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Nashville Stations Lead Coverage Through Flood Emergency

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 3/30/2021

Radio stations across Nashville in stayed on-air and broadcasting through emergency flooding during the end of March flooding.

“I am pleased that all five of our stations stayed on without any issues,” Cumulus Media VP and Nashville area manager Charlie Cook told Country Insider. “103.3 Country” WKDF, one of the cluster’s country stations along with “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM, had a 15-second blip Saturday night that Cook says may or may not have been weather-related.

“Our engineering staff has worked hard over the last year to get the stations to a point where we are confident about their stability,” he said. “Because everything is being done remotely right now it is more difficult than just doing current information over song intros, so the jocks had to stay on top of the changing weather and get into the RVT system to keep the listeners informed, but they know the drill and I was pleased with their performances.”

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