Ken Beck, Entercom’s VP/programming for news/talk and sports, has told the Billboard Radio Monitor that the United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans (URBONO) will remain “all emergency all the time for the foreseeable future.” Some of Entercom’s own FM stations in New Orleans may soon start producing their own output, depending on how quickly they can get basic services such as clean water up and running. Entercom’s New Orleans offices are on the fifth floor of the Dominion building, close to the Superdome. Beck said that although some windows were blown out of the building, some of the equipment is in remarkably good condition.
There is again a discrepancy between the shortwave schedules for URBONO relays given on the websites of WWL and WHRI respectively. The WWL version says that WHRI is using 11785 kHz Mon-Fri at 1200-1400 UTC and 15285 kHz Mon-Fri at 1400-2000 UTC. WHRI’s own schedule says that 5835 kHz is in use at 1200-1400 UTC. Additional transmissions have also been observed outside these hours.