While this was a tragic event, this was also an example of how radio and listeners could touch and support each other.
This is an unscoped 1 hour CD aircheck of the Joey Reynolds Show on WNBC from what became a sad day in October of 1986. This was the day that the helicopter that reporter and show member Jane Dornacker was in went down into the water while Jane was doing her report on the air. This CD picks up shortly after the crash as Joey and the rest of the show members are trying to find out what was happening on the scene. As the hour moves along, the listeners come into the picture with their calls of information, fear, concern and support.
While radio today is often called too cold and corporate, this one hour shows that there was a time not too long ago when people cared and emotions drove the vehicle.