By Jennifer Kocher, Cowboy State Daily
Formalizing the partnership that Cowboy State Daily has had with Wyoming’s preeminent meteorologist for more than two years, the news organization announced on Tuesday an exclusive three-year contract with Don Day.
For nearly 30 years, Day has provided his daily weather forecasts to more than 70 radio stations in Wyoming surrounding states.
This contract, however, ensures that the DayWeather podcast can only be accessed from one news organization, Cowboy State Daily. The podcast is available every weekday morning in the Cowboy State Daily newsletter and on Cowboy State Daily’s YouTube channel.
Jimmy Orr, editor of Cowboy State Daily, said the signing was significant because of how much Day signifies and represents Wyoming.
“There are only two voices in Wyoming which are known by literally everyone. That’s Don Day and Wyoming Cowboys announcer Dave Walsh,” Orr said.
“For decades Day has provided the most interesting, in-depth, and fascinating weather reports,” he said, “He goes so far beyond typical weather forecasters as he takes the time to explain weather phenomena and why things happen in the weather world.”
“No one is better than Don Day,” he said. “Everybody knows that and we are thrilled to keep Day home here at Cowboy State Daily.”
Day said he was pleased to continue to working with Cowboy State Daily on an exclusive basis.
“DayWeather is excited about this partnership with Cowboy State Daily,” Day said. “I have been impressed with the rapid growth of Cowboy State Daily and their laser focus on all things Wyoming.”
“Cowboy State Daily is a great vehicle to communicate important and timely weather information to Wyoming residents who have to constantly navigate the whims of Wyoming weather,” he said.
Besides providing meteorological reports to Wyoming and the surrounding areas, Day is also a meteorological advisor to many clients including famed illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine, Red Bull Stratos Sky Diver Felix Baumgartner, the aerospace industry and others.