Zimmer Stations Recognized For Joplin Tornado Coverage
January 6, 2012 at 4:05 AM (PT)
When the 2011 JOPLIN tornado hit that small MISSOURI town in the late afternoon of SUNDAY, MAY 22nd, 2011, it was a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that caused unimaginable damage and loss.
Radio was immediately on the scene, informing residents. Now, those efforts are being recognized.
ZIMMER RADIO OM CHAD ELLIOT checked in with ALL ACCESS to note, "We were recognized by MISSOURI 7th District U.S. Congressman BILLY LONG for our storm coverage of the MAY 22nd tornado. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts on MAY 22nd. ZIMMER RADIO broadcast around the clock, one hour prior to the tornado striking JOPLIN, and continued for nine days with disaster and relief information. We are fortunate to work for a great broadcaster, JAMES ZIMMER, who provides us with the tools and staff to succeed! We have a culture of community in our company and it shined brightly that night! If you talk with any of our associates they’ll tell you we were just doing our job!"
ZIMMER News/Talk KZRG has coverage here.
Pictures of the Congressman's visit can be viewed here.