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Remembering Sept. 11

How was New York City broadcast infrastructure resurrected after the events of September 2001?

In the attack on New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, the radio and TV broadcast infrastructure was devastated. The World Trade Center was the locus and the loss downed radio and TV stations.

Broadcast engineers immediately moved into action to reinvigorate the Empire State Building broadcast facilities and relocate stations to other facilities. In addition plans for rebuilding were started.

Take a listen to this important session from Oct. 10, 2003, at an AES Show on “Rebuilding of New York Broadcasting” to see how today’s renewed New York airwaves came about. It features many of those most closely involved, including Howard Price of ABC, John Lyons of the Durst Organization, Steve Shultis of WNYC and many others.