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PDs Talks About Tornado Coverage


Tom Travis is the Director of Programming for Clear Channel's six-station cluster in Oklahoma City and Cisco is the PD for two of Cumulus' six stations in OKC. Both have been in the middle of radio's tornado coverage, as the twister made landfall Monday, and now as the community recovers and rebuilds. Here's our interview with Travis  and our interview with Cisco about how they prepared their staffs and the community for the killer tornado and what they're doing now to help people cope.


(5/22/2013 4:07:44 PM)
The tornado made landfall, then caused many buildings to capsize.

- radiovet
(5/22/2013 10:29:36 AM)
Sorry guys ... I quit reading at "when the tornado made landfall."

That's what hurricanes do.

Where's the credibility in our business these days?

Hype should never overshadow facts.

- G. Pyron
(5/22/2013 9:50:19 AM)
Really troubling to hear the Director of Emergency Govenment for Oklahoma being asked what people should turn to if they don't have TV or TV is out:
"Buy and listen to a weather radio." No mention whatsoever of commercial radio. Those weather radios specialize in endless loop, outdated information.
Oh, did you notice how cell-phone service was jammed up and non-existant in many areas near Okla City.

- Radiovet
(5/21/2013 10:42:19 PM)
Still trying to get that manjdate for iBiquity chips in cell phones? Eric, how much have you invested in iBiquity?

- Smitty
(5/21/2013 9:08:07 PM)
Just wondering what the coverage was like on the new radio known as Pandora. Could Mr. Westergren comment since he claims Pandora is radio.


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