Fire Alarms going off at WCAP 980 Lowell

Mark Watson
Thu Oct 2 18:29:00 EDT 2008

John Bolduc wrote:

> The live Merrimack Magazine afternoon show was somewhat interupted at 
> 2:55pm today due to fire alarms going off in the building a couple of 
> times.

  The fire alarm system and sprinkler system was installed in the WCAP 
building a couple of years ago, as the downstairs establishment, Cappy's 
Copper Kettle, had to have sprinklers as required by the law passed in the 
wake of the tragic RI nightclub fire. Thus the entire building was done. 
It's not the first time the alarms have gone off during a live WCAP show. 
IIRC, they did go off one morning while Maurice Cohen still owned the 
station. They went off just as they went into the :50 break. George & crew 
evacuated the building. After weather & spots, music filled until network 
news at the top of the hour.

Mark Watson 

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