KFI AM 640 On Sept. 11 (Full broadcast)

  • Published on Apr 18, 2016
  • Compiled from: catcot.wordpress.com/2010/09/...
    A FOX News affiliated talk radio station from Los Angeles, CA as heard on that fateful day.
    When the recording started it was 5 AM in LA while it was 8 AM in New York City, lasting until 1 PM LA time.

Comments • 560

  • The World Is Yours
    The World Is Yours 9 months ago +38

    Listening to this radio 📻 broadcast 20 years later… it definitely has that “War of the Worlds” grip on your thoughts… It feels like yesterday the further you get into this phenomenal 8 hour show

  • KC wolf
    KC wolf Year ago +9

    Listening to this in 2020 on the anniversary of the attacks. I live in the Los Angeles area and listen to KFI every morning. Bill Handel, who still has the morning show announced today that the "only place" to listen to this particular broadcast on this day was by going to the station website. I was pleased to see the amount of people who had posted it on TheXvid. He also bragged this morning about how this broadcast brought him nation-wide fame because it was heard all over the country. He's an absolute egotistical ass. You can just by the fact that he interrupts a moment of silence.

  • Jeff Donner
    Jeff Donner 4 years ago +102

    I was listening to Bill Handle on KFI 640 on the morning of 9-11-2001 while I was at work. I worked in Huntington Beach, Ca. at the time. I was 45 years old on 9-11-2001. This was a Pearl Harbor type event. I thought we were going to be going to war for sure. I can't believe this event happened 16 years ago already.

    • Daniel R
      Daniel R 7 months ago

      TWENTY years ago now

    • Universal Soldier
      Universal Soldier 8 months ago +9

      This post is super old, but it's really interesting to see what people were thinking and feeling on the opposite coast.

    • R A Daniel
      R A Daniel Year ago


    • KARL OS
      KARL OS Year ago

      The contras struck back

    • Steven Thompson
      Steven Thompson 2 years ago

      @Jeff Donner
      I assume you're retired now then ;)

  • Robert Birch
    Robert Birch 8 months ago +5

    I actually remember listening to this very broadcast as it happened. I used to go to sleep with KFI on in the background, as I would listen to the Art Bell Show as I went to sleep. In the morning, as I was waking up, I heard them talking about some kind of damage to the World Trade Center. At first, I thought it was a news report about the anniversary of when the towers were bombed from the parking garage below - but as I was waking up more and started listening more, it was apparent what was really happening.

  • Stratocaster 13
    Stratocaster 13 8 months ago +4

    Just recently began listening to KFI 640Am in the mornings, and am pleasantly surprised to hear Handel on the air. seems like many of the OG's are still on today.
    As far as this broadcast, it eerily has that WOTW's feel to it.

    • Tim
      Tim 7 months ago +1

      Listen to yourself. A spontaneous reaction to an unfolding event -- as real as it gets fwiw -- can hardly be described as "sowing seeds" of anything.

    • Captain Curmudgeon
      Captain Curmudgeon 8 months ago +3

      I couldn't help facepalming during the part when Handel was advising everyone not to jump to any hasty conclusions, while in the same moment he was actively sewing the seeds of the "controlled demolition" conspiracy theory that still persists to the present day.

  • MotionCapped
    MotionCapped 8 months ago +56

    that chant of "its too darn hot" is utterly terrorfying to the core. you realize people are burning and suffocating from the smoke and heat at that very exact moment that jingle about heat and fire was playing

    • Nodical
      Nodical 7 months ago

      The word is out new york is on fire

    • Cali Love
      Cali Love 7 months ago +5

      Omg I know, I got chills. I can't imagine what those poor people want through. I would rather be in the direct path of the plane so I could just die quickly. I've listened to so many audio calls from people above the impact zone and they were slowly fkn cooking, the floors were heating up like being in a oven. Most horrible death. I am so afraid of heights but in that situation I think I would jump. Just like so many did. God Bless them all

  • Brandon
    Brandon 5 years ago +51

    I will never forget 9/11....
    I was 18 years old, starting a new job that day in Boston. Was supposed to be there at 9am, but was lost trying to find the job site.
    I heard on the radio that a plane had hit the WTC, which was very strange because the previous Friday morning I had visited the WTC on my way back from Florida. And I got there just a little before 9am, too. Very Creepy.
    Whats even more CREEPY about it was that I was supposed to have left Florida on Sunday, but due to a new job I got, I had to go back early instead. Had I left on Sunday, I would have visited the WTC on Tuesday morning instead of Friday, probably right around 8am-9am. In a way, I wish I did go on Tuesday. I think its safe to say that I would have been fine, considering visitors cant even really get too far before 9am. But to have been there would have been....amazing.

    • R. M.
      R. M. 4 months ago +1

      @Maleny Ivette it was just a horrible day for everyone and those especially that died and even knew they were going to die

    • Maleny Ivette
      Maleny Ivette 4 months ago

      Yes I saw on a video where it showed observation deck hours and it was open until 9am. Can you imagine trying to get there right when they opened. So you can have time to roam around before going up to the observation deck. You could've died inside the elevator or stuck up there and died while the building collapse. So creepy for sure!

