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Mike DeWald Has Learned From News Radio’s Best Reporters

“If you lined up three stories and wanted to pick the best, it’s probably going to be the one that stuck with you.”

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In Santa Rosa, California there’s an ice rink once owned by cartoonist Charles M. Shulz, the guy that gave us Charlie Brown. It’s the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, more commonly known as Snoopy’s Home Ice. Mike DeWald told me he’s been skating at Charlie Brown’s place since 2010.

“It’s the best part of my week,” said Mike DeWald. “I don’t know what triggered my wanting to play. I guess I just wanted to try it. I played street hockey as a kid. One weekend I just went to the hockey store. It’s a pricey sport to get into, it all could have been a terrible mistake,” he joked. “Now I’m there three times a week. It’s sort of my way to unplug. You get away from everything. Sixty minutes of not having to think on those days.”

DeWald is a reporter with the Bay Area all-news station KCBS.

A good chunk of his life was spent producing The Drive with Steve Jaxon on KSRO for 13 years on  KSRO 1350-AM/103.5-FM. 13 years. That’s longer than most human marriages. Only Gray Wolves, Macaroni Penguins, and sandhill cranes tend to take their relationships as seriously.

Jaxon was very understanding of the move and DeWald’s need to take on a challenge. He probably figured it was time for the kid to spread his wings.

“I think Steve had a sense it would happen at some point,” DeWald explained. “It was tough for both of us.

They were on the same wavelength most of the time. That’s even more surprising when you consider DeWald was just 19 when he started working with Jaxon. They’re still friends and spend time together.

The fact DeWald went into any form of broadcasting may have surprised people who knew him when he was a kid.

“Early on I was the shyest person you ever met,” DeWald said. “You remember the shyest person you ever met? Well, I was shyer than that guy.

“I learned a lot from Steve. I learned about delivery, timing, and how to be comfortable with myself. Allow me to have my personality.”

DeWald said Jaxon had been a fixture in Sonoma County for a long time. He started as a music guy and worked at a bunch of stations from East Lansing to Austin.

“He had a vision of what he wanted to do,” DeWald said of Jaxon. “He wanted a heavy dose of lifestyle. He wanted artists, musicians, and people who did interesting things. Not unlike a late-night television show, only on radio.”

The show had a very exciting feel to it. They fed off each other’s energy. “To some extent, it was like, ‘let’s see how far we can push this.; We’ve crammed bands into the small studio space.”

I’m not sure if this is legal, but Jaxon once had a camel come into his studio. It was broadcast live on Facebook.

“That’s one of the funniest things I can remember,” DeWald said. “It was so messy. The camel destroyed the hallway, with mud everywhere. Our boss was on vacation and had the proverbial house to ourselves. If he knew we had a camel in the studio, we’d have been dead.”

It was so messy DeWald had to call a cleaning service and told them he had an emergency.

“They showed up at the station the next morning and I was already there.”

Jaxon may or may not have thrown DeWald under the camel, so to speak. The reason the camel was there in the first place is that a local ranch raises therapy animals.

“Every couple of months we’d have somebody from the ranch to talk about an animal on the air,” DeWald said. “A lot of times it was a serval cat. We had a skunk one time that had been de-skunked. We’d learn about the animal.”

DeWald said a regular guest on Jaxon’s show was comedian Paul Mecurio. He’s the guy who warms up the audience for Late Night With Stephen Colbert on CBS. He does the same for The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

“We had Paul on the show a ton of times,’ DeWald explained.

Mecurio was able to get DeWald tickets to see Colbert’s show in New York City. He said it was unbelievable to see all the show action in real-time.

“It’s much smaller than you’d think,” he said. The desk was small. The chairs were small. Even Stephen Colbert looked small.”

Mecurio warmed up audiences for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

“Paul brought us backstage after the show and we were going out for drinks,” DeWald explained. “He had to do something and told us to wait in the kitchen and that he’d be right back. We didn’t know what to do. So we were just standing around.”

