Quake Knocked Napa Stations Off Air... But Not For Long; ABC On The Case
August 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM (PT)
WINE COUNTRY BROADCASTING News-Talk KVON-A/NAPA, CA and AC KVYN (99.3 THE VINE)/SAINT HELENA-NAPA, CA were briefly among the casualties of SUNDAY morning's earthquake that rocked the northeastern portions of the SAN FRANCISCO BAY area.
DEADLINE reports that the stations were knocked off the air for a half hour on SUNDAY morning, but THE VINE host MINDI LEVINE told the show business trade site that "Some book cases fell over, and some computer equipment and files were smashed, but no one’s been hurt, thank God."
The stations returned to the air with backup generators and launched into news coverage of the quake and its aftermath.
ABC News Radio On The Scene
ABC NEWS RADIO's STEVE JONES congratulated his team on the job it did covering the quake, telling the staff that it proved "once again by our actions that we mean it when we promise stations: we'll be there for you in a crisis. When the most powerful earthquake in a generation hit California, we jumped into action, creating a range of coverage with one goal in mind: providing our radio stations with accurate, fast and comprehensive coverage." The memo cited ALEX STONE for anchoring the wall-the-wall coverage with ANDREW KALB, RYAN KESSLER, ANDREW EVANS, TREAVOR HASTINGS, SCOTT GOLDBERG, JOAN BENNETT, DAVE PACKER, JIM NEDELKA, LOUIS MILMAN and SARAH INTRONA contributing in the newsroom.