TV Coverage Of The Storm

Mon Dec 8 01:53:52 EST 2003

Radio didn't "let" TV get ahead of them. TV found a way of getting 
cancellation information to the audience quicker and more efficiantly 
than radio.  Think about it.  Most radio stations that do cancellations 
run down the entire list two or three times an hour.  Let's say you 
lived in Beverly, you tuned to WBZ, and they were up to the "D's" on the 
list, you'd be S.O.L for another 20-30 minutes when the list was read 
again.  If you turn on the TV and check out the scroll, it repeats every 
five minutes or so.  Outside of reading the cancellation list over and 
over continuously for three hours during morning drive--which would be 
awful radio--how can radio get the info out there faster than TV? TV is 
able to do the job better, plain and simple.  

--Mike Thomas

Dan Billings wrote:

>One of the dumbest things that radio ever did was let TV get ahead of them
>in storm coverage.  Today's generation of kids turns on the TV to find out
>if there is school.  When I was growing up, radio was the place to turn for
>information in the morning.  I don't think that's the situation in most
>households today.  My habit now is to turn on the TV when I get up.  I do
>listen to the radio when I am in the shower and when I get into the car, but
>otherwise it is TV in the morning.  Though it's usually TV coverage of a
>radio show (Imus) after I get local news and weather from WCSH.
>-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

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