Oral history: real-time 9/11 radio coverage

2016 photo courtesy of National September 11 Memorial & Museum (www.911memorial.org)

CBS New York has posted “Day 1 of 9/11 as heard on 1010WINS and CBS880,” sound files of 9/11 news reports as they unfolded on the city’s two all-news radio stations, at this web link. What an incredible oral history to hear the real-time coverage again, 15 years later. Thank you, CBS, for making this available. I wrote last year about 1010WINS’s effective use of its 50th anniversary, and it is good to see that this reliable radio presence maintains an ongoing respect for history.