- Artistic Media's WHLY (1620am, South Bend) has been running non-stop news since Sunday 7 October. They have also increased coverage on their other Michiana stations: WJVA, and WNDV-AM & FM. (Posted 10/10/01 12:31pm)
- WICR, the Univeristy of Indianapolis public radio station, joined the BBC for its national, and international coverage of the tragedy. In addition, the station supplemented this coverage with other local, city, state, and
national coverage, surrounding the event. (Posted 10/10/01 12:10pm)
- Dean Jackson, news director at WGL-AM and WWWD-FM (Fort Wayne) checks in with IRW:
At "3WD", we were providing live updates as the crisis first occured with updates every 5 to 10 minutes. In the days following, our music has included special cuts of the President and other officials, including the classic Lee
Greenwood song "God Bless the USA." We are also including country renditions of the National Anthem.
At WGL (1250am), we provided live continuous coverage of the terrorist attacks, with reports from a variety of sources including CBS Radio News, and FOX News. We also did two live local shows following the crisis.
On Tuesday, I, along with BJ Steele, Ricki Farnsworth, and an Allen County Council member, did a live call-in/news update program from 2pm until 6pm. Fort Wayne's Mayor Graham Richard, county officials, and other authorities were part
of the program, to help the community deal with the crisis. On Wednesday, from 4pm until 6pm, we did another live shows, with breakaways to FOX and CBS, with local issues and interviews from the Fort Wayne International Airport, AAA
Chicago Motor Club, and a local update on security from Fort Wayne's Mayor Graham Richard. (Posted 10/1/2001 1:02pm)
- This from Operations Director Randy Lawson at WSHW & WILO (Frankfort):
September 11: Shine 99 and WILO began an early morning simulcast following the tragic events at 8:48 that morning. Operations Director Randy Lawson along with Kaspar Broadcasting CEO and Senior Political Analyst Vern Kaspar,
veteran newsperson and WILO morning show host Roger Priest, Scott Alan, and Greg Garrett began taking phone calls and discussing the national, international, and local ramifications and reactions of the terrorist attack against the
The simulcast(s) continued through Friday morning from 6am - 8:30am, culminating with a 40 minute interview with Indiana Congressman Steve Buyer. Additionally, Mr. Kaspar conducted a 57 minute interview with former U.S. National
Security Advisor Dolf Droge on his Missouri stations(s) KWRE and KFAV which was broadcast on the WILO partyline at 8:30am on September 26, 2001 and on 50,000 watt WSHW-FM Thursday evening (September 27, 2001) at 7pm. (Posted 10/1/2001
- A list of what some South Bend stations did:
WNSN "Sunny 101.5" - Using WSBT-TV (CBS) and CBS Radio, they simulcasted with periodic local updates.
WHME "Pulse FM" - Broadcast information from a network.
WTRC used ABC Radio & TV coverage & local bulletins. They covered local gasoline price gouging in the late afternoon of September 11.
WLRX, WAOR, WNIL all used ABC Radio/TV coverage
WRSW used CNN Radio. WAWC used local wire reports, then simulcasted an Indianapolis station later in the day.
WKAM/WZOW broadcast network news programming and interrupted with some local bulletins. (Posted 9/20/01 4:53pm)
- On Friday September 19 and Saturday September 20, WSTO & WKDQ (Evansville had a huge billboard that listeners could sign. The stations asked for a $1 donation to sign the board. All monies, and the billboard were sent to
New York City - The billboard was displayed, and the monies went to The Firefighters Widows and Orphans Fund. (Posted 9/20/01 3:59pm)
- (This from Mike Benner, News Director at WIUS, the student-run radio station on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington.)
