A riveting series of live radio reports and reflections on the assassination of JFK
WBAP-AM opened up a box of forgotten audio tapes of the Kennedy assassination and used them to reflect on what the event has meant to the citizens of Dallas. Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the assassination, the news staff tracked down and interviewed 40 people who were on the scene at the time. Then, pre-empting virtually all commercials, the station aired 7.5 hours of the original broadcasts on November 22, 2003, recreating what the station actually reported in real time. These riveting sequences give historical perspective to the tragedy as well as a glimpse of old-fashioned radio as the source of breaking news. This was a bold undertaking for a commercial news and talk radio station.
The news staff of WBAP-AM: Steve Cumming, Ellie Hogue, Lance Liguez, John Pendolino, Dan Potter, Jim Ryan, Allen Stone; Freda Ross-Finley, assistant news director; Rick Hadley, news director.