In December of 2019, the Federal Communications Commission plans to auction off government radio frequencies to private companies. The move not only paves the way for 5G mobile telephone networks, but will raise a cool sixty million dollars or more in federal revenue for the next 10 years. Meteorologists around the world have raised the alarm that new users in the 1.6 megahertz and 23.8 gigahertz radio spectrum bands could interfere with weather satellites data collection and communication. This could set back the accuracy of weather forecasts just when we need them most. Jordan Gerth is an associate researcher with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin. He joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on May 6, 2019.