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In Fire-Ravaged Santa Rosa, A Radio Station Becomes A Lifeline

Broadcasting fire updates at KZST-FM. (Ninna Gaensler-Debs/KALW)
Broadcasting fire updates at KZST-FM. (Ninna Gaensler-Debs/KALW)

In Santa Rosa, California, KZST-FM abandoned its normal music programming and is broadcasting live coverage of the Northern California wildfires. Staffers fought flames with fire extinguishers and received special permission to keep their station on the air 24/7, even though they were advised to evacuate.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs (@ninnasays) of KALW reports.

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