Over the weekend, I read Mark Washburns article, “WBT is our designated voice of doom” in the Charlotte Observer. In it, I found out that in 1963 federal engineers built a bomb shelter underneath the transmitter builder for WBT (am radio) located in Charlotte, NC!
Wow! Talk about the voice of doom! Seriously? A bomb shelter? Hey, but that’s ok, because now when Reece voices his concern over the end of the world in 2012, I can tell him, “No worries, we will just drive over to WBT and use their bomb shelter and we will be fine!”
I can also tell him to practice his radio voice because just recently federal engineers constructed two buildings near the transmitter. What’s inside? According to Washburn, everyone is keeping their lips sealed. However, WBT was selected to receive an emergency transmitter from the government because they can reach both Carolinas.
Emergency broadcasting can be very helpful in natural disasters, acts of terrorism or war…According to Washburn, these buildings are “shielded against the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear weapon…” and “… hardy enough to should hurricane winds.” So, WBT, if we have a nuclear attack, a terrorist attack, or the end of the world in 2012, I will volunteer to take my family into the shelter and broadcast all the details for you. You won’t even have to pay me!
What do you think? Is it a deal?