WAEB/Allentown One Of Many Stations Lacking Power Following Sandy
November 1, 2012 at 8:21 AM (PT)
In the wake of HURRICANE SANDY, "business as usual" is anything but for members of the radio and record community along the East Coast. An example of how some are coping comes from CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WAEB/ALLENTOWN, where PD JEFF HURLEY sent the following note to his label pals.
"I hope that you and your family were able to weather the storm without too much damage. I’ve spoken to some of you already and appreciate everyone who has reached out. I know many of you are still in the dark as well. We are thinking of you. I want to give you a quick update on what’s happening here at CC/ALLENTOWN.
Power at the studio location has been off since MONDAY at 6p. We’re on day four of extension cords and emergency lights. Our engineers and staff have kept us on air with generators, and we’ve been busily informing the community throughout the week on all our stations. Over 100,000 people in the immediate area were without power and our cluster remained on air throughout the storm. There are still many stations completely off air. Power for most of the area should be restored by SUNDAY night, although some areas aren’t expected to have lights until the middle of next week or later."
HURLEY also indicates his sense of humor is still intact adding, "We’re getting back to business this week and had a little fun, too! Check out our blackout tour video."