The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Paul Jurgens
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Paul Jurgens was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He joined the news staff of KFGO radio in 1983, and in 1985 he was named director of the five-person news division. KFGO has been recognized for its outstanding coverage of weather emergencies. At the time of the interview Jurgens lived in Fargo, North Dakota, with his family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The coverage of the flood at KFGO; difficulties the news personnel had in traveling to sites during the flood; strains placed on radio staff to maintain full-time, live coverage of the events. Jurgens feels that the flood emergency was a "career high point," but he also acknowledges that "the human tragedy and destruction was difficult to experience." Partly due to its flood coverage, KFGO was named the News-Talk-Sports station of the year for 1997 by the National Association of Broadcasters.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
35 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 110 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Jurgens, Paul
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry L.
Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/24/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 57
Accession Number AV1999.66.16
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'

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