Sunday, February 19, 2006

Shelter From the Storm

This weekend's massive power outage shows again how broadcast radio remains one of the things you can count on when everything else is going to hell.

WGY has had extensive coverage of the emergency, assuring that anyone with an AM radio could keep up to date with everything going on. When the power's down or the cable's out you can't get that on TV, can you?
I'd like to tell you that both of the local news/talk stations stepped up to the plate and fulfilled their responsibility to the public this weekend, but that would be lying. For example, when WGY was broadcasting news about the storm's aftermath and information about emergency shelters, WROW was running Swap n' Shop. Good job.