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Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

It all sounds very familiar. Except now he's saying it to an attorney. And if he's screwing with an attorney, its over. Let us know what kind of deadline you hear about.  (Jun 20, 2012 | post #58)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

Current RFN announcers with over 2 years in the company, please PM me your email address.  (Jun 12, 2012 | post #55)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

All one would have to do is email the link to this forum to the clients. I don't want the demise of the company though. I want it run properly by someone who can bring it to fruition.  (Jun 11, 2012 | post #53)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

Larry needs to do whatever needs to be done. If it means taking on an investor and giving up majority shares. If it means putting the company up as collateral and taking a loan. If it means selling the company outright. Whatever needs to be done to pay those of us who have done the work has to be done. By himself, Larry has failed at this for over eight years now. Countless "big deals" have been close and have without exception failed to be followed through with in the end. We just had somebody come to US and want to give us a large investment and that got screwed up. Eight years of failure. Eight years of promises. Eight years of letting people down again, and again and again. Its obvious to everyone whatever he is doing is not the way to get it done. Why stick with it? The concept is solid. I just started doing forecasts for a webpage in eastern PA. We already have businesses interested in placing ads with us and we don't even have our LLC paperwork back from the state. RFN is the biggest provider of radio forecasts in the country and we can't make any advertising dollars? Its incomprehensible. There is a ton of money to be made. The course of the ship has to be changed to get to it.  (Jun 10, 2012 | post #52)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

We could be on the verge of total collapse. The sad thing is I don't know if that's a bad thing or not. Even sadder, there have been ways out of this that have been refused. Hopefully a resolution can be found. I haven't put 7 years of my life into this to have it wasted.  (Jun 10, 2012 | post #49)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

So I guess RFN is now the number 1 provider of radio forecasts in the nation. And still can't make money. Its almost miraculous.  (Jun 5, 2012 | post #48)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

I have actually been at this longer than Rod. I am owed a lot of money and one way or another I WILL get it. But what benefit would actively causing the company to go out of business be to anyone? I'd really like an explanation on that mentality.  (Mar 13, 2012 | post #44)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

Well one of the more promising emails was sent out. After 6 years of hearing the same thing over and over; only results are going to convince me anything is different this time. However with talk of approaching 500 stations, the sheer volume makes it seem impossible we don't start seeing money.  (Jun 9, 2011 | post #25)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

Check your email  (Jun 7, 2011 | post #24)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

And a glimmer of hope  (Jun 6, 2011 | post #22)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

I want to be clear I want this to work and I believe the concept can work. For God knows what reason Larry, to date, has been unable to make it work and after 7 years I have very serious questions and doubts that he ever can. BUT we do continue to grow and hopefully WeatherBug, The Weather Channel or someone will buy us out. But ass pissed off as I am and as disrespected as I feel I do not, in anyway want to see Larry Usner and RFN go down in flames. That serves no purpose whatsoever to anyone.  (Jun 5, 2011 | post #21)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

Something needs to happen.  (Jun 4, 2011 | post #20)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

2 cents...I am curious about the reputation you spoke of. Email me who you spoke to and what was said. I don't think an open forum is appropriate to discuss it.  (Jun 2, 2011 | post #18)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

I think there is interest in this subject because of what I said in my previous post. The concept is solid. I don't know why every time a major deal seems imminent it fails to be finalized in the 11th hour. I'm just hoping if Larry can't make it work...and maybe he can. But if he can't he'll either sell to or partner with someone who can. I don't understand why Weatherbug doesn't put some cash in. We splatter their name all over the country. We should be paid for that. We've put way too much time and effort into it for it to fail. And I really think legal action would lead to failure. I did consider it and looked seriously into it. In the end, the potential negative outweighs the potential positive. At least at this point and in my opinion.  (Jun 2, 2011 | post #17)

Scott, LA

Radio Forecast Network

I have been working for RFN since 2005 and, unless something has changed, I am the only meteorologist currently on the staff. I have done countless hours of extra work and am considered...I guess...important in doing things like hurricane feeds and technical weather discussions. I have even done live reports with stations during extreme events. Yet when I inquire about the money owed to me...which is very substantial...I am usually ignored or fed the usual lines. So on that front (no pun intended) I agree with a lot, if not most, of the negative things said. In many ways I feel used and disrespected. BUT...two very important things to consider. One, the concept is good. Why after 7 years and exponential growth of clients we can't make any sustainable money is incomprehensible. But that doesn't change the fact that the concept is solid and the hope that one...just one...of the "big deals" will come through. Or someone will buy us out keep me going. Two...and this is epically important...should lawsuits start flying and Larry decides just to claim bankruptcy; then he isn't responsible for anything owed anyone. So if RFN goes down because of lawsuits, all the work and frustration is for naught. To use an old phrase you'd be cutting off your nose to spite your face. And what good would come of that? As for a class action, even if one were filed and we got paid from it, we'd only get a fraction of the money owed to us. I don't know about anyone else but I don't want a fraction or a percentage of my money. I want my money. So people have to do what they have to do. If its quit, quit. If its reduce your work, reduce your work. Lawsuits...at least to me...seem counterproductive. Okay I have rambled on enough.  (Jun 1, 2011 | post #15)

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