    • R. M.
      R. M. 7 months ago

      @M95 learn respect

    • M95
      M95 7 months ago

      @R. M. he's just remembering what he was doing that day. That's what we all do when asked about that day

  • benster82
    benster82 3 years ago +154

    1:44:30 When a radio announcer goes "Oh my god, oh my god" on air, you know that the seriousness of the situation has set in for everyone.

    • Deog Lemnaco
      Deog Lemnaco 2 days ago

      @Isaiah Thompson still.

    • Isaiah Thompson
      Isaiah Thompson 3 days ago

      ​@Deog Lemnaco it was literally 9/11 bruh

    • Isaiah Thompson
      Isaiah Thompson 3 days ago

      ​@Deog Lemnaco who cares if it was less professional look at what was going on

    • Deog Lemnaco
      Deog Lemnaco 7 months ago

      @Just A T-Rex doesn’t matter. I will NOT have my children exposed to profanity.

  • Universal Soldier
    Universal Soldier 8 months ago +8

    Very interesting to hear the perspective from outside the area. It's still so real to me even 20 years later since I looked at those buildings every day from my Jersey City office, but I had to chuckle a bit when I heard the host say that they could commandeer the planes with guns (@1:28:35) when it was actually even easier with box cutters!

    • nina
      nina 8 months ago

      im from jersey tooo

  • Daniel Golus
    Daniel Golus 11 months ago +57

    6:13:45 - Bill Handel's prediction is so true: Today is June 16, 2021 - two months short of 20 years later - and this atrocity is still fresh in my mind.

    • EddieE Clark
      EddieE Clark 3 months ago

      I'm from 2022 and it's still fresh in my mind here

    • Dan Nigro
      Dan Nigro 6 months ago +1

      Oh of course people don’t forget

    • Happyout
      Happyout 8 months ago +2

      @PhotonBread I'm In Ireland and I remember everything I was doing that day.

    • PhotonBread
      PhotonBread 11 months ago +9

      I’m just glad people are still listening to audio of this event. We will never forget

  • Groove Master
    Groove Master 2 years ago +17

    Bill Handle is so spot on with his analysis...wow...this guy is very smart and ahead of the curve...he knew these were hijacked planes, was accurate about the evacuation process, gets a terrorist expert on air immediately...

  • zero439
    zero439 6 years ago +38

    I like when gonzo does these videos give perspective of different news casters and give a look into is seen through others eyes. Also help people in small towns like me get that perspective that didn't get much talk coverage when this horrible attack happened

    • zero439
      zero439 8 months ago

      @Joseph one in Canada on the border and cause guess at the time I was in high school too so only saw snip bits on the cafeteria tv durning free blocks

    • Joseph
      Joseph 8 months ago

      What small town are you from? I only ask because growing up in the middle east before the era of the internet I had access to all these talk shows on a radio station that used to broadcast for the US armed forces.

  • Hannah M. Dixon
    Hannah M. Dixon Year ago +15

    We were actually listening on the day, my mom would drop me off at my grandmother's house on her way to work, then my gma would take me to school. She had this huge rear projection 72" TV in her living room. And I walked in right as the first tower was coming down. Being from California i didn't understand what the radio was describing. And then i saw..... this is bringing back crazy memories. Never forget.

  • Southpaw658
    Southpaw658 8 months ago +14

    I’m surprised at Fluttershy as your cover photo when I was here to continue my studies on 9/11. Thank you for the video. It’s helpful to hear as many live reactions as I can.

  • Steven Thompson
    Steven Thompson 2 years ago +19

    Only being 9 y/o at the time of this tragic day, It felt the world was doomed after these events occurred. Because of the unpredictability of the attacks to many around the globe, I remember feeling anything can happen next

    • Maleny Ivette
      Maleny Ivette 4 months ago

      @Based Jiren the 9/11 jumpers was what I remembered from that day, seeing it on the news coverage really made me feel nervous and nauseated. I was only 9 years old, and I vividly remembered seeing that on live television, so sad. I never forget them may they all R.I.P 🙏🏻

    • ㅁ
       8 months ago +1

      I was 8, and even though I'm not from the U.S., we all know this tragic event flooded the news all over the world. I didn't actually understand what was happening at the time, but I remember thinking if grown ups were really worried, this must be bad. It took me some time to grasp the meaning of all this, but I'll never forget this day for as long as I live.

    • Based Jiren
      Based Jiren Year ago +7

      I was 7 and still remember being afraid everytime my mom left for work and asking my mom if the people who jumped from the towers survived

    • valiant v
      valiant v Year ago +3

      as a 31 year old at the time, i felt exactly the same

  • Naru Kunn
    Naru Kunn 4 years ago +333

    1:01:30 Coverage starts.

    • John Johnson
      John Johnson 7 months ago

      Wow. Chulling.

    • John Johnson
      John Johnson 7 months ago

      @Fred Mar u smart bro, give me more examples I wanna know more!!

    • A M
      A M 8 months ago

      This is correct. Thanks!

