Posted by: tiffanylyons | January 21, 2008

The Little Station that Could

On the morning of August 28th, Robert Carroll, the Chief Engineer for WWNO and his other staff members evacuated their studios as Hurricane Katrina approached the city of New Orleans. When their signal went off the air, they had no idea that it would take them 24 days before they would be able to broadcast again. Fortunately they were able to get help from the Georgia Public Broadcasting studios in Atlanta.The station also credits the Internet as being a major help for them to get back on the air. They used DSL lines to transfer information from Atlanta to their makeshift studio in staff member, Fred Kasten’s home. This set up allowed Kasten to send daily updates of the situation in New Orleans until the station would return back to their studios on December 19th, 2005.  It took WWNO until June 2006 to get back to their normal routine.

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