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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
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.
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.
TWENTY years ago now
This post is super old, but it's really interesting to see what people were thinking and feeling on the opposite coast.
MORENO VALLEY CA THAT MORNING WAS CALLED TO MARCH AFB
The contras struck back
@Jeff DonnerI assume you're retired now then ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
1:07:15 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
The word is out new york is on fire
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
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.
@Maleny Ivette it was just a horrible day for everyone and those especially that died and even knew they were going to die
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!
@M95 learn respect
@R. M. he's just remembering what he was doing that day. That's what we all do when asked about that day
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.
@Isaiah Thompson still.
@Deog Lemnaco it was literally 9/11 bruh
@Deog Lemnaco who cares if it was less professional look at what was going on
@Just A T-Rex doesn’t matter. I will NOT have my children exposed to profanity.
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!
im from jersey tooo
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.
I'm from 2022 and it's still fresh in my mind here
Oh of course people don’t forget
@PhotonBread I'm In Ireland and I remember everything I was doing that day.
I’m just glad people are still listening to audio of this event. We will never forget
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...
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
@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
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.
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.
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.
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
@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 🙏🏻
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.
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
as a 31 year old at the time, i felt exactly the same
1:01:30 Coverage starts.
@Fred Mar u smart bro, give me more examples I wanna know more!!
This is correct. Thanks!
@12chapin it was mentioned at 1:01:30 so the original comment was correct
“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
Los Santos NPR
From GTA 2 when the Jewish Mom called her son on his radio show. LOL
there's also "don't worry, we're already stupid...so you don't have to be"
A lot of the stuff you hear on GTA is stuff that the designers and producers picked up from the culture in California.
That’s what I was thinking!
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.
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
Timeline:1:06:00 South Tower Hit2:01:48 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)
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.
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.
Well done bill on going to the news/break at 9:02… 9:59… and 10:28..
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.
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.
@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...
Try the 24-hour aircheck from 1010 WINS in NYC.
@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.
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.
Handell is brilliant he is speaking his mind I'd been listening to him well done sir considering the asoblute hell we
“Cut, cut……..the second WTC has collapsed” Bill Handel is priceless.
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.
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.
@trojanpony Because the people in NY were in the chaos and couldn’t even get home or call their own families.
@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.
Do you mean the west coast or east coast broadcast was more insensitive
This brings so much back to mind. It’s like it happened yesterday
When he said “is this a special date? September 11th?” Sounds so weird hearing that now because the day is so remembered now.
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.
@CrownCityLife hey... I need your @ now lol
@Cali Love thanks!
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
Hi @CrownCityLife 🖐 from TX....God bless 🇺🇸
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!
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.
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.
@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.
West Coast/Pacific Standard Time broadcast
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.
Indeed. Incidental and very eerie.
I love this radiostation can listen to it all day. 20 years ago , who cares.
@SopranoAscends C6 it doesn’t matter how long ago it was recorded. He can still listen to it all day.
Who cares about what, exactly?
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.
I remember listening to this sad day in american history 911 on kfi am 640.
what an experience
Starts @ 9:11
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.
4:49:41 Really shocking when reality set in of the scale of what had happened
So chilling, just like that story played many years,ago. War of the Worlds, except this was,real. :-(
Bill Handel is still on the this station. Same time!
@Mhel 2023 Who could forget the Handel sisters doing ads?
I've been listening to Bill since his kids were born (they're in college now) Handel morning show forever 😆
+*desertdispatch*Potato slices can be amazingly fresh.
Bill Handel has a huge ego.
Wonder what this sounded like to someone without a TV set such as someone hiking in the desert or on a boat.
@Sharni Stevens 👍😊👍
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.
@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.
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.
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.
This dude literally called everything. 1:50:42 even the troubling rescue attempts.
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
I have really only seen TV news broadcasts, listening to Radio is a whole different experience
No one cares
Why ex girlfriend will come back
Lol at the very start.. so relatable and it still happens
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.