    • Scottish TV Gold
      Scottish TV Gold 8 months ago +2

      @12chapin it was mentioned at 1:01:30 so the original comment was correct

  • Iman H
    Iman H Year ago +226

    “We’re not just idiots. We’re idiots with microphones.”
    lmao the promo at 1:06:48 sounds like it came from Grand Theft Auto

    • John Johnson
      John Johnson 7 months ago +1

      Los Santos NPR

    • noneofyour damnbusiness
      noneofyour damnbusiness 8 months ago +1

      From GTA 2 when the Jewish Mom called her son on his radio show. LOL

    • minakomel
      minakomel 8 months ago +4

      there's also "don't worry, we're already stupid...so you don't have to be"

    • GFX
      GFX 8 months ago +8

      A lot of the stuff you hear on GTA is stuff that the designers and producers picked up from the culture in California.

    • Jeffrey McCormick
      Jeffrey McCormick 8 months ago +1

      That’s what I was thinking!

  • Lynn Gregory
    Lynn Gregory 8 months ago +14

    I remember when they ordered all commercial aircraft down so there were no planes in the sky other than military. It has always stayed with me how that was managed and I think there was a National Geographic documentary on how it was accomplished.

    • Slam dancer
      Slam dancer 8 months ago

      I was in Hollywood at the time. it is in the area of numerous airports...so it was very eerie seeing no aircraft i saw maybe a couple law enforcement helicopters......was very odd feeling

  • plushiez_show
    plushiez_show 7 months ago +8

    1:06:00 South Tower Hit
    2:01:48 South Tower Collapse (Although there seems to be no reaction due to a witness report playing)
    2:28:52 North Tower Collapse (Commercials are cut with their reaction)

  • David Matheny
    David Matheny Year ago +19

    I appreciate Gina's account of what occurred with the second plane. Some abused the confused accounts of already hysterical people as reason to doubt that it was a plane that hit the South Tower.

  • Forgoat USBM
    Forgoat USBM Year ago +9

    I used to board op "Handel On The Law" @ a station on the east coast. Bill is as quick as they come. A part of me is looking forward to hearing this.

  • Rich Fow
    Rich Fow 7 months ago +3

    Well done bill on going to the news/break at 9:029:59… and 10:28..

  • Keith Croissant
    Keith Croissant 8 months ago +8

    I remember being sick on this day and watching the tv news from bed in London. My brother said that he was worried as in a large tower in the city of London but fortunately we weren’t attacked in this manner. God bless NYC.

  • S R
    S R 8 months ago +1

    I actually remember tuning in to KFI for coverage of the 9/11 attacks. This broadcast really captures the chaos of that day like nothing else on TheXvid.

    • timemachinefan
      timemachinefan 7 months ago

      @S R Apologies my friend; I misunderstood. I was a bit premature in that reply and I should have used better judgement. Sorry S R...

    • Mark Brown
      Mark Brown 7 months ago

      Try the 24-hour aircheck from 1010 WINS in NYC.

    • S R
      S R 8 months ago +1

      @timemachinefan I'm talking about from people outside of the ground level of the attacks. Ground level, obviously they had a chaotic scene to deal with.

  • daftend
    daftend Year ago +1

    This is wild. I was in 6th grade outdoor school that week so we didn't know until the following Friday. It's weird to hear what it was like to experience that day first hand.

  • Darryl's wrinkled marine shoes

    Handell is brilliant he is speaking his mind I'd been listening to him well done sir considering the asoblute hell we

  • Sam Baker
    Sam Baker 2 months ago

    “Cut, cut……..the second WTC has collapsed” Bill Handel is priceless.

  • Pine Delgado
    Pine Delgado Year ago +55

    At 2:28:52--it's pure hell over the KFI airwaves when the Second WTC Tower collapsed. Such horror in Bill Handel's voice.

  • trojanpony
    trojanpony 8 months ago +2

    It’s fascinating to contrast this coverage with the coverage based in NYC. They spoke much more bluntly (some might say insensitively) about the events that were unfolding that day. It’s a stark example of how the gap between the east and west coasts is not only geographical but also, to some extent, cultural.

    • Dee Bdoo
      Dee Bdoo 7 months ago

      @trojanpony Because the people in NY were in the chaos and couldn’t even get home or call their own families.

    • trojanpony
      trojanpony 8 months ago

      @afxaloha89 I meant this broadcast from LA was a little more blunt and graphic, arguably insensitive, in the way they described the events compared to the NY broadcasts. Even Howard Stern was more measured than this guy.

    • afxaloha89
      afxaloha89 8 months ago

      Do you mean the west coast or east coast broadcast was more insensitive

  • MIke Bartley
    MIke Bartley 7 months ago +1

    This brings so much back to mind. It’s like it happened yesterday

  • CrownCityLife
    CrownCityLife Year ago +48

    When he said “is this a special date? September 11th?” Sounds so weird hearing that now because the day is so remembered now.

    • Daniel Golus
      Daniel Golus 6 months ago

      And the 9 1 1 date was meaningless for the terrorists. It was just the date they launched their attacks. It could've been the day before, except it was a dark dreary rainy day in NYC.

    • Cali Love
      Cali Love 7 months ago

      @CrownCityLife hey... I need your @ now lol

    • CrownCityLife
      CrownCityLife 7 months ago

      @Cali Love thanks!

    • Cali Love
      Cali Love 7 months ago

      Is that you in the picture? If so you are gorgeous. Oh and by the way I agree with you and everything you said lol

    • Weston Smith
      Weston Smith 8 months ago

      Hi @CrownCityLife 🖐 from TX....God bless 🇺🇸

  • Marz
    Marz 8 months ago +3

    I listened to this on my car radio driving up the 405 to UCLA, before 6AM PST. All stations were vague as no one knew what happened! At UCLA hosp- saw on their tv.the 2nd plane hit ! The hospital went to code yellow, orange, then red!

