Inside Radio, one lobbyist says the disaster’s impact could have a “potentially huge” impact on the debate.
After spending two nights in her Birmingham home’s basement with a battery-powered, hand-crank radio, Alabama Broadcasters Association president Sharon Tinsley sees little left to debate. “Cell phones aren’t working — I can’t call my family in north Alabama,” she says. “If we had FM chips in cell phones, everyone would know what’s going on right now.”
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