Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Wed Jul 18 21:27:10 EDT 2012

I was on the air in Central Florida as Hurricane Wilma made landfall in the
late late evening/early morning hours. i would be in the middle of talking
and the power would go off.. happened 2 or 3 times and lasted a minute or 2
each time.

For some reason, the ONLY thing that remained on in the ENTIRE building was
the lights on my console.

I'd just sit there, wait for the power to come back on and continue where I
left off. |

Luckily, power never stayed out for very long.


On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Donna Halper <> wrote:

> So, this is a TV story, but may bring back some radio memories too.  I was
> watching the local evening news on Channel 4 and suddenly there was a big
> thunderstorm with lightning, as Todd Guttner was doing the weather.  All at
> once, the studio went black-- just the weather map stayed lit, for some
> reason.  Todd, to his credit, kept doing the weather in the dark until the
> auxiliary transmitter kicked in.  I was impressed with his
> professionalism-- it has to be disconcerting when that happens.  I recall
> Hurricane Carol when the WBZ-TV tower fell but the station was only off the
> air for a few minutes, I am told.  Anyway, wondered if anyone else has had
> to perform while chaos reigned all around.  When I was on the air in
> Washington DC at WAVA, we moved to new studios, and they were not quite
> ready for prime time yet-- I had to do my radio show in between workers
> drilling, hammering, and making a giant racket-- I signaled them when I was
> about to open the mike, and then they went quiet temporarily... except for
> one time when they didn't.... don't ask.

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