WFMU in Exile
On October 29th, 2012, as Superstorm Sandy wailed outside my window, I made the decision not to travel to the Jersey City studios of WFMU to do my regular Monday show. Good thing I didn't! The roads were closed by 2pm, as were the tunnels under the Hudson River. That evening power to the WFMU studios went out, as it did at the transmitter sites. I certainly would've been stuck at WFMU, which came within a few feet of the floodwaters. Station Manager Ken was in a bind for programming for the web, which was the only place we could air things. The next day I couldn't go to work at WNYC. Soundcheck, the show I engineer for, was cancelled, and the station had a skeleton crew, running off generators until power was restored late Friday night. So I created a radio show at home that Ken could air it if needed. As it turned out, he was able to get enough people to do shows "in exile" remotely so this show was never broadcast. I decided to post it as a holiday gift, along with these photos which document the time surrounding the storm.
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