When wildfires hit Southern California, all the airborne traffic reporters, like KNX's Jeff Baugh, switch from reporting Sig Alerts to giving their unique perspective, from thousands of feet in the air. KPCC's John Rabe talks with Baugh about covering the Station Fire.
FROM JEFF'S KNX ONLINE BIO:
A native New Yorker, I moved from NYC to LA in '79 and wound up being the DJ at the infamous "El Privado Room" at Carlos and Charlie's on the "Sunset Strip." With the mentoring and direction of a couple of key people in my life at that time, I finished a broadcast school, interned/board op'd at Power 106 and thru sheer luck got the job as a KFWB studio traffic reporter in 1988, quickly moving to Airborne reporter. I vowed to myself to bring new language to traffic reporting, not just state the obvious and try to help people thru various problems. Be it a closed freeway or a deadly earthquake, I continue that commitment today and into the future. Former United States Marine..."Semper Fi"...big USAC Sprint Car fan and still trying to find the "repeatable golf swing."