The Buckeye Chuck Show is Thursday, February 2nd!

WMRN Radio Station

Buckeye Chuck is set to poke his head out of his burrow in Marion, Ohio on Groundhog Day, February 2, 2022.

By proclamation of the State of Ohio in 1979, Buckeye Chuck is Ohio’s official weather prognosticating groundhog. This is his 43rd year!

Chuck has been studying weather patterns, jet stream anomalies, computer models, and napping in order to procure Ohio’s most accurate springtime forecast. Buckeye Chuck is preparing to emerge from his personal den, in the woods behind the studios of WMRN Radio in Marion, to deliver Ohio's annual forecast. Not since the creation of the Doppler Radar has any weather-related event been talked about with such anticipation.  Legend says if Buckeye Chuck sees his shadow at sunrise, Ohioans will have to deal with 6 more weeks of winter, so we’ll be hoping for a cloudy morning on Thursday, February 2nd.

Buckeye Chuck will be greeting his fans, and anyone interested, in a LIVE, in-person, celebration at his home, The Studios of AM-1490 WMRN, 1330 N. Main Street in Marion, Ohio on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 7am the 8am. The event will also be LIVE on 1490-AM WMRN Radio, on the FREE iHeart app and on his Official Buckeye Chuck Facebook Page.

It’s an event that every Ohioan will NOT want to miss! At around 7:40 am, Buckeye Chuck will deliver his official forecast for the State of Ohio for the remainder of winter.

Buckeye Chuck’s fans can guess whether Chuck will, or will not, see his shadow, for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card from Shannon Branstetter, Your Modern Woodmen Representative.


This year Buckeye Chuck fans can submit their favorite SPAM Recipe for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card from Pillar Credit Union. SPAM is pork with ham, which is ground hog. Submit a fun and delicious SPAM Recipe!


Buckeye Chuck is also asking you to support the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry by bringing a donation of cash or non-perishable food, valued over $5, to the event on February 2nd and the first 100 who donate, will receive a Hessler’s Screen Printing and More “I Heart Buckeye Chuck” T-Shirt, while supplies last!