What Radio Does When Tragedy Strikes
We've all been watching in stunned horror as the state of Colorado deals with yet another unthinkable tragedy. The theater massacre in Aurora highlights yet again how precious every moment of life is as a gunmen took the lives of 12 people, and wounded nearly 60 others, when he entered the movie theater and without warning started shooting. KOA Denver Program Director Greg Foster got the call early in the morning Friday from someone on his 24-hour news team. He knew his team was ready and they were, professionally covering the tragedy for the community that, unfortunately, has gone through this before. We asked Foster about being prepared to serve the community in this situation, how his team did, the KOA coverage and the role social media now plays in pushing out information.
Greg Foster is AM Operations Manager and Program Director for KOA Denver.
He's been with KOA for 2 years and has also worked at WGY in Schenectady.
Foster has been with Clear Channel for 12 years.
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