In November 2011, while State College rioted as Joe Paterno was fired due to the Jerry Sandusky rape allegations State College radio was nowhere to be heard on the subject. Tonight, Sandusky’s allegations became convictions and yet again radio was nowhere to be seen. The following Tweets sum up how we found the State College radio stations on the internet as the verdict came in.
This should be a lesson for all radio stations. As Scott Sands stated, does your company or station have a plan to handle major news stories in your market outside of office hours? And why the hell not? It isÂ embarrassingÂ to those that serve their audience properly on a daily basis for any incident to soil the reputation of the industry as a whole, even as those that do become the exceptions as opposed to the norms.