The thermostat gets turned up on the DCI Summer Tour this week as corps invade the baked earth of the Lone Star State. Texas is known for its weather extremes and, as we hear in today's Field Pass, more than ever before DCI is ready for whatever the forces of nature throw at us. Dan Potter talks with Dr. Kevin Kloesel, meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma's Office of Emergency Preparedness and DCI executive director Dan Acheson.
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Drum Major of the Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 1979-1981, Dan was also on the staff of the Glassmen and has taught or consulted high school marching bands in Indiana, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Dan is the host of the "KRMG Morning News with Dan Potter" in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been a news anchor, radio personality and manager of newsrooms for 35 years. He is the recipient of numerous broadcast journalism awards including the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Medium Market Personality of the Year. He's also won the prestigious Radio-Television News Directors Association's Edward R. Murrow award for best radio newscast in the U.S. (2000) and the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism (2004). In fact, he's the only American radio journalist ever to win all three of those awards.