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KFGO-AM and WZFG-AM Stay on Air During Flood (KFGO-AM and WZFG-AM)

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery

When the water in the Red River rose past flood levels, KFGO-AM and WZFG-AM in Fargo, N.D. , became heroes to their local listeners. Determined to stay on the air, KFGO protected its facilities with sandbags and a newly built dike. Also remaining on air for a consecutive 24 hours, WZFG dropped regular programming to broadcast updates under FCC emergency rules. Through keeping their broadcast signal on throughout the disaster, the stations were able to provide listeners with lifesaving information.


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