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Has consolidation in radio, with its emphasis on centralized remote digital studios rather than live local staffers, weakened our nation's emergency response system? Are we less safe now because of what has happened to broadcast radio over the last 15 years? According to Klinenberg, Minot dispatchers attempted to activate the government's Emergency Alert System, which should have allowed them to take over KCJB's broadcast and tell residents how to respond to the crisis. But a Minot police official found "the EAS programming would dump every time we got a power surge.
So it didn't operate. So the cops went for their next option—calling the station.
It was awful. Klinenberg's narrative notes that Clear Channel subsequently insisted that somebody at its central Minot offices was "attempting to learn what was happening. May got in his car and drove through the toxic plume in the dead of night. He couldn't call out because every time he picked up the phone there was someone on the line. About two hours after the derailment and spill, May went on the air to make an announcement, but "there was no way for him to update his information. These explanations do not properly answer "the only question that matters for the people of Minot," Klinenberg concludes.
If there was indeed someone at Clear Channel's Minot HQ at the moment of the ammonia spill, and calls were rapidly coming into the station with news, "why didn't that person go on the air and issue an alert? Clear Channel, in contrast, blames Minot officials for the breakdown in communications. In the media outfit's version sent to the FCC in early May, the police department had not added a proper encoder link to the "EAS system and a radio receiver they had provided to the station long ago.
Nonetheless, through the emergency, KCJB staff "attempted to alert the public about the disaster as best it could," Clear Channel says:. Immediately after the derailment, the station began receiving a flood of telephone calls. Michels awaited official information via an EAS message without which he did not know exactly what had happened. In the absence of official news, he had no information to provide the stations' listeners. Bostow, whose concern for the community compelled her to continue working from her basement despite being within the area affected by the toxic cloud , and Mr.
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May, tried calling their police contacts, but police phone lines were jammed with callers. Finally, Lt.
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By this time, additional Clear Channel personnel from sales people to on-air staff had left the safety of their homes and joined Michels at the studio to help provide on-air information and answer the flood of incoming telephone calls to all of the Clear Channel stations in Minot, including KCJB AM. If disaster again strikes the area, the KCJB AM studio will be staffed-no matter what time or what day-as it was in the early morning of January 18, We wish that Clear Channel's answers to Klinenberg's history sewed this issue up.
But they don't, at least not for us.
For example: why, if KCJB was indeed Minot's designated emergency radio station, didn't Clear Channel and the police department staff regularly test their EAS connection to make sure that it was functional? Why didn't the police and KCJB share a dedicated phone or mobile line, so as to avoid a busy signal? And why was Minot's Christian community station, which Klinenberg reports called the police for information, not required to carry EAS gear as well? Most important, if Clear Channel had not owned all of Minot's five commercial stations—if they each had been locally owned and operated—wouldn't it have been as much as five times more likely that first responders would have been able to reach one of them, connect to an on-air talk system, and tell the public what to do next?
Clear Channel isn't the media behemoth it was in , when it owned well over 1, radio licenses, thanks to the relaxation of the FCC's broadcast ownership rules. This may have been due to a reorganization of the Russian military.
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