Boston Radio Kept The Public Informed As One Bomber Is Dead And Manhunt Ended In Capture For The Other
MIT Police Officer Dead, Another Police Officer Shot
April 19, 2013 at 4:16 AM (PT)
Much of local radio was back into total info mode in BOSTON, as one of the BOSTON MARATHON suspects was shot and killed early FRIDAY (4/19) after he and his accomplice robbed a 7-ELEVEN.
The duo then "shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives out the window in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement, authorities told NBC NEWS. The second suspect -- the one in the white hat in photos released by the FBI -- was on the loose, and police ordered people in the BOSTON suburb of WATERTOWN to stay in their homes and businesses not to open. BOSTON shut down its buses and subway system for the hunt."
The CBS RADIO/BOSTON cluster is simulcasting reports from News WBZ-A on Sports WBZ-F (98.5 THE SPORTS HUB), Hot AC WBMX and Top 40 WODS.
ENTERCOM Spoirts WEEI-F's DENNIS AND CALLAHAN, Talk WRKO-A's JEFF KUHNER, and Acive Rock WAAF's HILL MAN are all separately covering the situation and taking calls from listeners and eyewitnesses.
On CCM+E Top 40 WXKS (KISS 108), MATTY IN THE MORNING was talking with listeners and passing along information while suspending the music. The station's FACEBOOK page was flooded with chat, with the latest post noting "The two suspects uncle telling numerous TV stations that his nephews have been in the U.S. since 2001... he says "they do not deserve to exist on this earth."
MATTY remained on the air as long as is needed, and the other CLEAR CHANNEL stations kept their audiences informed via social media.
The week of terror for BOSTON ended in the arrest of the second bombing suspect, DZHOKAR TSARNAEV.