I lived downtown at the time, and so I would walk into work every morning.
I specifically remember what a beautiful, not a cloud in the sky, late summer easing into early fall blue sky awaited me as I walked to work that morning. I thought how wonderfully beautiful it all was and what a great day it was going to be. The horrifying events of later that morning certainly changed how we all perceive the day 9-11. But any clear blue, late summer morning now fills me with the memory of that day. Of the innocence of the early morning--and the shocking memories of what was in store.
I was particularly proud of the way our staff jumped into a 'whole different mode' to deal with everything unfolding that morning. WNUA was a music based format, and all our air talent were likely more comfortable talking about new music than describing the latest news about that horrible tragedy--but they all did a magnificent job letting our listeners know the latest information as the story continued to develop. They were the voice of calm in a very crazy day--I'll always remember that.
VP of Programming and Strategic Implementation
Strategic Radio Solutions – Seattle, Wash.
(Operations Manager, WNUA 95.5/Chicago, 1998-
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