Jeff Roper

Jeff Roper

When Jeff isn’t preparing the weekend First Alert Forecast, he is disguised as the Program Director & Morning Host on Idaho’s #1 Country 99 KUPI-FM. Weekdays from 5-10am Jeff wakes up Eastern Idaho on 99.1 in IF, 99.5 in Pocatello, 99.9 in West Yellowstone and 107 in Jackson, Wyo.

A two-time Country Music Association Personality of the Year Award winner, and recognized by Billboard magazine as one of the top morning radio personalities in America, Jeff is a highly recognized major market programmer and on-air personality. From #1 stations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and now Idaho, Jeff has also been heard nationally on the Iheartradio network of stations and K-LOVE Christian radio.

He also has 23 years in television as a news and weather anchor, reporter, producer and talk show host. As an English major at Wofford College in his hometown of Spartanburg, SC, Jeff went on to major in mass communication/journalism and study climatology and broadcast management and broadcast law at USC. As news editor of the college newspaper, he also conceived and launched the university’s TV station.

Interning at WSPA-TV in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, Jeff rose quickly to an anchor position at WIS-TV in Columbia, SC.  

He went on to become the most listened to morning radio host in Charlotte, NC and appear on WSOC-TV and Fox Charlotte, as a weather anchor/talk host and become the voice of the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

As a feature reporter on WFMY-TV and news Director/Anchor at WCWG-TV in Greensboro, NC, Jeff has interviewed 2 Presidents and dozens of sports, music, and Hollywood celebrities.

Jeff has appeared nationally on “Young & The Restless,” Game Show Network, “Reba,” Behind the Music in CMT and he has a role in a new movie, “Margarita Man” with Danny Trejo and Barry Corbin due out in 2019.

Jeff was most recently co-creator, host and producer of KSAT-TV, San Antonio’s #1 afternoon talk/variety program, “SA Live.”  

A devoted father of 2 girls, Abby and Jackie, Jeff says being a dad is the best job he’s ever had, and he’s excited about getting to know the area and making new friends. Here’s his number: 208-534-9957.

If you’ve got good news to share or want to leave a shout out, he might just put you on TV or radio! Leave a message please, because Jeff’s probably playing golf, cooking out, at a concert, shooting stuff, searching for Sasquatch or taking a nap...

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  • St Patty's preview forecast

    Great weather continues with high pressure controlling the next 5 days before clouds and a slight chance of moisture move in to Eastern Idaho. Most communities will be in the 25-33 degree range overnight in the valley and teens in Jackson with highs from 40-55 and mostly sun around the region. Jeff Roper First Alert Weather

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  • Before the storm forecast

    Winter weather returns as a series of storms push through late Friday. Accumulations for higher elevations 1-2" and 6"+ in the mountains, Stanley, Island Park. Rain for Pocatello and less than an inch for Idaho Falls expected. Afternoons in the 40's.

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  • More Wintry Weather OTW

    Wintry Mix with snow and rain beginning late Tuesday night and starting with snow in the early morning through @ 11am, then changing over in the lower elevations to rain. Pocatello south can expect rain with lows abover freezing and highs in the mid 40's. Lows in IF around 28-33 with highs in the lower 40's. Accumulation possible >6" in higher elevations through late Friday with storms tapering off by Saturday. These storms will be coming in waves and will not be a consistent flow.

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  • Ropers Sunday Night WX

    Clear Cold and breezy to start the week, then look for a Snow/Rain mix into late Tuesday and Wed. Snow late and rain mainly after lunch through Friday. Temps start the week from teens in SRP to below zero in higher elevated communities. Jeff Roper First Alert Weather

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