Talk Radio Network Entertainment has added Dr. Bill Wattenburg to TRN-E’s Weekend lineup. “The Bill Wattenburg Show” will begin airing Sunday 1/22 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. PT.
It’s mostly an open-line listener-driven call-in show, where he answers questions ranging from fixing cars to physics, and everything in between. His combination of experiences and scientific background gives him a great wealth of knowledge that he applies to entertain and inform his audience.
Wattenburg is both a nationally known radio host and an accomplished scientist. He’s a senior research scientist at the Research Foundation, California State University, Chico; and a scientific consultant for the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and many other institutions. He is a former nuclear weapons designer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; a former member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; and a former UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering. He was co-founder of Berkeley Scientific Laboratories with Dr. Donald Glaser (Nobel Prize, Physics, 1960).
He also personally developed a method to measure explosive yields for underground nuclear tests. He is credited with stopping the waste of blood collected at blood banks. He fixed the BART train control system for the State of California. He improved the security of magnetic strips on bankcards. He developed the plan for extinguishing oil well fires in Kuwait, and other humanitarian and practical applications of science.