WLAN Keeps Heads Above Water In Flood Coverage
September 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM (PT)
After Central PENNSYLVANIA was hit by the worst flooding since the legendary 1972 floods of HURRICANE AGNES, with some rivers cresting 10 feet above flood stage, CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Mainstream WLAN/LANCASTER, PA provided major flood coverage. In addition to its normal weather forecasts from CBS21, the station's on-air hosts chatted with LANCASTER EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT to inform listeners about shelters and evacuation plans.
What's more, The Morning Rush devoted several segments to an in-depth discussion with CBS 21 Meteorologist STEVEN KNIGHT about storm projections and when to expect the highest levels from local rivers. There were hourly updates from CLEAR CHANNEL sister WHP-A/HARRISBURG, as well as updates through their Social Media networks throughout the night. Photos and videos from listeners poured in, and are posted at FM97.COM.
The staff continued to provide information on road closures, school and businesses and shelter information THURSDAY and FRIDAY.