I'm John Basham a Consulting Meteorologist and The President of Texans For Government Transparency.

John Basham's Bio:

John Basham is an Expert Meteorologist with over fifteen years of experience in this Broadcast, Research, Consulting, and Operational Meteorology. He is skilled in analyzing and preparing weather forecasts with an emphasis on graphical processing for ease of customer use. John possess outstanding communications and interactive abilities including oral, written, and graphical presentation styles. He is comfortable in a fast-paced weather environment that requires rapid updates of information to clients. He is an expert and extremely reliable when handling a team of people, making sure the focus remains on the task at hand while conveying a positive working environment. In addition to John Basham's expertise in meteorology he is also a skilled software developer with experience in both web and computer based software solutions. John continues to extend his skill set and is currently developing new computer algorithms for use with the Weather Research Forecast model (WRF). These algorithms will better detect and forecast meso and micro scale environments where Tornadoes will form hours before they are developed. John's hope is that these algorithms can be deployed in the near future to give better and more accurate Tornado Warnings. John also serves as a Combat Medic in the United States Army as well as a Reserve Police Officer in Texas.

John Basham's Experience:

  • Project Director at The Storm Spotter Project

    I get the privilege to work on a new "real-time" severe weather alerting project like nothing that has ever been seen before. This project will allow for the warning of significant severe weather threats to the entire public as they happen and often before a warning can even be issued.

  • President / Senior Meteorologist at Storm Spotter Live

    Direct day to day meteorological operations, budgeting, billing, advertising, client relations, broadcast services, and new product development.

  • Combat Medic / US Army Medical Center & School at US Army

    Ft. Sam Houston, Texas - Combat Medic / HCS Academy at U.S. Army Medical Center & School HHC 3/ 144th Medical Platoon BAS - Fort Worth TXARNG

  • Weather Solutions / IT / Web Developer at Always 24 x 7, LLC

  • Chief Meteorologist (On Camera) at KXXV-TV / KRHD-TV (ABC)

  • Program Director / Morning Air Talent at KCKR-FM / KWTX-AM Clear Channel Radio

    One of Gavin Magazine's Top 5 Program Directors of The Year (Country Radio)

  • Owner at The Grape - Bistro

    Wine bar bistro for upscale clients.

  • Chief Meteorologist (On Camera) at KXXV-TV / KRHD-TV (ABC)

  • Meteorologist (On Camera) at KFDX-TV (NBC)

  • Chief Meteorologist (On Camera) at KTEN-TV (NBC)

    Coverage area from Dennison/Sherman to Paris and North to Ada.

  • Chief Forecaster (Drive Time) at KUII-AM / KGBS-AM (CNN Radio)

  • Satellite Program Operator / Weather Reporter at USA Radio Nework

  • Air Talent / Programming Assistant at KAFM/KAAM/Bonneville

  • President at Texans For Government Transparency

    Board President, Texans for Government Transparency is a non-profit, non-partisan, human rights organization focused on bringing transparency and accountability to government, while protecting the privacy and civil rights of the citizens of Texas.

  • Project Director / Senior Meteorologist at The Storm Spotter Project

    I get the privilege to work on a new "real-time" severe weather alerting project like nothing that has ever been seen before. This project will allow for the warning of significant severe weather threats to the entire public as they happen and often before a warning can even be issued.

  • President / Senior Meteorologist at Storm Spotter Live

    John specialized in climatology, severe, tropical, aviation, and meso-scale meteorology. Further expertise includes broadcast meteorology, transportation route forecasting, energy weather, marine and coastal weather, winter storms, hurricanes, hail, tornadoes, and flood forecasting. Highly regarded in areas including Doppler radar signature analysis, tornado forecasting, hail forecasting, straight line wind event forecasting, fog and visibility forecasting, and the effect of weather and climate on business and governmental activities. Further areas include numerical weather prediction, remote sensing analysis, as well as drought and flood forecasting. Continuing to develop new numerical weather prediction algorithms in conjunction with the WRF model to better forecast significant severe weather events at greater detail with longer forecast lead-time. Direct day to day meteorological operations, budgeting, billing, advertising, client relations, broadcast services, and new product development.

  • Army Combat Medic at United States Army Medical Battalion

    - United States Army Medical Center and School - Ft. Sam Houston, Texas - TXARNG HHC 3/144th Inf Medical Platoon BAS - Ft. Worth, Texas Provide medical treatment to wounded soldiers. Typically responsible for the healthcare needs of 40 or 50 Soldiers in a combat arms (infantry, field artillery or engineer) units. Conducted formal sick call for soldiers and spent significant time daily talking to and monitoring those Soldiers.Performed at every stage of medical treatment in a combat zones and clinical settings. Initiated medical treatment at the accident or injury location, maintained medical treatment during evacuation to healthcare facilities, and provided medical treatment in the medical facilities. Worked alongside Army PAs, or doctors under their respective jurisdiction and licensure. Administered immunizations, collected bodily fluid samples for lab analysis, obtained vitals and initial information from patients/casualties, treated trauma patients, sutured, and served as surgical assist. Mainly worked in the absence of PA's and Doctors. While in field medical units like aid stations, forward surgical teams, and the Triage/EMT (ER) section of a CSH, provided almost all of the medical treatment. Worked as the senior enlisted person in a clinical setting, as well as the Acting Platoon Sergeant of a medical platoon in field units. Performed daily, monthly, and annual training for soldiers to better help them in assisting with the treatment of fellow wounded or injured soldiers.

