Jay Donovan retires after nearly 50 years in broadcasting

Jay Donovan retires
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 4:51 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - With nearly 50 years of broadcasting on his resume, local radio DJ and former WWNY meteorologist Jay Donovan has retired.

In the 90s and early 2000s, Donovan forecasted the weather at channel 7, working in front of the green screen, tracking everything from thunderstorms, to beautiful sunny, summer days, to wicked lake effect snowstorms on our 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Donovan also spent years on local morning radio at 790 WTNY AM and later on Z93 FM.

A recent health issue has now forced Jay to retire from broadcasting.

In a statement, Donovan said: “With a personal goal of 50 years in broadcasting, I didn’t quite make it and it’s time to hang up the headphones for good. It has been a pleasure serving the north country for 48 years. It is important for me to let everyone know it meant the world to me.”