Suddenly, in walks Jon Stewart, just milling around backstage doing whatever Jon Stewart does after a show.

“He was so cool,” DeWald remarked. “Jon Stewart is the most down-to-earth guy you could imagine. We didn’t want to bother him, but he approached us and started talking. He was talking about Paul and his kids. It was just one of those moments when you see yourself outside your body, hovering around.”

DeWald started in radio at 17 as a high school junior at Santa Rosa’s active rock station KXFX before moving to the News/Talk side, producing several shows on KSRO.

He scored an internship at 101.7 The Fox.

“I just jumped in,” DeWald said. “I excelled at the technical aspects of the job. Then a strange meeting. When the internship was completed, the first-morning show guy DeWald worked with escorted him to the GM’s office.

“I wasn’t sure where this was going,” DeWald said. He couldn’t be fired as technically wasn’t an employee. He also knew he performed his job well during his internship.

It was a conversation, not a formal interview. A get-to-know-you talk, as DeWald described it.

“I didn’t know what a job in radio entailed at the time, so it wasn’t my greatest performance,” recalled DeWald. “I think I made just enough of impression to keep my foot in the door for a call for an opening a year later.”

DeWald started with a part-time job opening at KCBS Radio in early 2020. It was a lot of work on the production side like scheduling interviews. After nine months they started letting him cover press conferences, and mold that coverage into a wrap.

“I was lucky because one of the reporters, Holly Quan, took me under her wing,’ DeWald explained. “She said ‘do this, try this, and don’t do that.’  She was an incredible mentor. I tried to learn as much as I could. I’ve worked with so many great reporters and editors, I tried to learn something from all of them.”

Some stories jump out at you when written and delivered in a special way. DeWald said he tried to key in on what made each reporter he worked with successful, and tried to harness it to form his own style and identity.

“Some reporters are very good at getting to the heart of the story,” DeWald explained. “They seem to discover what’s new and important and hone in on that.”

He described how some reporters excel at working with natural sound. Some can build an atmosphere and add it to the story. It could be a car door slamming, birds chirping, or dishes crashing.

“The really good reporters can be both informative and authoritative, but also conversational,” DeWald said. “They can present that story memorably. If you lined up three stories and wanted to pick the best, it’s probably going to be the one that stuck with you.”

The reporting role at KCBS Radio turned full time in 2022, with DeWald taking on a combination of AM Drive and weekend air shifts.

While many journalism graduates see themselves as the next big media personality, DeWald had no such aspirations. During his junior year in high school, he loved the production side of music. He thought the producer job was the coolest thing in the world. He loved the idea of creating things. Running a board. Engineering.

The first show DeWald produced was The David Glass Show in 2006. Glass was all about politics.

“A brilliant guy and thorough interviewer,” DeWald said. “He prepped like a madman and gave me a lot of exposure to the news side.”

After graduating from Sonoma State in 2010 with an economics degree.

“I think it has all just played out the way it was supposed to. I’m glad it went this way.  I just hope it keeps going and I’m thankful for my start.

A pinch-me moment for DeWald happened when an interview had been arranged with President Jimmy Carter, who was on a book tour.

It was huge for the station but DeWald may have been too young at the time to understand how big it was. Didn’t appreciate the moment.

“I remember whoever was on the other line saying, ‘Hold for the President.’ I still get chills from that.”

He said President Carter was kind and generous with his time.

“I think he gave us 15 minutes,” DeWald said. “He didn’t care, we were just a smaller station. He took his time with us. Carter is a man among men.”

DeWald said reporting in the field has forced him out of other comfort zones and perhaps made him more outgoing, especially during 2017’s Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, at the time the most destructive fire in California’s history. He’s a man truly enamored with the power of radio.

“I go out to a fire zone and describe what I’m seeing,” he said, “but to have it be the devastation of your own community, it’s incredibly difficult.”

