WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Partners With FEMA On New Emergency Studio In Hull

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 unveiled a new emergency studio on Friday that can stay on the air when other TV and radio stations can't.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Partners With FEMA On New Emergency Studio In Hull

HULL (CBS) — WBZ NewsRadio 1030 unveiled a new emergency studio on Friday that can stay on the air when other TV and radio stations can’t.

A bunker at the station’s 50,000-watt transmitter in Hull is now a small emergency broadcast studio, created as part of a big project with FEMA that is designed keep people informed in the event of an emergency.

“Things along the lines of attacks on the country, terrorist attacks, attacks on our infrastructure. But also, and maybe more likely, a big storm that would hit New England, knocking out power, knocking out the ability to get information in the normal ways that it is gotten now, including your smartphone. If your internet is down and you can’t connect to the internet, you can always listen to WBZ,” said WBZ anchor Ben Parker. “The folks at FEMA will allow us to broadcast no matter what the conditions, so make sure you always have that AM radio handy.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 anchor Ben Parker at the new emergency studio. (WBZ-TV)

The station includes increased sheltering capabilities, expanded broadcast capacity, and sustainable power generation for all types of hazardous events. The station is one of 77 to work with FEMA to provide emergency alerts in the case of a disaster.

According to WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s website, the studio is stocked with enough to live for 60 days, including food, beds and enough diesel to keep the broadcaster’s generators going.

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Carlos Correa On Alex Cora’s Emotions With Daughter: ‘I Know What They’ve Been Through’

In an interesting moment before Friday night's Game 1, it was notable when Carlos Correa was asked what was going through his mind when watching Alex Cora get emotional while hugging his daughter following the Red Sox' ALDS-clinching win over the Rays.

Carlos Correa On Alex Cora’s Emotions With Daughter: ‘I Know What They’ve Been Through’

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Alex Cora was certainly guilty of participating in a sign-stealing scheme executed by the 2017 Houston Astros en route to their World Series championship. Then the bench coach of the Astros, Cora has admitted as much numerous times since MLB handed out punishment last April.

Yet, the punishment was certainly distributed disproportionately. Despite MLB determining the operation was “player-driven and player-executed,” there were no players punished. Only Cora, then-manager A.J. Hinch, and then-GM Jeff Luhnow, were suspended after the investigation. The only player to suffer any consequences was Carlos Beltran, who had been named the Mets’ manager but ended up losing that opportunity.

The players on that team — Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, George Springer, Yuli Gurriel, and others — suffered no consequences for their actions, and didn’t even have to hear much jeering in the mostly empty-ballpark season of 2020.

So, in an interesting moment before Friday night’s Game 1, it was notable when Fox’s Ken Rosenthal asked Correa what was going through his mind when watching Cora get emotional while hugging his daughter following the Red Sox’ ALDS-clinching win over the Rays.

“It was a very emotional moment,” Correa said of his former bench coach in Houston and former manger in the World Baseball Classic. “I know what they’ve been through — obviously we’ve lived it, and I know what his daughter has been through. So for him to hug his daughter and embrace her and then have that special moment where he’s back in Major League Baseball and she’s back with him winning playoff series, it’s very special for that man. And I’m very happy for him and for his daughter, and you know what he’s done this year with with the Boston Red Sox.”

Correa played in 58 of the Astros’ 60 games last season, before playing in all 13 playoff games last fall, before playing in 148 games in 2021 and five playoff games (and counting) thus far in the postseason. He lost none of his salary during that time, of course.

REMINDER: Rob Manfred’s Ruling On Astros’ Cheating Scheme Had One Insane Conclusion

So while he and his teammates certainly heard some mean heckles in places like New York and Los Angeles, they didn’t quite live the same experience of Cora, who was banished from the sport for a full season.

Carlos Correa and Alex Cora during the 2017 World Series. (Photo by LG Patterson/MLB via Getty Images)

Nevertheless, it’s clear that despite Cora largely serving as a scapegoat for the “player-driven and player-executed” sign-stealing scheme, Correa still feels fondly about his former coach and fellow Puerto Rican.

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