Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Waiting Game
I'm sitting in the media room at Transtar and I'm right by a window. I can hear the wind roaring outside and see the rain coming nearly straight across in sheets. A transformer just blew a few moments ago with a loud pop. We're on generator power here at Transtar. I can't believe I still have wireless and cell phone. One thing I don't have is radio...our station went off the air about an hour ago. Our antenna must be down at the transmitter site. So for now I have nothing official to do. I already called in a report to the NPR newsdesk and will update them again later. I really should get some sleep...but while we were still on the air I loaned my air mattress to another reporter and he's fast asleep. I think it might be a bit awkward to join him.