Stories behind the Images
18 September 2023
Season 11, Episode 09
Re-Imagined Radio remembers September 11, 2001, when four passenger airplanes were hijacked and turned into weapons. Behind televised images of New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, airline officials, air traffic controllers, and federal agents talked, frantically trying to learn what was happening, and determine how to stop it. Their telephone and radio communications were recorded. We sample them to share stories behind the images of 9/11.
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Written, Produced, and Hosted by John F. Barber
Sound Design, Music, and Post Production by Marc Rose, Fuse Audio Design
Promotional Graphics by Holly Slocum Design
Tuesday morning, 11 September 2001, four passenger airplanes left airports in Boston, New York, and Newark bound for California. These airplanes were hijacked and turned into weapons.
Two were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. One into the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania following a passenger revolt.
Endless television loops showed us the results. But not the many, simultaneous, stories evolving in real time behind these scenes as airline officials, air traffic controllers, and federal agents talked, frantically trying to learn what was happening, and determine how to stop it. Their telephone and radio communications were recorded. From those sources we offer this story of what happened behind the images of 9/11.
Special thanks to Maureen Keller, Syliva Lindman, and Brenda Alling for promoting this episode of Re-Imagined Radio.
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Name: 9/11 Radio Stories
Tagline: Stories Behind the Images
Description: Re-Imagined Radio presents "9/11 Radio Stories." We sample radio and telephone calls between air traffic controllers, airline officials, and federal agents as they learn what is happening, and how to respond, September 11, 2011, to share stories behind the images of 9/11.
Program type: Episodic
Media type: Radio broadcast, live stream, podcast
Premier broadcast and live stream: 18 September 2023, KXRW-FM (Vancouver, WA), KXRY-FM (Portland, OR)
Recording availability: Podcast
Recording specs: Audio, MP3, stereo, 44.1Hz, 320kbps
Recording name: rir-***.mp3
Categories: radio, drama, documentary, performance, story, fictional/non-fictional, holidays
Keywords: radio drama, storytelling, documentary, 9/11
Script: John F. Barber
Producer/Host: John F. Barber
Sound Design/Music Composition: Marc Rose