Part 2 of my interview with Kory Hartman. See Part 1 notes for info about this episode's background.
Kory Hartman started storm chasing in 1997 and created SevereStudios in 2006. SevereStudios.com has become the leading storm chaser live streaming platform and online source for extreme weather news. Kory coordinates, dispatches, and represents a team of over 60 professional storm chasers who cover severe weather for local television stations and national networks such as The Weather Channel and CNN. Kory and his team chase and cover tornados, floods, blizzards, fires, and every kind of storm, but tornado chasing and forecasting is definitely their specialty. They do this year-round and there is never a dull day on the job.
Kory worked directly for The Weather Channel for almost 2 years before going back to his original love, radio, in 2017 when he purchased Baraboo Broadcasting Corp. BBC includes an AM/FM radio station ("99.7 MAX FM"), an online certificate store ("MAX FM Big Deals"), a low-power television station ("TV43"), two cable channels, a bi-monthly newspaper ("The Express"), and a digital marketing division. Baraboo Broadcasting promotes Wisconsin's vacationland of Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo, Reedsburg, Portage, and Sauk City. They bring awareness to the area's attractions, both natural and man-made, and support local businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools.