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History:
(Wikipedia) United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans was a consortium of radio stations in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana, formed in response to the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. It began on 1 September 2005. Led by WWL-AM, the stations shared equipment, space, and personnel, and simulcast public affairs and public service programming—including efforts to reunite families.

The arrangement was unique in that it involved the cooperation of two large, rival media companies, Clear Channel Communications and Entercom Communications. Other participants included the Louisiana Network and independent stations KLCL in Lake Charles and KJEF in Jennings. It eventually included six stations broadcasting in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. It also broadcast over the Internet and on a few shortwave frequencies.

United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans was disbanded on 4 November 2005.

Media:
Good Morning, New Orleans The Daily Beast, 9/20/2005
The Radio Station That Could and Did, and Still Does, Help NYTimes.com, 9/5/2005
To Dick Lewis And the United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans: "You Were Awesome!" radioink.com, 11/21/2005
RADIO, Latin root radi, to emit beams like 'rays' Katrina and Emergency Radio Broadcasting Blog, 1/12/2008
Public Service Programming on United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans airchexx.com, 9/8/2005
The Ties That Bind American Journalism Review, 8-9/2006
United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans to continue Radio Netherlands Worldwide 9/28/2005

Video:
Clear Channel New Orleans Market Manager Dick Lewis discusses Hurricane Katrina and the United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans for the National Assn. of Broadcasters
Ray Romero and Aimee Lavespere of Clear Channel New Orleans discuss United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans for Elon University
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