WPOZ Tracked Orlando Storms, Provided Emergency Alerts
February 5, 2007 at 9:55 AM (PT)
Christian Contemporary WPOZ (Z88.3)/ORLANDO played a key role in providing life-saving information during tornados that ripped through CENTRAL FLORIDA in the early morning hours last FRIDAY (2/2). PD DEAN O’NEAL stayed on-air all night to originate the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and to provide the public with up-to-the-minute tornado tracking and storm-damage reports.
WPOZ engineers rushed to the site of the COX Urban AC WCFB transmitter to help the station salvage equipment after its tower collapsed during the tornados. The site was declared a total loss though.