ABC News Radio Preps for 9/11 Anniversary Coverage

Plans firm up at news organization
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Radio news organizations are laying out their plans to cover the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

ABC News Radio said it will be providing live coverage from various locales affected by the tragedy, slated to begin at 8:06 a.m. EST on the anniversary.

The three-hour broadcast will include statements from the president and other events as they happen throughout the day.

On-site reporting will feature correspondents Cheri Preston and Aaron Katersky at Ground Zero in New York City, Ann Compton reporting from the White House, Steven Portnoy in Shanksville, Pa., and Vic Ratner from the Pentagon.

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Tips for Planning 9/11 Anniversary

Vallie-Richards Consulting has offered its radio clients ideas for planning coverage of the anniversary of Sept. 11. The following is excerpted from the company's "Radio Focus" newsletter, with permission.