  • Matthew Martin
    Matthew Martin 8 months ago +6

    The thing that gets me is the instant AND gradual change in tone. From lighthearted jokes about kamikaze's and just general local news and opinions to "hey, there a plane crash in the world trade center. That's kinda weird. We'll be right back after these messages" to a more professional yet uncomfortable tone. Like that wasn't what they were used to doing but it's obvious there was a crises and they were now a source of information for their listeners. Even trying to compare it to a movie script since they were in LA. That slight tone of caution like "let's hope it doesn't get any worse". Then utter shock, disbelief, anger, and fright. Truly left speechless. Live on the radio potentially millions of people listening in.

  • HornetGamer
    HornetGamer 5 years ago +75

    I skipped to roughly the time the attack happened and am listening from there.
    Pretty freaky that they were talking about whether the Japanese still had Kamikaze units at roughly the time the networks were starting to break this.

    • Fred Mar
      Fred Mar 7 months ago

      @mindlessgonzo It was put in their minds to talk about Kamikaze units by A HIGHER POWER because of what was going to happen. Just like it was put in Myles O'Brian's mind to accidentally say the Columbia was going to '' hit'' Louisiana instead of ''go over it'. Everything is preordained, orchestrated by a higher power.

    • Michael Meatheringham
      Michael Meatheringham Year ago +1

      West Coast/Pacific Standard Time broadcast

    • Paige Leigh
      Paige Leigh 3 years ago

      @HornetGamer Excellent!

    • HornetGamer
      HornetGamer 5 years ago +2

      A few other thoughts. Most of them relevant, but I'll start with one I just can't help myself with.
      If that traffic reporter normally spoke at that speed, it's no wonder that Southern California has such a reputation for gridlock. Americans do have a higher tolerance for faster speaking than southern England. California, New York and New Jersey especially so. But surely that's an extreme even by those standards?
      I thought the host was excellent. He went out of his way to separate his gut feeling, from what was being reported but unconfirmed, to what was confirmed. He communicated all three, but you just about always knew which was which. In particular he went out of his way to make the point that everyone was wrong about Oklahoma City therefore we shouldn't jump to conclusions on the origin of the attackers. Whatever you now think about the events of this fateful day, that is undoubtedly the way news should be done - you say what you know as soon as you know it, but you've got to be willing to be last to get the full story rather than to be wrong. The only big mistakes he made related to the widely reported and confirmed bombings in Washington, which to be fair I think everyone got wrong.
      Nonetheless, it does feel to me that they were too slow to get to full time coverage. Fair enough, after the first one they didn't know what was going on etc, but after being pretty sure that a second plane had hit the tower they said "we don't know for sure" (which as I say in the previous paragraph, I utterly respect), but rather than try to figure it out on the air whilst not jumping to conclusions, or to simply say what they see (bearing in mind they're on radio), they went back to sports news...
      And finally, while arguably stating the obvious, he was probably the first to point out that what turned out to be United 93 would normally have been the dominant news of the day (regardless of whether an accident or deliberate action) it was almost insignificant in comparison to the events in New York and Washington.

    • mindlessgonzo
      mindlessgonzo 5 years ago +11

      Indeed. Incidental and very eerie.

  • BK007
    BK007 8 months ago

    I love this radiostation can listen to it all day. 20 years ago , who cares.

    • Retho
      Retho 2 months ago

      @SopranoAscends C6 it doesn’t matter how long ago it was recorded. He can still listen to it all day.

    • SopranoAscends C6
      SopranoAscends C6 8 months ago

      Who cares about what, exactly?

  • Ben Keating
    Ben Keating 5 months ago

    It's pretty heart sinking to hear the ads and other news and info in a jovial style before the attacks occurred as if this will be the last time you'd hear anything in a normal era before everything changed forever after that day.

  • Ritchie Navarro
    Ritchie Navarro 2 years ago +28

    I remember listening to this sad day in american history 911 on kfi am 640.

  • Crouchy232323
    Crouchy232323 8 months ago +1

    Starts @ 9:11

  • Crispy99999
    Crispy99999 7 months ago +3

    1:57:17 yes, the WTC was out of action for a while....about 13 years! Fascinating, now, retrospectively, to hear the commentary and the complete inability to conceive how much worse the situation would get once the towers started to collapse.

  • Daniel Sheehan
    Daniel Sheehan 9 months ago +8

    4:49:41 Really shocking when reality set in of the scale of what had happened

  • Sar Zielinski
    Sar Zielinski 2 years ago +28

    So chilling, just like that story played many years,ago. War of the Worlds, except this was,real. :-(

  • Trav Man
    Trav Man 5 years ago +36

    Bill Handel is still on the this station. Same time!

    • Henry Fung
      Henry Fung 10 months ago +2

      @Mhel 2023 Who could forget the Handel sisters doing ads?

    • Mhel 2023
      Mhel 2023 2 years ago +2

      I've been listening to Bill since his kids were born (they're in college now) Handel morning show forever 😆

    • nakyer
      nakyer 4 years ago +1

      Potato slices can be amazingly fresh.

