Re: Broadcasters Cope With Columbus Day Storm


Just got this E-Mail from Roger Hart and I E-Mailed him back for his ok to post:


What a day! Although working at KEX, I was a KLIQ studios in Oaks Park, borrowing some albums for a Sock Hop dance to be held at Willamette University.

Needless to say, I never made it. When the wind got bad enough, someone asked to use my car [heavy] to anchor a tall antenna on the roof. They tied the rope halfway up. The bottom half stayed, the top half doubled over.

Pieces of corrugated roofing started flying around, one sheet just missing KLIQ GM, Don Hedges who’d gone outside. And my oh my, did many of those Mighty Oaks fall. It was chaos, and I think that no one went anywhere that night. Too many trees down.

Thanks Craig, for the momentous reminders of our past, and somehow how small we are in the big picture.