This article originally appeared in a recent NAB Public Service mailer
Latitude Media’s WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) provided critical coverage as eight inches of rain flooded its listening area from June 23 to 25, causing more than $100 million in damage.
WCZY provided information on the 130 roads that closed as pavement crumbled beneath the water, in addition to broadcasting updates from the head of the emergency management team.
On June 26, WCZY collected donations for the local American Red Cross chapter to assist people staying at a temporary shelter.
“Although our staff is small, they really shined big for our community during this unprecedented crisis,” Owner Bob Peters said . “This is why local radio is so important to the communities we serve and why my wife and I are so proud to be local broadcasters.”
The MAB would like to congratulate Bob & Laurie Peters and their staff for outstanding community service!