    • desertdispatch
      desertdispatch 4 years ago +3

      Bill Handel has a huge ego.

  • D P
    D P 3 years ago +42

    Wonder what this sounded like to someone without a TV set such as someone hiking in the desert or on a boat.

    • James Slick
      James Slick 8 months ago

      @Sharni Stevens 👍😊👍

    • ball
      ball 8 months ago

      @playNow boat

    • Sharni Stevens
      Sharni Stevens 8 months ago +3

      In the desert or a boat? What about all the people at work? Radio was widespread, tvs tended to be something you'd watch at home. Some offices had tvs in break rooms, but not all. Radios were very commonplace. You can imagine truck drivers, taxi drivers all listening to radio. You don't need to imagine boats nor deserts.

    • R66F
      R66F 9 months ago +4

      @playNow Not exactly, KFI's signal would have had more static & interference, including interference from other AM radio stations on the same frequency, the farther away from LA the listener was.

    • altfactor
      altfactor 9 months ago +5

      By day, KFI's signal travels some 250 miles over land, so yrs, it reaches places as far as Las Vegas, Fresno, Baja California, and Yuma.
      By day, because of the way AM radio signals travel over salt water, KFI can likely be heard on ships at sea as far out as 700 miles from Los Angeles.
      At night, KFI's signal can be heard almost anywhere west of the Mississippi River, and probably as far out over the Pacific as Hawaii.

  • Michael Martin
    Michael Martin 3 months ago

    First, KFI was never part of Fox. It was Cox until 1999, and was sold to what later became Clear Channel - iHeart radio.
    I still remember that morning, as KFI had been part of my morning routine since the early 1980's. It is chilling listening to this again after over 20 years, and it all comes back to me. Bill did a superb job continuing long past his normally sign-off of 9am. And as it was also an anchor station for Rush Limbaugh, he got a lot of national coverage as Rush was not available most stations across the country carried his show in place of Rush Limbaugh.
    And at about the 2 hour mark when the first tower collapsed they turned to a Fox broadcast, but they themselves were not a Fox affiliate. If I remember they (and other stations) turned to several national networks as they were giving information and videos that none others could at the time.

  • zerosoma33
    zerosoma33 8 months ago +9

    This dude literally called everything. 1:50:42 even the troubling rescue attempts.

    NUISNS 7 months ago +3

    What is it about the production of media in the 90s/00s that makes me fall in love with the quality of how the technology was

  • Matthew
    Matthew 9 months ago +32

    I have really only seen TV news broadcasts, listening to Radio is a whole different experience

  • Tom R
    Tom R 8 months ago

    Lol at the very start.. so relatable and it still happens

  • SonicAlchemy13
    SonicAlchemy13 2 years ago +16

    9/11 is 9/11 but damn, KFI was a completely different beast back then. Handel saying he smelled like "an Armenian sheep herder", anti-gay marriage commercials, the station identification bumpers. Makes John and Ken sound like Sesame Street.

    • Stephen Knizek
      Stephen Knizek Year ago

      I was surprised that Californians circa 2001 still trusted Governor Davis to not be a corrupt man.

  • Neilnr97
    Neilnr97 9 months ago +1

    Still so shocking til this day that this happened and they got away with it. Played out just like a bad Hollywood movie!!!Still remember that day like it happened yesterday.Everything that happened before or after that day is a blurr.

  • stevedrums
    stevedrums 3 years ago +18

    The announcer on this station was pretty tight on early on. I've never heard this broadcast before.

  • Ian-Luke Penwald
    Ian-Luke Penwald 7 months ago

    A perfect example of how runaway radio jocks get so much speculation wrong because they don't learn about the need for restraintt and not to rely on their own uninformed speculation. I too worked in radio that day. Not how we did it.

    • Retho
      Retho 2 months ago

      Do you have a recording of your radio show that day?

    CARL JOHNSON 1992 7 months ago +1

    listening to this today is eerie one of darkness days in America history

  • Dax Garcia
    Dax Garcia Year ago +33

    2:01:48 the South Tower collapses.
    2:28:52 commercials are cut due to the North Tower collapsing live on air.

  • nakyer
    nakyer 4 years ago +23

    Obviously he hadn't watched the TV shots carefully when the towers collapsed. The top sections collapsed downwards into the firmly standing structures. The buildings didn't collapse from the bottom.

    • Football Fan GGMU
      Football Fan GGMU 8 months ago

      @Steve Ward mossad

    • Steve Ward
      Steve Ward 2 years ago +6

      Absolutely the buildings collapsed from the impact and not a planted bomb. These people say, are ya ready here we go........CGI, planes were switched in mid air
      , a hologram, an energy gun, and one guy with English accent says it was “a ball”. This is the type of “lack of intelligence “ we have to deal with. They say no other building collapsed from fire. No other buildings have had fully loaded 767s plow into it either. Keep in mind this was a different type of structure and the strength of the building was mostly do to the skeleton of the building whereas previous buildings strength was in the core of the building. So in order for what these lunatics to be correct in what they say........American Airlines, United Airlines, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FoxNews, the US military etc....... would all have to be on on this conspiracy. Remember if there were no planes used in the attacks then while people were looking up at the towers, some men in black came along and planted the aircraft engines and wheels on the streets of New York, along with seats of the aircraft some of which had passengers still belted in their seats. Enough said

    • Build a Monster Studios
      Build a Monster Studios 3 years ago +4

      Kate VD you can also see from some of the close up shots that the buildings started the collapses at the top.

