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Hurricane Katrina(August 2005)
August 2005

Moment 26: Hurricane Katrina

Radio provides life-saving information to local communications during natural disasters, and Hurricane Katrina was no exception. Entercom’s WWL-AM was the only local radio station left on air as the storm battered New Orleans. The broadcast continued despite the collapsed telephone system and downed power grids. Following the storm, WWL's emergency coverage was simulcast on numerous other frequencies under the name "The United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans."

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