Not only did Hurricane Sandy knock out power and flood coastlines last week, it also knocked out major media centers. WNYC’s AM station went off the air after its Kearney, NJ transmitter went out. The station is still broadcasting on FM—that transmitter atop the Empire State Building survived the storm.
According to Advertising Age, bridge and tunnel closures blocked delivery of The New York Times in parts of Queens, Long Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Time Warner Cable’s hub flooded but workers quickly restored the service after activating backup generators.