Fritz Wetherbee, host of WMUR’s “Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire,” part of New Hampshire Chronicle, was named the 2013 Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. The award was presented at the Association’s Annual Granite Mikes awards night on Thursday, October 17th at the Manchester Country Club.
Wetherbee began his career while serving in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. He placed third out of forty four acts in the All-Army Entertainment Contest. He also appeared in a piece on the Ed Sullivan Show with some of his fellow soldiers.
Wetherbee’s career path included: sales, reporter and photographer for the Monadnock Ledger, filmmaker and cinematographer for New Hampshire Public Television, general manager and news director for 1050-AM WSCV and 92.1-FM WSLE, teaching Theatre Production at Nathaniel Hawthorne College, media instructor at Keene State College, contributing reporter to New Hampshire Public Radio’s All Things Considered, creative director for the advertising agency Pitteway and Partners, reporter for WGBH-TV and host, writer and producer for New Hampshire Public Television’s New Hampshire Crossroads.
In the year 2000, Wetherbee began hosting “Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire,” telling stories about Granite State history and has taken his best stories and put them into eight different books. The last book in the series, Milestone, achieved his goal of putting one thousand stories about New Hampshire into print.