    • Kate Van D
      Kate Van D 3 years ago +2

      Godzillaman well.... she’s incorrect

    • Godzillaman
      Godzillaman 3 years ago +10

      A good friend of my dad survived 9/11 and she attacks "Truthers" every chance she gets. She saw what she saw and she saw the buildings collapse from the crash.

  • Robert Palin
    Robert Palin 9 months ago

    this is the only place I have ever heard that they thought a Southwest Airlines plane was involved. Weird.

  • Lori Reece
    Lori Reece 7 months ago +6

    Definitely one of the darkest days in American history, if not THE darkest!

  • Griz Bait
    Griz Bait 2 years ago +6

    When i heard about this my thought was, what took them so long to figure this out this was the best way to take them out Impact, spreading fuel fires, and gravity all working together to bring them down Just a matter of time!

    • Nicky D
      Nicky D 2 years ago

      yep the guy got it 1,000 percent correct

  • AroundSun
    AroundSun 7 months ago +17

    51:50 wow!!! Talk about timing. Just minutes away. How weird is that???

  • William Keener
    William Keener Year ago +3

    I live in NJ and took my two young sons to NY and statue of Liberty late August 2001. So sad

  • Denise Rossiter
    Denise Rossiter 8 months ago +2

    What’s crazy (this is my 1st time listening to this particular broadcast from that day) they don’t even know about the jumpers yet!! At least at the 2:45:00 mark.

  • Rick Nash
    Rick Nash 8 months ago +2

    You have to remember no 1 in their dreams would even think the buildings would collapse when they were hit

    • Captain Curmudgeon
      Captain Curmudgeon 8 months ago +3

      So you know what every structural engineer in the world was thinking in that exact moment? How did you acquire this clairvoyance?

  • Greg's *Tupac Nation*
    Greg's *Tupac Nation* 8 months ago +7

    I've been watching alot of 9/11 stuff with it coming up to the 20th year since this tragic day.

    • Thomas M
      Thomas M 7 months ago

      Me too. Watching anything that comes by after 9/11 20th anniversary 😥 it still keeps me busy till this present day..

  • Daniel Golus
    Daniel Golus 6 months ago

    4:06:27 - Bill Handel now sits-in for Rush Limbaugh for the next three hours. So every station across the USA that carried Rush's show was now going to air Handel. Handel's regular morning show ended at 9 AM, followed by Rush, till noon. (Handel had previously guest-hosted for Rush a few times before.)

  • Tempo Drift
    Tempo Drift 10 months ago

    4 24 In and this guy already has it figured out? Damn.

  • Deog Lemnaco
    Deog Lemnaco Year ago +3

    I remember when the sheriff came to take away our radios and TVs on 9/11. I still had my computer in the basement which they didn’t find. I still got the news, but I wish I would have had a radio show like this to listen to!

    • Deog Lemnaco
      Deog Lemnaco 8 months ago +1

      @X - Force that was his name. I couldn’t remember. My life fades, the vision dims. All that remains are memories……. I remember a time of chaos, ruined dreams.

    • X - Force
      X - Force 8 months ago

      @Deog Lemnaco Amazing. And yes, I remember that whole Elián González situation. Crazy to find out that he's TWENTY-SEVEN now.. man I'm old, lol.
      For the silent readers out there .. see? There are still good, incredibly awesome people in the world. *THANK YOU* Deog for indulging me and scratching that itch in my brain!

    • Deog Lemnaco
      Deog Lemnaco 8 months ago +1

      @X - Force and yes I’ll email you soon !! :)

    • Deog Lemnaco
      Deog Lemnaco 8 months ago +2

      @X - Force ha ha ha I’m really sorry that it is,
      Certainly was not my intention. Actually I was hoping for other people who were in my town perhaps to see and comment on it.
      We had an incident in 1996 or so…. It was that Cuban kid or whatever his name was. Well, a lot of folks from town got up the gumption to get a boat and bring him back from Cuba.
      A few of these got as far south as FL, but were picked up and detained for mental health reasons.
      You can understand how keeping news from people is beneficial sometimes

    • X - Force
      X - Force 8 months ago

      @Deog Lemnaco I really appreciate the reply. That is absolutely f-kn bonkers. I think I understand, but I respect that you want to keep this private, and I don't want to say any more. My email is on the 'about' page of my channel, and I would *love* for you to tell me more.. please. I know I'm just a rando on the net, but man.. I would be extremely grateful. This sht has my brain spinning brother.

  • Eponine Thenardier
    Eponine Thenardier 8 months ago +6

    The announcement about the first plane is at 1:01:**

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 7 months ago

    Does anyone know what happened with the Playa Vista development? I’m soo curious. I highly doubt that the hippies were able to save it and change it into a state park like they wanted although that would be a great use of whatever space it is. U can’t go wrong with a state park.

