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Letter: Good quake info on the radio

  • Author: Karen Avila-Lederhos
    | Opinion
  • Updated: December 10, 2018
  • Published December 10, 2018

Now that life is less “shaky,” I want to thank radio station KFQD AM 750 for their broadcasts in the few hours directly following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake. My husband and I were at our little cabin in the Willow area when the quake hit. Afterward, I remember telling my husband to turn the radio on to KFQD.

I knew from surviving the 1964 earthquake as a small child, our family relied on KFQD for accurate information and announcements. Again, there was KFQD handling this emergency in an excellent, professional yet human manner. With no Matanuska Electric Association power in Willow and the emotional shock of another major earthquake, we got the steady voice of the DJs at KFQD giving us information on road closures, power issues, school districts’ procedures and allowing folks to call in to report facts and calm their nerves.

Wanting to get home to Anchorage, we received the facts we needed about the Glenn Highway and conditions around the Southcentral area. Thank you to the staff at KFQD for their work guiding us through the stressful, unraveling hours following the Nov. 30 earthquake!

— Karen Avila-Lederhos

Anchorage

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