news anchorpersons doing brief one-minute weather segments, there are now several weather forecasters at each news station.

Weather has become an important segment that will likely continue to be a fixture in future newscasts. In 1972, KHVH (now KITV) introduced a 6 1⁄2-inch doll that never spoke to help forecast the weather. This month we look back at Imi Loa, a popular weather forecaster that may have changed the course of weather presentation. Login for more...



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