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Radio Serves Houston During Floods

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 4/12/2016

Local radio stations aired in-depth coverage and supported the Red Cross as 240 billion gallons of rain flooded Houston on April 18. Six people died in their cars and 1,200 people required rescuing. All Access reports that these stations included CBS Radio Houston, iHeartMedia’s KQBT-FM, Cumulus’ KRBE-FM and Cox Media’s KKBQ-FM and KGLK-FM. "We’ve been in ’taking care of our listeners’ mode for the last two mornings, and our team is meeting throughout the day today to plan a longer-term response to serve Houston as the city recovers," said Ty McFarland of independently-owned KSBJ-FM.

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