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Re: Emergency Preparations

Chuckigo@aol.com wrote:
> the current studio generator unit is the large, green tractor-trailer sized
> unit you can see in the back parking lot from the expressway (look down
> before the Columbia Rd exit).  i'm told by engineering that i can run for up
> to five days without a fill-up.
>    the unit to which Brian refered was not at the current Morrissey Blvd
> studios, the unit to which i refered.
>    also, the videotape music back-up system was pretty smart.  six hours of
> emergency programming at the base of each 'mitter.  the tapes have been
> replaced by a couple of hours of hard drive music at each mitter.
>    and yes, being a company secret, i'll now be forced to ....  (i'm kidding.)
> - -Chuck Igo

Surprisingly, WCAP's 'mittah is well-equipped with a propane converted
diesel in the basement of the shack that can run for "a wicked long
time" and automatically kicks-in imperceptibly. The studio is in the
Dntn. section with buried AC and rarely loses power.  If studio
generator (not sure about that ) were not working, the mobile studio
would be parked at the studio and generate (switched into the risor)
what's needed for essential services.  The historical joke is that the
'mittah building is ALWAYS 72 degrees and in ret-to-go while the
studios, e.g., Museum of Broadcasting are... (i'm not kidding.)

Bill O'Neill