Radio Covers Wild Fires In Melbourne
May 13, 2008 at 7:24 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WBVD (KISS 95.1)/MELBOURNE PD MIKE KLEIN reports over 50 homes have gone up in flames and two schools have been evacuated as brush fires char thousands of acres in MELBOURNE.
MIKE and night guy WINGNUT took phone calls with wall-to-wall coverage of the fires.
WAIA Covers The Fires
CUMULUS Top 40 WAIA/MELBOURNE PD TONY BANKS said, "A1A's wall-to-wall coverage began SUNDAY afternoon with direct lines to the public information officer for BREVARD COUNTY Fire Rescue as well as PALM BAY authorities. We staffed up live through the night and LISA and TIMMY began their morning show and cointinued coverage at 4:30a! When our TV news partner WFTV-9/ORLANDO went wall-to-wall MONDAY afternoon, we worked closely with them to get the info out about shelters and multiple road closures. which included major thruways like I95 and US1."
A1A also hit the air asking for donations of visine and other necessities to aid the firefighters who came from as far away as KEY LARGO, JACKSONVILLE and TAMPA/ST. PETE. Additionally, morning guy TIMMY V's estate was being surrounded by fires but he managed to do live drops while keeping his land and home soaked with water. TIMMY's house was spared, but approximately 54 structures in the area were destroyed.