Speaking of local media

Reader Island Surveyor reports that WGCH was off the air during the storm and thus unable to run its Sunday morning polka hour. That’s bad enough but, according to Island, WGCH is supposed to be part of the town’s emergency response system. Which perhaps they are, so long as a back-up generator or any expensive equipment like that isn’t required. Of course, with a listener base so low that Arbitron can’t measure it, the five or six residents who missed their polka and power restoration reports could probably have been updated by their neighbors.

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  1. Island Surveyor

    Or like me and your brother in central Greenwich, we just had to wait for the lights to come on. Although we are in the same block, I waited 28 hours, and I think he waited three or four days.

    But who know? Who could tell? Neither of us could, because we had no means to tell by media contacts, other than walk around the block to check on each other as neighbors, which Mr. Tesei asked us not to do. In fact, Mr. Tesei was quite annoyed by that natural response of the public.

  2. anon

    It’s fine the way it is. I live a couple of blocks from their Mason street location. When the power is out and I am away from home, I turn on WGCH to see if my power has been restored. If I get a signal I know there’s a good chance I have power.

  3. Gideon Fountain

    Speaking of WGCH’s Mason Street studio, if they would just open their windows, they’d probably double the number of listeners (accidental listeners, sure, but hey, take what you can get!

  4. AJ

    They are completely worthless as a radio station and town resource. Somebody pull the plus on these boobs and start over.

  5. Cos Cobber

    I love how WGCH runs those spongeteck ads. Hat tip to Teri Buhl for reporting some real news on that situation.