Moments We’ll Never Forget
I love being in radio because radio is a part of everything we do. If there is something fun and exciting, you can be sure there's a radio station there. If there is a tragedy, we're there. A person can't ask for more than to be a part of history, and help people through it.
Neilson recently did a survey of the top TV moments people remember. (I will admit, TV is just like radio, but we're always there and on the air first!) Of the Top 5, I can remember where I was and what I was doing for every single event. Seeing the images on TV and hearing the announcers talk about it on the radio embeds things in your mind. When you see an image or hear a song, it takes you right back to that moment. Even when I was looking for a picture for this blog, I kind of teared up looking at the pictures of New York. One of my biggest regrets in life is that I was in New York visiting a friend in March of 2001. We did almost everything touristy we could do, with one huge exception, we didn't go to the World Trade Center. We had done so much, and Jaime was 5 months pregnant and very tired. So, we made the decision to go there next time I visited. What a shame. Fortunately, so many of my pictures from that trip have the World Trade Center in the background. They're priceless.
Here are the Top 5 things that impacted American's the Most;
5. Death of Osama bin Laden
I remember that was my birthday present from the president last year. That demon was killed on my birthday! Glorious!
4. Challenger Disaster
I was in the kitchen watching the news when the Challenger exploded. I remember being in total shock and disbelief. So sad.
3. OJ Simpson Verdict
I was in the KMON-AM control room, and all the air-personalities were watching the news to see the verdict. I was stunned, and still am to this day.
2. Hurricane Katrina
There are just so many memories of the carnage, it's hard to pin-point one specific thing from this disaster.
1. September 11
That Tuesday morning, I was getting ready for work, and my mom called in a panic and told me to turn on the news. After the shock and disbelief subsided, I was immediately on the phone to my morning guy and running to the radio station to cover the event on K-99. That night I watched the news and cried.
Where were you during these powerful and historic events? I'd love to hear your story.