George Sheldon has had a tremendous career spanning a total of 35 years originally from the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market where he got his start at WQAM (Florida`s first radio station) in 1984 while @ WQAM he was their weekend overnight personality until the end of 1987 George from that point went onto WAFC AM/FM in Clewiston, Florida as Assistant Program Director and Music Director then six months later in 1988 Returning to Fort Lauderdale to work for WJQY FM (Joy 107 FM) as their mid-day personality and music director and stayed with them until their sign off (format change and call letter change) to a Spanish AC format in October of 1994.
George also got his start in traffic reporting in February 1988 with Metro Traffic Control which later became Metro Networks then later became owned by Westwood One Radio Networks now owned by I-Heart-Media/Total Traffic Networks. George flew airborne traffic for WIOD, WINZ, WEDR, WJQY, WMCU, WLRN, WTMI, WRBD, WWNN, WJNO & fill in traffic reporter for WTVJ TV & WSVN TV- then later a studio anchor for several South Florida radio stations then in October 1997 he was forced out by a budget cut.
After that George moved to the Asheville/Greenville/Spartanburg market to serve out his 2 year non-compete and worked for ‘Clear Channel Communications’ WKSF(99.9 Kiss Country and WWNC AM 570) He stayed with them from 1997-2003 Also in 2000 became a substitute teacher in the North Carolina state public school system for Buncombe County Public Schools, and Yancey County Public Schools. George Left Teaching in May 2012 due to health reasons.
In 2003 George was offered to come back to his hometown Miami/Fort Lauderdale to serve as studio-Anchor and Assistant director of Operations for Clear Channel’s Miami/Florida Keys/West Palm Beach/and Treasure Coast (Total Traffic Network branded stations) That position started December 20th 2003 and lasted until March 6th 2007. He did traffic in the studio for 20 South Florida radio stations from Vero Beach to Key West and voice tracked other market’s such as Savannah, Ga, Macon, GA and markets up and down the eastern seaboard. George had inside knowledge that CC was going to start laying people off because of Clear Channels merger with Bain Capital partners and laid off 7% of their workforce which was around 1,850 between 2007-2009. Because of philosophical programming changes with George’s traffic reporting gig. George was one to go. While in South Florida he taught @ Connecticut School of Broadcasting and Pine Crest School.
George returned to the Asheville/Greenville/Spartanburg market in June of 2007 with the idea of starting traffic reporting for a TV station that had never done traffic before and that station was WLOS-TV CH-13 owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. George was with them from December 2007 till January 31st 2013 when George announced his retirement from broadcasting due to severe health reasons.
In May of 2008 George joined and became a certified member of the American Meteorological Society also certified at spotternetwork.org & a certified storm spotter with NOAA. George keeps a social-media network of thousands as he is a advocate for climate change/global warming. George is always looking for friends whom are wanting to get the word out the climate change is real and is happening. George utilizes hootsuite/wordpress to reach to several social media platforms while keeping up ‘3’ forecasting pages on Facebook. Weather forecasting is George’s passion along with television and radio broadcasting of the 21st century