> > I'm sure I speak for many if not all my fellow Mississippi
> > broadcasters when I say "Thank You" to all our out of
> > brethren who've taken the time and effort to not only post
> > words of encouragement here, but have worked to provide
> > relief to storm victims through countless volunteer
> > Your efforts to collect money and supplies for those storm
> > victims who still find themselves in third-world living
> > conditions is making a difference.
> > The cooperative efforts of broadcasters to help each
> > here in Mississippi, both TV and Radio, has been a model
> > what to do in the face of previously unimagined
> > While Hurricane Katrina is a huge tragedy, it also has
> > me proud to see how broadcasters in the Jackson area have
> > kept people informed in spite of significant obstacles.
> > was so important while the power outage was widespread and
> > shortage rumors were rampant. The system worked. The money
> > spent on preparedness proved worthwhile. Many stations may
> > have flickered a bit but recovery was impressive.
> > Still, we have a lot of work ahead of us and many coastal
> > broadcasters are wiped out. Let's continue to help as they
> > re-build in any way we can- it's the American thing to
> > Wink
> In the daily competitive posturing of our corporate
> entities,we sometime lose track of what seperates our
> industry from others; we actually can serve the public good.
> We offer the information and entertainment for the
> communities we serve. This sad moment in history gives all
> of us in this business a chance to really make a difference.
> As "Wink"(love the new nickname)says, there's a lot of work
> to do. Towers are down in Laurel/Hattiesburg, for example.
> Let's lend assistance where we can.
While we're on the subject, I can't help but to tip my hat to everyone at Miss 103 for the exceptional job they've done in the past week in keeping people informed about everything, whether it be who was selling gas, generators or if schools were opening or closing. Since I'm not a country music listener, I don't listen to Miss on a normal basis, but it was definitely their finest hour in broadcasting. Rick Adams, Kim Allen and Art Reed put in an endless amount of hours in passing out the latest information. US 96.3 also did a good job, but Miss took it to another level. I don't normally commend Clear Channel a lot, but I give credit where credit is due.
"...and the countdown continues until the neanderthals that govern college football do something about their pathetic postseason."--Tim Brando, Sporting News Radio