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WYUU-FM Host Stays On Air for 19 Hours

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 9/10/2017

Beasley’s WYUU-FM Tampa midday host Nio Fernandez recognized a need for information in Spanish, so he broadcast in the Spanish language for 19 straight hours. Hundreds of listeners called in to talk about their experiences, such as seeing trees fall on cars, or to share information about stores that had water and supplies still in stock. Listeners who had been evacuated to neighboring states followed Beasley stations using mobile apps. Fernandez said callers told him, “If it wasn’t for you, we’d have no idea what’s going on there.”

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