The Breeze Wins NJBA Award
June 8, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
PRESS COMMUNICATIONS AC simulcast WWZY & WBHX (THE BREEZE)/MONMOUTH-OCEAN was awarded top honors for 2006 Best Public Affairs Program at the NEW JERSEY Broadcaster’s Association "Best of the Best Awards" luncheon in ATLANTIC CITY this past TUESDAY (6/5).
The feature, part of the "BREEZE Knows" weekly public affairs program, was titled "Hurricane Preparedness" and aired in JUNE 2006. In the program, NEW JERSEY State Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director RICHARD CANAS talked with THE BREEZE’s ANITA VELARDO about the hurricane season and what the state can do to prevent a tragedy like Hurricanes KATRINA and RITA. Special concerns of the JERSEY SHORE were discussed including evacuation routes, evacuating those with special needs such as seniors, disabled and non-English speaking residents. Discussion also centered on how families can prepare for this type of emergency.