Radio weathers the Samoan tsunami


American Samoa is, of course, a US territory and broadcasting there is licensed and regulated by the FCC, just like on the mainland. And, just as with disasters here in the states, radio was a key player in getting word out as an earthquake and tsunami hit American Samoa on Wednesday.

We came across a report from the BBC with Lupe Lohmann of KKHJ-FM “93 KHJ.” She described how the station went into action, activating EAS without waiting for word from the island’s Homeland Security authorities.

Click here to hear the audio and read the BBC story.