UPDATE: KSBJ President Tim McDermott checks in with HisAir.Net.
“Our home is flooded – so are several of our staffs. We are currently off the air on both KSBJ and NGEN. We will get through this. Strange peace and hope today. Our “dream” home flooded – 18 inches so far. But I’m okay. The most important stuff are my wife and kids and we are okay. We will get through this. Thanks for your prayers – and if you want come help take out carpet and sheetrock in a few days..”
KSBJ/Houston Traffic Reporter Bill Ingram checks in with HisAir.Net regarding Hurricane Harvey. KSBJ has been providing coverage for listeners including hope and encouragement on the air and on social media during this most difficult time. Bill says, “When reporting on Harvey… when I give the bad news about Harvey, I try to remind our listeners, God is bigger than Harvey, and God will be long after Harvey is gone.”
As far as KSBJ employees Duane Allen and his wife Sharon have been flooded out of their home, including both vehicles. KSBJ PD Ty McFarland is afraid he and his family will get flooded out… also a number of KSBJ employees live in the Kingwood area, and Kingwood is getting flooded.
Bill adds, “the big problem now, is not so much the rain, but the swollen rivers, Bayous (there are 19 of those) creeks and streams that are rising to historic heights. I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve been through a lot of hurricanes and tropical storms… this is the worst I’ve ever seen.”
The KSBJ studios are okay, but the main transmitter is under water.