Two decades after two hijacked airliners struck New York’s Twin Towers, many of the reporters who covered the story that day, and in the weeks and months that followed, came together for the podcast Echoes from 9/11.
The joint project was produced by Audacy New York City all-news radio outlets WINS (1010) and WCBS (880) and features interviews and sound from current anchors and reporters including Lee Harris, Larry Kanter, Tom Kaminski, Glenn Schuck, Peter Haskell, Sean Adams and Al Jones, as well as former staffers Jeff Caplan, Judy DeAngelis, Kelly Edwards, CBS News correspondent Allison Keyes, “News 12” reporter Eileen Lehpamer, and the late Mary Gay Taylor.
“For me, it was sheer terror, when the events unfolded in New York City,” WCBS 880 anchor Wayne Cabot recalled. “The city I worked in and commuted to every single day.”
WCBS Traffic Reporter Tom Kaminski was airborne in Chopper 880 filing a report on Sept. 11, 2001 when he told anchor Pat Carroll that “something has happened here at the World Trade Center.” On the podcast he says that fateful day changed everyone. “Anyone who went through that day, whether you were in my position or you were a reporter, or you were just waiting for a family member, or you were a law enforcement or firefighter, something changed in you that day. On a molecular level something changed.”