  • Damon Smigielski
    Damon Smigielski 2 years ago +33

    “Is there some holiday or significance to September 11th?”
    So strange to hear that

    • Vera Bolton
      Vera Bolton 7 months ago

      @Gran Torino I didn't know that. Thanks for the info

    • PhotonBread
      PhotonBread 11 months ago +5

      I’ve watched many many many 9/11 broadcasts and this is the first one where they asked if the day has significance. It was an intelligent question

    • Gran Torino
      Gran Torino 11 months ago +4

      In 1986, President Reagan declared it *National 911 Day* to honor America's emergency workers.
      Before 2001, though, nobody really seemed to care.

  • Claire Jensen
    Claire Jensen 4 years ago +9

    Refreshing hearing radio news reporting 9-11

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 7 months ago +7

    It’s funny kinda(well, I guess not really) but I hear him talking about all the stuff he’s gonna do this weekend like fly to nyc 🗽 and go see The Producers, and I keep thinking like, no buddy, you’re not gonna get to do any of that stuff 😔

  • Timothy Cole
    Timothy Cole 4 years ago +17

    Funny. At 1:06:00 as he's talking about the second plane "We'll have confirmation on those details just as soon as we can" "It's fairly obvious now Ken that a second plane has in fact struck the second tower, you can see that" (referring to a replay on TV). Just totally ignored him and repeats, "We'll have confirmation on that just as soon as we can." A little discord is seems.

    • X - Force
      X - Force 8 months ago

      @Slam dancer There was a lot of confusion at the time

    • Slam dancer
      Slam dancer 8 months ago

      @Spokker the video being broadcast of the second building with a hole was not an opinion.

    • Spokker
      Spokker 3 years ago +8

      Bill Handel is an on air personality who can give his opinion. The guy reading the news cannot give his opinion and has to rely on reports.

  • lic2kil007
    lic2kil007 5 years ago +12

    @7:20 Ken talking about bad things happening. Didn't the KFi radio tower collapse after a small plane hit it about 10yrs ago....

    • mindlessgonzoALT
      mindlessgonzoALT  5 years ago +10

      The instance you're talking, after a quick google search, about was 12 years ago in 2004, and yeah... the sucker collapsed by a private plane. And the blog that covered it said it was just refurbished 7 months prior to it. That has to suck hugely.

  • Hayden Gray
    Hayden Gray 2 years ago +7

    I’m sorry but at about the hour point, I can’t believe they just gloss over not just the first plane, but even after the second plane they barely glance at it

    • Jafo T KloWn
      Jafo T KloWn 8 months ago +2

      Before the 2nd one hit, they just thought it could've been an actual accident. They had NO idea….

    • Hayden Gray
      Hayden Gray 2 years ago +4

      I suppose we do live in a day where we can get news literally the seconds as it’s happening. Sometimes I tend to forget that.

    • mindlessgonzoALT
      mindlessgonzoALT  2 years ago +9

      This station is way out in LA. We never had the fast and quick news spreading of the internet yet, we relied on national TV coverage.

  • thepatsny
    thepatsny 2 years ago +6

    My brother was in the lobby when the planes hit he seen the doors of the elevators blow open and people on fire when he ran for it he was almost hit by a jumper

    • jukodebu
      jukodebu 8 months ago +1

      my brother was that jumper ! He says hi to your brother

    • WD113
      WD113 9 months ago

      A jumper fell next to him?! That’s gotta be such a traumatizing experience. I do wish I was there to witness this event though, not in a morbid way but just an experience.

  • Steve Hickman
    Steve Hickman 2 years ago +34

    1:09:41 Announces second plane crash.

  • Daniel Reilly
    Daniel Reilly 8 months ago +4

    Very strange how 10 minutes before 0lane hit they were talking about kamikaze

    • R. M.
      R. M. 8 months ago

      Huh it was crazy I agree but olane wasn't hit it was the pentagon and both towers and no car bomb if that's what you mean

  • David Brothers
    David Brothers 9 months ago +4

    Listening to this I forgot about the time difference the three hour time difference

  • colin afobe
    colin afobe 3 months ago

    2022, still shocked now as I was in 2001. The horror is indescribable by words what happened in NYC on that sad sunny day. It happened just 2 years after I experienced how it is to live under American bombing my city. Maybe that affected me. Just cannot stay emotionless while seeing huge buildings collapsed perishing innocent people and brave firemen, paramedics and policemen. RIP all victims of 9/11 and other crazy attacks worldwide

  • james sollazzo
    james sollazzo 9 months ago +1

    they were at the beach that day,california couldn't be more detached from reality!

  • Build a Monster Studios

    He says at the beginning how he’s being careful about what he’s reporting but then later keeps saying their was a bomb at the base of the building over and over without actually knowing that.

  • Monkof Magnesia
    Monkof Magnesia 8 months ago +10

    1:06:04 announces that the second plane has hit the towers but at 1:06:45 says the sports caster will have "shocking specifics" of the game from the previous night.

  • Saibi Sureddo
    Saibi Sureddo 2 years ago +4

    Decent coverage however he seemed to not be able to resist getting a little fantastical about numbers. Started out saying thousands of people possibly in the wtc to tens of thousands to literally hundreds of thousands.

    • Stephanie Giannetti
      Stephanie Giannetti Year ago

      There were about 50,000 people in those towers daily, so even in NYC we feared that high of a number. Had they attacked those towers later in the day, it could have been way more catastrophic.

