Stations Form 'United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans'; Engineers Choppered to RF Sites

Stations Form 'United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans'; Engineers Choppered to RF Sites
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Radio groups serving New Orleans and the surrounding area have combined resources to provide reliable radio broadcasts of emergency recovery and relief information.
Roughly 15 stations are part of the effort to share engineering and programming resources.
The "United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans" comprises stations operated by Clear Channel and Entercom plus independents KLCL(AM) in Lake Charles and KJEF(AM) in Jennings.
The collaboration is centered around the programming of Entercom's WWL(AM) and enhanced by the resources of the other Entercom and Clear Channel stations. The Louisiana Network out of Baton Rouge is providing facilities support.
Stations are sharing a chopper to transport engineers to transmitter sites and help evacuate employees as needed.
The stations began airing the same programming Sunday night. Programming consists of news, information and coverage of local relief efforts, and the organizers said it will include feeds from street reporters and interviews and updates from local officials and relief coordinators.
Listeners can call into a toll-free number to share experiences and ask questions.
Independent broadcasters in the region interested in joining the effort should call (225) 231-1860. Streamed audio can be accessed via StormAid.com, an online hurricane relief resource operated by Clear Channel.

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