Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Cox Media’s WBLI-FM West Babylon, NY’s morning host Dana Dinato’s street was flooded and closed, but according to an All Access interview with WBLI-FM’s program director, Jeremy Rice, Dinato said, "’Screw that,’ and drove through the roadblocks to do a 5 and 11 a.m. [show]. It was a stellar show! The phoners were amazing." In the storm’s wake, WBLI-FM used its twitter page to keep listeners informed with emergency updates and locations for food, water and other supplies.
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