    • The Merchant of England
      The Merchant of England 2 years ago

      I just heard him saying at least 10,000 dead and will rise.

  • Darryl's wrinkled marine shoes

    Well done

  • Mark Viereck
    Mark Viereck 7 months ago +4

    I can’t believe how many commercials there are. 45 minutes out of the first hour is commercials..

    • travis coates
      travis coates 7 months ago

      Hahaha I thought the same thing. 3 minutes of news, 5 minutes of commercials, 2 minutes of news, 7 minutes of commercials...For an hour straight!

  • Nick Hoagland
    Nick Hoagland 4 years ago +8

    Obviously this is 20/20 hindsight but it’s so weird how they mention the WTC and then keep going with local news,traffic , commercials as if it’s no big deal. Little did they know how the world was changed at that moment

    • commen sence
      commen sence 3 years ago +2

      I remember understanding that immediately. And on fox news, they knew and announced who did it 30 seconds after the second plane hit.

    • mindlessgonzoALT
      mindlessgonzoALT  4 years ago +3

      I would suggest that it might be to maintain some normalcy and calm during a drastic event.

  • emerybayblues
    emerybayblues 2 years ago +17

    That car bomb at the state department was reported by various new sources.

  • KingPin69
    KingPin69 7 months ago

    First plane report at 1:01:24

    • KingPin69
      KingPin69 7 months ago

      1:06:03 First report of the second plane.

  • Theonetruewonderfly
    Theonetruewonderfly 4 years ago +15

    Was that Rush Limbaugh doing one of his "morning updates" at the start of this broadcast? I had forgotten, but that's around when he was losing his hearing, so it made his voice distorted....it just doesn't quite sound like him at the start there.

  • PianoMan4Life1982
    PianoMan4Life1982 8 months ago +13

    Wow, around 52:00 they were talking about Kamakaze pilots.

    • Nala!
      Nala! 7 months ago

      @oknar1977 amen to that

  • Jack Sandler
    Jack Sandler Year ago +6

    That 1st guy doing the news was clueless- as soon as the 2nd guy said a 2nd plane hit the tower- he should've not gone to the tape of the sports guy, the next ad, etc

    • Slam dancer
      Slam dancer 8 months ago +1

      @Dan Gerous station, not channel. listenership not viewership.

    • andyznuff
      andyznuff Year ago +6

      Giving them the benefit of the doubt, this station is in LA, I would not think in the opposite side of the country would have been as affected at this moment. Keep in mind also, social media was not in our faces then as it is now , we all get freaked out immediately now no matter where we live at the drop of a dime. I live in NJ , directly across from the river where this all went down, I actually watched the towers burning, not on TV, but right in front of me. I was in shock.

  • marty3888
    marty3888 8 months ago +1

    How can anyone listen to this station with so many commercials?

  • Based Jiren
    Based Jiren Year ago +15

    Man the irony at 51:40 when they talk about Japanese Kamikazes :(

      ZEREEUSLY 9 months ago

      @Dan Gerous I know that, but I'm not talking about that moment. I'm talking way before that. At the beginning on the show. Nice try though. Go watch it a "dozen" more times because your memory sucks. Way before the Pamela talk. Waaaay before.

    • Dan Gerous
      Dan Gerous 9 months ago +1

      @ZEREEUSLY They were talking about Pamela Anderson right before they announced the plane hitting. It wasn't until after the plane hit that baba booey said something about kamikazes.
      In this case Handel and them were talking about it before it even happened.
      I've listened to the Howard Stern one a dozen times.

      ZEREEUSLY 11 months ago +1

      Same happened on the Howard stern cast... crazy.

  • MAXzine TV
    MAXzine TV 7 months ago

    1:01:20 live coverage

  • Ryan Kirk
    Ryan Kirk 8 months ago +6

    1:01:22 First report.
    Strange thing is a guy was talking about kamikaze pilots as a joke about 20 or 30 minutes prior.

    • de'angelo bayley
      de'angelo bayley 8 months ago +1

      they just announce it n then go on w their scheduled stuff ..crazy how slowly it took for people to be like oh shit

  • Arthur Lewis
    Arthur Lewis 8 months ago +1

    I heard this live

  • Stephen Knizek
    Stephen Knizek Year ago +4

    Just starting; I honestly forgot the John & Ken time slot circa 2001.

    • Anthony L
      Anthony L 8 months ago

      Was there also a John and Jeff show?

    • SonicAlchemy13
      SonicAlchemy13 Year ago

      Right? Come a long way from then to "Moist Line" Fridays.

  • Vallo Tubli
    Vallo Tubli 4 years ago +13

    Funny that right before the first crash they talk about kamikazes....

  • K B
    K B 8 months ago

    I remember there being reports of up to 100,000 dead. Crazy it ended up being around 3000 total

    • Captain Curmudgeon
      Captain Curmudgeon 8 months ago

      If it hadn't been election day and the first day of the school year, the death toll would've been much closer to the initial estimates. The CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald only survived because he was dropping his son off for the first day of kindergarten. Something like 650 of his employees wound up dying.

  • Jafo T KloWn
    Jafo T KloWn 8 months ago +2

    Kudos to bill for not dropping a bunch of F bombs and S bombs…..