  • Candidate for Board of Directors - May 2013 at Tarrant Regional Water District

    With over 46,000 votes cast I lost this race in the recount by 80 votes. Ran for a place on the Tarrant Regional Water District Board of Directors.

  • Software Developer / Senior Design Team Leader at Always 24 x 7, LLC

    John was responsible for oversight, operation, and development of Information Technology related web solutions for clients of all sizes. This including program layout, integration, application and data architecture interfacing per client needs. The day-to-day support of all employees implementing the client projects both from a user interface design to back end architecture and program/data integration into the planned technology. Extensive knowledge in PHP, MySQL, Program Architecture security, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, XHTML, CSS, budget management, employee management, marketing, client support, Search Engine Optimization, and emerging technologies.

  • Chief Meteorologist at KXXV-TV / KRHD-TV (ABC)

    Responsible for managing weather staff of meteorologists and storms chasers. Created forecasts from raw weather data for two different viewing areas and made graphic representations of those forecasts. Updated and kept current forecast information on our 24 hour a day local weather channel on Time Warner cable with real time forecasts. Was the pivotal member of the team during severe weather events directing all station assets for wall-to-wall severe coverage on the local weather channel and breaking weather news on the main over the air channels. Regularly visited schools to teach kids about weather and meteorology as well as weather safety. Regular guest lecturer at Baylor University's Earth Science department.

  • Program Director / Morning Air Talent at KCKR-FM / KWTX-AM Clear Channel Radio

    Voted One of Gavin Magazine's Top 5 Program Directors (Country Radio) Check completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with FCC rules and regulations, and resolve program log inaccuracies. Confer with directors and production staff to discuss issues such as production and casting problems, budgets, policies, and news coverage. Coordinate activities between departments, such as news and programming. Develop promotions for current programs and specials.Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast news, sports, or programming. Complete quarterly budgeting including, staffing, capital expenditures, and revenue enhancement. Increased ratings by over 35% in key demographics. Increased revenue opportunities by 40%.

  • Owner / General Manager at The Grape - Bistro

    Upscale Wine Bar Bistro. Ensured compliance with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission & Texas Health Department. Oversaw, ordering and tracking all of the food, supplies, equipment and other inventories needed. It also consists of maintaining the building and equipment (inside and outside), the parking lot and any other property of the business. Other duties included hiring, training, directing, scheduling and dismissing employees. Overseeing the finances, promotions and goals of the business. Set cost benefit ratio to retain a successful business.

  • Chief Meteorologist at KXXV-TV / KRHD-TV (ABC)

    Responsible for managing weather staff of meteorologists and storms chasers. Created forecasts from raw weather data for two different viewing areas and made graphic representations of those forecasts. Instrumental in launching our own 24 hour a day local weather channel on Time Warner cable with real time forecasts. Was the pivotal member of the team during severe weather events directing all station assets for wall-to-wall severe coverage on the local weather channel and breaking weather news on the main over the air channels. Regularly visited schools to teach kids about weather and meteorology as well as weather safety. Regular guest lecturer at Baylor University's Earth Science department.

  • Meteorologist at KFDX-TV (NBC)

    Served as on-camera meteorologist for weekday morning and noon weather-casts. Served in a dual role as the stations Warning Coordination Meteorologist (Severe Weather & Doppler Radar Expert) during severe weather outbreaks. Made regular visits to local schools to teach children about weather, meteorology, and weather safety.

  • Chief Meteorologist at KTEN-TV (NBC)

    Responsible for managing weather staff of meteorologists and weather observation volunteers. Created forecasts from raw weather data for large viewing area. Created graphic representations of those forecasts using Photoshop & Kavouras weather computer. Instrumental in growing ratings with increased severe weather coverage and addition of Doppler radar technology. Anchored wall-to-wall severe weather coverage and breaking weather news. Implemented early web-site weather information & forecasts. Regularly visited schools to teach kids about weather and meteorology as well as weather safety. Regular guest lecturer at Baylor University's Earth Science department.

  • Chief Forecaster (Drive Time) at KUII-AM / KGBS-AM (CNN Radio)

    Served as as staff Chief Forecaster overseeing all weather operations of day to day weather-casts on a 24 hour news radio format. Performed all severe weather coverage on-air and with CNN Radio for network stations across the Southern United States.

  • Satellite Program Operator / Weather Reporter at USA Radio Nework

    Manage all satellite feeds to the thousands of affiliate stations around the world. Primary duty was to make sure newscast and programming personnel were on-time and ready to broadcast live when we hit the time marks where stations expected their feeds.

  • Assistant Program Director / Air Talent at KAFM/KAAM/Bonneville

    Air talent also serving as Assistant Program Director in charge of scheduling all music for airplay on KAAM-AM. Worked closely with air-staff, sales, and promotions to execute new streams of recurring non-traditional revenue.

John Basham's Education:

  • United States Army Medical Center & School

    Combat Medic
  • Wharton College

    Criminal Justice - Peace Officer
    Concentration: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Castleberry High School

  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

    Hydrometeorlogical Technition
    Concentration: Geosciences / Meteorology

John Basham's Interests & Activities:

Family, Meteorology, Storm Chasing, Computer Programming, Spending time at the Lake, Hunting, Politics, and Entrepreneurship.