Ric Kearbey Online Weather Network

$13,425 of $12,500 goal

Raised by 518 people in 38 months
Since losing my TV job in Springfield, IL, I've been absolutely touched and moved by the love and support of central Illinois viewers.  So much, that I've taken to heart the requests of thousands to start my own weather network. 

With your support, I'm going to give my most sincere effort to start an on-line weather network for central Illinois. I'll have a webpage designed. I'll get computers and a graphics system. I'll subscribe to weather data firms. I'll even try to set up a green screen to give you some weather video like you see on TV. I'll have some working capital to devote time to the project. I'll send every update I do for you to Facebook and Twitter because I know so many of you turn there instead of the television when weather threatens. I also try to be there for you as much as possible to personally talk you through the storms in the middle of the night.

I'll likely have to work another job as well and possibly even move, but just like I've done for the TV station, I can be there for you during the most risky times, no matter where I am. Who knows, you may help me build a ground breaking business of social media weather for the entire country...all started for the 217. On the social media side, I'll continue to make you smile and try to inspire with Late Night LOLs and Sunday Morning Churches, as well as Three Things You Want To Know. I'll also continue to support our local community.

Thank you to the thousands of you who have brought me this idea. I'll seek advertising for the sight and always try to partner with our locally owned businesses first.

The more we raise, the more technology I can acquire for us. If we raise only a little, we will still do some very cool things you'll love.

It's up to you now. You want to do this? I'm in if you're in. 

Ric ツ
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Linda Kimbrel
37 months ago
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There are a couple "one man" weather sites on Facebook targeting mainly Illinois, but I don't believe those sites have the 'personality" presence you have. I actually have no idea who is the principal operator(s) for them. Should give you an edge, you have a devoted following just waiting for you to do anything, you won't have to drum up eyeballs from scratch. Good luck with the venture. Btw, I see you are already nearly halfway to goal your first day. Says something right there.

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Briana
5 months ago

gofundme.com/invest-in-a-company

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Mark
5 months ago

looking for people who can help me raise awareness and support for people with seizures i would like to start a campaign to show we are not alone

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Christopher Burkett
37 months ago

I am a 15 year Computer Technician let me know if you need me to build the computer systems and take care of your basic networking.. Contact me : cjbcomputerrepair@gmail.com

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Cindy Blair
37 months ago

Good luck Ric I use a similar site like you are talking about called John Dee he is a metorologist who gives snow reports in the upper peninsula of Michigan you might check it out.

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Eren Williams
37 months ago

Love from Jacksonville ! :)

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Tiffany Young
37 months ago

I don't have the money to be able to donate right now but I am def. sharing this hoping to help I think this is beyond a great idea and though I do still follow WICS I am getting better and quicker weather reports from you!!! and how can we not love the rain dances........... :D

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Shannon Workman
37 months ago

See I told ya that we #loveourRictv

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John Lowe
37 months ago

Also interested in advertising...

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Tobi Haldeman
37 months ago

Please keep us posted about advertising on your NEW SITE! =)

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Jake Leonard
37 months ago

Go Ric Go!

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There are a couple "one man" weather sites on Facebook targeting mainly Illinois, but I don't believe those sites have the 'personality" presence you have. I actually have no idea who is the principal operator(s) for them. Should give you an edge, you have a devoted following just waiting for you to do anything, you won't have to drum up eyeballs from scratch. Good luck with the venture. Btw, I see you are already nearly halfway to goal your first day. Says something right there.

+ Read More
Briana
5 months ago

gofundme.com/invest-in-a-company

+ Read More
Mark
5 months ago

looking for people who can help me raise awareness and support for people with seizures i would like to start a campaign to show we are not alone

+ Read More
Christopher Burkett
37 months ago

I am a 15 year Computer Technician let me know if you need me to build the computer systems and take care of your basic networking.. Contact me : cjbcomputerrepair@gmail.com

+ Read More
Cindy Blair
37 months ago

Good luck Ric I use a similar site like you are talking about called John Dee he is a metorologist who gives snow reports in the upper peninsula of Michigan you might check it out.

+ Read More
Eren Williams
37 months ago

Love from Jacksonville ! :)

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Tiffany Young
37 months ago

I don't have the money to be able to donate right now but I am def. sharing this hoping to help I think this is beyond a great idea and though I do still follow WICS I am getting better and quicker weather reports from you!!! and how can we not love the rain dances........... :D

+ Read More
Shannon Workman
37 months ago

See I told ya that we #loveourRictv

+ Read More
John Lowe
37 months ago

Also interested in advertising...

+ Read More
Tobi Haldeman
37 months ago

Please keep us posted about advertising on your NEW SITE! =)

+ Read More
Jake Leonard
37 months ago

Go Ric Go!

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