Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 2/11/2014
Radio stations across Atlanta kept listeners informed after a rare winter storm stranded thousands of drivers on highways across the city. When cellphone service crashed, stations like Cumulusís WYAY-FM, Cox Mediaís WSB-FM, CBS Radioís WVEE-FM and Clear Channelís Atlanta cluster provided wall-to-wall storm coverage, with weather and traffic reports and live listener call-ins. On-air staff provided companionship and important emergency information to motorists throughout the night.
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