South Carolina Flooding: The Rain Stops, But Radio's Efforts Continue
October 6, 2015 at 12:38 PM (PT)
The rain has finally stopped falling in SOUTH CAROLINA, but cresting rivers, broken dams and water run-off is still causing problems that will cost an estimated billions of dollars.
CUMULUS/CHARLESTON VP/Market Mgr. SHERRY DOLLAR, whose cluster includes Country WIWF provided ALL ACCESS this update TODAY (10/6): “Schools are still closed in the listening area. Currently, there are nine dams that have been compromised. CUMULUS/CHARLESTON is operating on high alert through SATURDAY. We are using our News/Talk Station WTMA to update listeners across all formats with extended coverage. CUMULUS/CHARLESTON will be starting ‘Feed The First Responders’ today (10/6) through FRIDAY. As a small way to say thank you, the CUMULUS MEDIA/CHARLESTON family of stations will be hand delivering lunch in partnership with local restaurants. CHARLESTON’s own DARIUS RUCKER will appear on BLAIR GARNER's nationally syndicated ‘AMERICA’S MORNING SHOW,’ [aired locally on] WIWF (NASH FM) TOMORROW (10/7) at 8a (ET) to comment on the situation in his hometown.”
Additionally, APEX BROADCASTING Country WCKN/CHARLESTON, SC PD GARRET DOLL tells ALL ACCESS the station broadcast live and local information all through the weekend and continued through YESTERDAY (10/5), “[Morning teamers] JESSICA and ANDY and myself pulled double-duty on the air making sure we are able to keep listeners informed. JESSICA and ANDY were on the air for many hours both SATURDAY and SUNDAY. Social media has also played an important forum for getting information out there as well as communicating with the listeners. Fortunately, our staff is all safe."