Fire Affects Wired 96.5, WXTU Studios
May 19, 2011 at 9:13 AM (PT)
BEASLEY Top 40/Rhythmic WRDW (WIRED 96.5) and sister Country WXTU/PHILADELPHIA experienced a major fire last night. WRDW PD KANNON sent RADIOCRAFT's JOHN GARABEDIAN an iPHONE shot (See Left).
GARABEDIAN told ALL ACCESS, "KANNON was actually on the air at the time (6:30p) and was the last to leave the station -- and quickly -- especially when smoke began filling the studio and hallways. The sprinklers went off, destroying much of the office area. KANNON kept the station on the air by downloading remotely into the station audtomation system from home. This morning they are broadcasting from a tiny production studio on the other side of the building."
Apparently the fire started in the kitchen of a HOULIHAN's restaurant on the first floor of the building, beginning as a grease fire and quickly spread.