Quincy, IL (September 27, 2011)—Broadcast Electronics (BE) and Northeast Radio Watch presented a Community Service Award to WEBO AM this week.
At the Binghamton Broadcasters annual reunion on Saturday, September 24, WEBO 1330 AM owner Dave Radigan both amused and amazed fellow broadcasters with his stories of station survival and service during the worst flooding to hit southwest New York in decades. He told BE’s Criss Onan that at one point, he wheeled his BE AudioVAULT computer through floodwaters to dry land by pushing it down the street in an office chair.
Radigan accepted on behalf of the WEBO staff the special Community Service Award, which was presented by BE’s Criss Onan and Scott Fybush of Fybush.com/NorthEast Radio Watch, for continued service to the local communities of Tioga County during the flooding disaster.
WEBO 1330 AM remained on the air throughout the national disaster earlier this month, providing emergency information to the community of hard-hit Tioga County. After being flooded out of its downtown Owego, NY studios and forced to move to a borrowed RV and then to a makeshift studio in Radigan’s living room, WEBO AM staff continued to provide post-flooding coverage using BE’s AudioVAULT and broadcasting from a BE AM 5E transmitter.
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