I was surprised that Californians circa 2001 still trusted Governor Davis to not be a corrupt man.
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.
The announcer on this station was pretty tight on early on. I've never heard this broadcast before.
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.
Do you have a recording of your radio show that day?
listening to this today is eerie one of darkness days in America history
2:01:48 the South Tower collapses.2:28:52 commercials are cut due to the North Tower collapsing live on air.
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.
@Steve Ward mossad
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
Kate VD you can also see from some of the close up shots that the buildings started the collapses at the top.
Godzillaman well.... she’s incorrect
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.
this is the only place I have ever heard that they thought a Southwest Airlines plane was involved. Weird.
Definitely one of the darkest days in American history, if not THE darkest!
Name a darker one ?
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!
yep the guy got it 1,000 percent correct
51:50 wow!!! Talk about timing. Just minutes away. How weird is that???
I live in NJ and took my two young sons to NY and statue of Liberty late August 2001. So sad
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.
You have to remember no 1 in their dreams would even think the buildings would collapse when they were hit
So you know what every structural engineer in the world was thinking in that exact moment? How did you acquire this clairvoyance?
I've been watching alot of 9/11 stuff with it coming up to the 20th year since this tragic day.
Me too. Watching anything that comes by after 9/11 20th anniversary 😥 it still keeps me busy till this present day..
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.)
4 24 In and this guy already has it figured out? Damn.
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!
@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.
@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!
@X - Force and yes I’ll email you soon !! :)
@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
@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.
The announcement about the first plane is at 1:01:**
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.
“Is there some holiday or significance to September 11th?” So strange to hear that
@Gran Torino I didn't know that. Thanks for the info
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
In 1986, President Reagan declared it *National 911 Day* to honor America's emergency workers.Before 2001, though, nobody really seemed to care.
Refreshing hearing radio news reporting 9-11
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 😔
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.
@Slam dancer There was a lot of confusion at the time
@Spokker the video being broadcast of the second building with a hole was not an opinion.
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.
@7:20 Ken talking about bad things happening. Didn't the KFi radio tower collapse after a small plane hit it about 10yrs ago....
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.
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
Before the 2nd one hit, they just thought it could've been an actual accident. They had NO idea….
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.
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.
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
my brother was that jumper ! He says hi to your brother
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.
1:09:41 Announces second plane crash.
Very strange how 10 minutes before 0lane hit they were talking about kamikaze
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
Listening to this I forgot about the time difference the three hour time difference
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
they were at the beach that day,california couldn't be more detached from reality!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just heard him saying at least 10,000 dead and will rise.
I can’t believe how many commercials there are. 45 minutes out of the first hour is commercials..
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!
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
I remember understanding that immediately. And on fox news, they knew and announced who did it 30 seconds after the second plane hit.
I would suggest that it might be to maintain some normalcy and calm during a drastic event.
That car bomb at the state department was reported by various new sources.
It was Israel.
First plane report at 1:01:24
1:06:03 First report of the second plane.
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.
@Anthony L troll
One can certainly say he is killing it these days
Wow, around 52:00 they were talking about Kamakaze pilots.
@oknar1977 amen to that
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
@Dan Gerous station, not channel. listenership not viewership.
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.
How can anyone listen to this station with so many commercials?
Man the irony at 51:40 when they talk about Japanese Kamikazes :(
@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.
@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.
Same happened on the Howard stern cast... crazy.
1:01:20 live coverage
1:01:22 First report. Strange thing is a guy was talking about kamikaze pilots as a joke about 20 or 30 minutes prior.
they just announce it n then go on w their scheduled stuff ..crazy how slowly it took for people to be like oh shit
I heard this live
Just starting; I honestly forgot the John & Ken time slot circa 2001.
Was there also a John and Jeff show?
Right? Come a long way from then to "Moist Line" Fridays.
Funny that right before the first crash they talk about kamikazes....
I remember there being reports of up to 100,000 dead. Crazy it ended up being around 3000 total
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.
Kudos to bill for not dropping a bunch of F bombs and S bombs…..