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Premier Ball Calls in the Army


 

Slug/Label Army Called to Help After Snowmageddon
Date Aired or Published January 18th 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: VOCM
Name of Program: VOCM Storm Watch
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Location: St. John's NL
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Running time (TV/Radio): 6:04

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

After being on air for almost 30 hours straight due to being stranded at the station along with a skeleton team, Greg Smith speaks with Premier Dwight Ball right after he decided it was time to call in the Canadian Army Reservists to help dig out after the storm of the Century dubbed, “Snowmageddon”.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

Our resources at this time were limited to the telephone as the city was in a State of Emergency. 8 staff members were stranded at the station for 50 hours and worked tirelessly to keep our listeners up to date.

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