I learned of the attacks on Tuesday morning and went on the air around 9:30 am central time. We broadcasted for over an hour, giving the listening audience the latest updates, while crediting our sources. I then emailed my staff and
told them we were going to be doing another special IU Talk, which is my regular talk show, Tuesday night from 8-10. One of the sports directors, Matt Rodewald nicely gave me his time slot. We had a panel of about six people. We
had a few guests on the show from over the phone. We had a professor of law from Catholic University in Washington D.C. We also had a radio personality from L.A., California and a resident of the Boston, MA area. They were three
people that helped us understand more of the situation from around the country. On Wednesday, we had another show, from 8-9 pm. This is the usual time for IU Talk. While doing all this, we updated our web site with the latest
timelines and updates. (Posted 9/17/01 2:46pm)
- Fort Wayne band Jettingham was in Manhattan for a press junket on Tuesday. They were Fort Wayne's Alternative/WEJE's on the scene reporters for all the madness going on. (Posted 9/17/01 2:42pm)
- Tim Cramer, Creative Services Director at Indianapolis' WZPL has also created a special version of the Collective Soul tune "The World I Know". (See the other WZPL piece below) (Posted 9/13/01 11:24am)
- Radio One stations in Indianapolis (WHHH, WTLC-FM, WYJZ) along with all of its other stations nationwide are joining in an effort to aid the American Red Cross with increasing their blood supply. (Posted 9/13/01 11:21am)
- Here's what happened with the Whitewater Broadcasting stations in Richmond and Winchester:
* We first picked up on the story at around 8:15am on WFMG and WKBV.
* WKBV's continuous coverage began at 8:30am while constant updates were given on WFMG and WZZY.
* All stations picked up ABC's continuous coverage beginning at 9am.
* By Noon we had organized a local update featuring live interviews with Richmond's Mayor, Police Chief, Sheriff, Emergency Management, and Health Department administration. We complemented this with audio from Governor O'Bannon.
* WKBV continued to air ABC's coverage through 5am Wednesday while WFMG and WZZY ran with multiple updates per hour.
(Posted 9/13/01 10:12am)
- This from Steve Smith, PD at WMGI (100.7fm, Terre Haute):
I was on the air with my co-host Angie Baines when a caller watching CNN told us what was going on. We began realying info immediatly and finally suspended music programming. A live news feed was arranged with WTHI TV 10 (the local
CBS affiliate). We broadcast that info along with calls from concerned and distraught listeners. Our news feed began shortly after 9AM Tuesday and we stayed with CBS news and local calls and updates until 1PM on Wednesday. Our
coverage (along with our sister station WWSY SUNNY 95.9) was praised by listeners, especially after all other music stations returned to regular programming by 12AM Tuesday Night.
Along with airing tons of listeners calls and reading e-mails, we also had jocks broadcasting live from the Terre Haute Blood Center and the Red Cross relaying information on how listeners could help and local gas stations on Tuesday
afternoon while there was panic of gas prices rising to $5.00. People we're actually 40 cars deep in line and waiting over 2 1/2 hours for gas all over Terre Haute. (Posted 9/13/01 10:04am)
- At Susquehanna Indianapolis, our listeners, like many others, have been very vocal about their support for the retribution that must be made...but they also have expressed such great sorrow and shared their thoughts with our
Gold 104.5 (WGLD) in partnership with WISH-TV8 have worked together to follow the local interests and national thru TV-8 & CBS all day Tuesday and now for whatever time it takes at the top of the hour to bring our listeners up-to-date
with any breaking info. Additionally, 95-5 WFMS has done the same with the partnership of WTHR Channel 13 & NBC with basically the same format. Both morning shows ran extended shifts well into the late morning and the support staff
has been working through the night to help with breaking info for the day after and then some.
