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KWXX-FM Helps Hawaiians During and After Recent Hurricane

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 9/8/2014

New West Broadcasting’s KWXX-FM Hilo, Hawaii, provided emergency information when Hurricane Iselle, which later was downgraded to a tropical storm, slammed into the Hawaiian Islands. KWXX-FM covered the severe weather event before, during and after its impact. In the wake of the hurricane, the station’s staff coordinated donations and delivered ice, water, food and supplies to some of the hardest to reach areas of Hawaii that were hit by the storm. Additionally, KWXX-FM worked with a local restaurant to serve food for locals in need and without power for more than five hours. Click here to listen to audio from one of KWXX-FM listeners who was aided by the station during the hurricane.

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