Radio Pauses for 9/11 Anniversary

Radio Pauses for 9/11 Anniversary
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Radio stations and networks around the country paused, played music or otherwise marked the second anniversary of the terrorism attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Bonneville's WTOP in Washington urged listeners to drive with their headlights on throughout the day. NPR and the commercial radio networks and news organizations covered the gatherings in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. In Manhattan, a choir sang the Star-Spangled Banner and children of the victims read the names of their loved ones in ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.
In comments at St. John's Church near the White House, President George Bush said, "Today our nation remembers ... We remember lives lost. We remember the heroic deeds. We remember the compassion and the decency of our fellow citizens on that terrible day."


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.