Brad Messer Commentary
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

 

Do-It-Yourself Radio

Yesterday was my favorite kind of radio day. As the hurricane moved in, people called KTSA and told everyone about their individual situations. It was do-it-yourself news on Talk radio. Of, by and for the people who own the radio airwaves: you.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times photo slideshow

During my program noon 'til two, KTSA listeners shared many important pieces of information. Semi tractor-trailers blown off a highway, impressive wind and rain reports, personal stories, a big tree limb on a favorite pickup truck, a house wall gone— all broadcast as everything was happening.

That kind of sharing of the airwaves, by all of us, is one of the aspects of radio that I have always respected. It's called "public service" and it is important to me.

I sincerely thank everyone who helped by sharing your own Claudette experiences. You helped make a fine day in radio.

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.


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