Justin Kaiser Honored For Flood Coverage
May 9, 2008 at 10:05 AM (PT)
IROQUOIS COUNTY BROADCASTING AC WGFA/WATSEKA, IL Dir./Operations JUSTIN KAISER was honored at the WATSEKA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE's annual awards dinner for his work during the recent floods. KAISER received the chamber's staff achievement award for acts far above and beyond the call of duty during the historic flooding.
According to WGFA owner MAGGIE MARTIN, who spoke at the event, KAISER risked his own safety as floodwaters came within six inches of spilling into the station's studios. Nevertheless, outside of a short catnap, he stayed on the air for 51 hours straight, providing information every half-hour. When the building lost its heat and electricity, Kaiser relied on a generator and a few space heaters to keep warm.
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