Boston radio and school closing/delay announcements

Sean Smyth
Wed Feb 13 21:29:59 EST 2013

Donna wrote:
> Yes, but it still saddens me to hear about all the smaller market stations that 
> are now automated and have no local staff.  THAT is where it used to make sense 
> to super-serve the audience and give school closings, hyper-local news, and 
> every other piece of info like where the snow-plows are (and where they need to 
> be).  When people were without power or when there was a crisis situation, it 
> was nice to be able to count on your local station.  But alas, so many of those 
> local stations no longer serve their community... and yet they still get to keep 
> their licenses.

And of course, WATD keeps on bucking the trend. Listened in yesterday and Ed Perry himself was out interviewing people in (IIRC) Marshfield. 

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