Several song montages have been aired that express the news headlines, sound bytes and songs of inspiration with more growing as interest dictates. Additionally, our websites are sharing info with our listeners concerning the Central
Indiana Blood Bank, Donations of time or money for the national travesty, the Gas Price Gouging Hotline and more. (Posted 9/13/01 10:02am)
- 94-3 FM WKWH Rushville picked up immediate coverage following the first tower being hit, locally with updates from the AP, then dropped our regular format programming to cover the live feed from ABC News. We went non-stop
with coverage all morning, before switching to CNN exclusive coverage updates via Westwood One. Wednesday we heard comments from the Red Cross, as well as from Veterans that felt the Attack of the US on a very personal level;
including that very sentiment from Rushville Mayor Bob Bridges and others. (Posted 9/12/01 6:29pm)
- WKZS and WSKL (Crawfordsville) carried the AP Radio Network live coverage from 9:15am 9/11 through 5am 9/12 with no commercial interruptions. We aired one to two local reports hourly regarding how local folks were being
affected by the Tragedy. We continue to carry news updates hourly or more often if necessary....after going back to regular programming. (Posted 9/12/01 5:17pm)
- Here in Evansville at WYNG 105, the "Pat & Casey Married in the Morning" show kicked off a 3 day blood drive with the American Red Cross at Roberts Stadium with a live on site morning show. Tonight (Wednesday), we are
holding a massive Memorial Vigil at the Central High School Stadium in Evansville. Channel 14 (WFIE-TV) will telecast the event live at 7pm. We will have special music service, guest speakers from a variety of demoniations, and an
opportunity for Tri-Staters to express their grief and remember those that have perished. (Posted 9/12/01 5:11pm)
- Sabre Radio Group (East Central Indiana)
WLBC was wall to wall local and regional coverage, which was simulcast onto WERK, "The Max" (WHTI/WHTY), and WHBU from 9am - 2pm. All stations dropped regular programming, including commercials. WLBC remained with its wall to wall
programming through 4pm and was staffed 24 hours. WHBU-AM (1240am) extended local coverage and started taking local reaction phone calls from 3pm - 6pm. WLBC fielded hundreds of phone calls Wednesday as a means of letting people
have a forum to speak about the tragedy. WXFN 1340am broadcast a city-wide church service Wednesday at Noon. (Posted 9/12/01 5:05pm)
- WNDE (Indianapolis) followed ESPN Radio's lead and dumped regular programming for ABC Radio News's long form coverage. Sports Updates (:00, :20 & :40) morphed into news updates yesterday...and that continues today and for
the fore-seeable future.
The Bob & Tom Show did an award winning show this morning (9/12/01) featuring many guests and interviews regarding the Attack on America. Psychologist Dr. Will Miller (from Nickelodeon fame) was a special in studio guest all
morning....Jason Bonham (son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) gave an international prospective. We had quick a few folks on the air who were in the World Trade Center before the attack and others who witnessed the
attack. Bob & Tom also took calls all morning from listeners for their thoughts and opinions. (Posted 9/12/01 5:02pm)
- At "Hit Country 102.5" WMDH New Castle/Muncie, we were live on the air covering the fire at the World Trade Center, describing the scene as the second plane hit.
We went wall to wall with coverage throughout the day as did most stations, utilizing both network and local information.
On the morning show the following day, we opened the phones to our listeners, we also had the Red Cross in with us. We also are airing several tribute songs with clips of the news coverage, and broadcasting from blood drives.
(Posted 9/12/01 4:59pm)
- WJCF (88.1fm, Morristown/Indianapolis) aired a community prayer service at 7pm on Tuesday. WJCF has promoted community prayer services and has provided public service material for listeners.
WJCF is sponsoring the See You at The Pole Prayer Services scheduled across Central Indiana and the US for Wednesday September 19, 2001. The focus of this initiative is to pray for our country and leaders. With the tragedy of Tuesday
911 the focus remains the same but we expect more attendance at school flag poles throughout our region. (Posted 9/12/01 4:55pm)
- From Ed Weigle, Operations Manager, WEDJ-FM/WSYW-AM:
At WEDJ-FM (107.1fm, Danville), "Radio Latina," we gave the Spanish-speaking community the best coverage we possibly could, utilizing multiple news sources. Besides our sister AM, WSYW (810am, Indianapolis), "Fiesta Mexicana",
there was no one else in our market addressing the Hispanic community. (Posted 9/12/01 1:10pm)
- This from J.J. Davis, PD at CHR/WAZY (96.5fm, Lafayette): We went wall to wall coverage with this, and did local break-ins four times an hour covering local angles such as gas prices and lines, speaking with Family Services
about how to talk to your children, and just letting people call in to vent. It really seemed to help the community cope with this horror. Today, Wednesday, we had the morning show take calls all morning. We also asked listeners to
drive with their headlights on in memory of the lives lost, and at noon today we had a moment of silence for all the victims and their families. We have put updates on our website, and set up a page to list gas stations whose prices
have not gone up. We've gotten a good response from that. (Posted 9/12/01 12:55pm)
- In Evansville, The University of Evansville's station WUEV (91.5fm, Evansville) is airing World Radio Network programming 24 hours a day to give listeners a global perspective on the situation. (Posted 9/12/01 12:30pm)
- In Indianapolis, CHR/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield) Creative Services Director Tim Cramer created a tribute song.
- Emmis Communications established a relief fund for victims of today's terrorist attacks. (Posted 9/12/01, 11:00am)