Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Clear Channel Media and Entertainmentís WALK-AM/FM operated from the Suffolk County Emergency Management Center after being forced to evacuate. AM stations affected by floods shifted news to FM stations or partnered with local TV stations, including CBS owned WINS-AM, New York Public Radioís WNYC-AM and Radio Disney Groupís WEPN-AM/FM. Buckley Radioís WOR-AM stayed on-air and partnered with WNBC-TV.
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