During a fire, DeWald got calls from stations all over the world hungry for a first-hand account. He got calls from Germany. From England.

“Here I was doing all these live hits with Europe. I didn’t have an official template to rely on and was learning on the fly. After a few of those types of stories, I think I developed a strong foundation of reporting, thankfully I was able to bring it full circle at KCBS.”

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Tucker Carlson Sees Ratings Surge With January 6th Videos

The Mar. 7th edition (4.165 million) topped all cable telecasts in total viewers that week.

Doug Pucci



Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight has featured the host’s many polarizing claims. The ones made on the Mar. 6th and 7th editions of his show could be labeled as among the most controversial.

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had granted Carlson exclusive access to over 40,000 hours of January 6th security camera footage. On his FNC show across those two aforementioned evenings, Carlson denied an insurrection had taken place at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; instead, it was “mostly peaceful chaos”, most who were there were mere “sightseers”, and that the footage provided “conclusive” evidence “proving” Democrats “lied” about the events of that day.

On the Senate floor on the morning of Mar. 7, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called Carlson’s Mar. 6th show “one of the most shameful hours we have ever seen on cable television.”

The immense reach that Carlson’s rhetoric regularly attracts justified the high concern and swiftness of the condemnation and backlash. One glance at the ranks of the week’s top cable news programs at the end of this article, or any of this site’s past weekly news ratings items, can glean how highly popular Carlson is in, not only the cable news world, but also, the entire television landscape.

According to Nielsen Media Research, the Mar. 7th edition (4.165 million) topped all cable telecasts in total viewers that week and matched the live plus same-day total viewing figures for the 17th-ranked broadcast network show of the week ending Mar. 12, the CBS procedural East New York.

Carlson also took the week’s No. 2 and No. 3 spots on cable in total viewers; within the key 25-54 demographic, its Mar. 6th and 7th editions were tops for non-sports cable programs (it ranked 17th and 18th, respectively, in the demo with sports included, mostly from men’s college basketball conference tournament coverage on various outlets).

For Mar. 6-10, Tucker Carlson Tonight averaged 3.568 million total viewers, 469,000 with adults 25-54 and 312,000 with adults 18-49 — the program’s highest-rated week in all metrics since the week of the 2022 midterm elections (Nov. 7-11, 2022).

As a backdrop to all of this, it was revealed on Mar. 7 — due to the legal filings made public as part of Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News — that Carlson privately messaged colleagues he loathed Donald Trump and his presidency. (The release of that communication received no coverage at FNC.)

Cable news averages for March 6-12, 2023:

Total Day (Mar. 6-12 @ 6 a.m.-5:59 a.m.)

  • Fox News Channel: 1.359 million viewers; 172,000 adults 25-54
  • MSNBC: 0.673 million viewers; 71,000 adults 25-54
  • CNN: 0.408 million viewers; 81,000 adults 25-54
  • HLN: 0.155 million viewers; 41,000 adults 25-54
  • CNBC: 0.111 million viewers; 27,000 adults 25-54
  • Fox Business Network: 0.104 million viewers; 12,000 adults 25-54
  • The Weather Channel: 0.101 million viewers; 18,000 adults 25-54
  • Newsmax: 0.083 million viewers; 7,000 adults 25-54

Prime Time (Mar. 6-11 @ 8-11 p.m.; Mar. 12 @ 7-11 p.m.)

  • Fox News Channel: 2.237 million viewers; 274,000 adults 25-54
  • MSNBC: 1.088 million viewers; 108,000 adults 25-54
  • CNN: 0.443 million viewers; 95,000 adults 25-54
  • HLN: 0.199 million viewers; 53,000 adults 25-54
  • CNBC: 0.145 million viewers; 36,000 adults 25-54
  • The Weather Channel: 0.131 million viewers; 21,000 adults 25-54
  • Newsmax: 0.094 million viewers; 11,000 adults 25-54
  • NewsNation: 0.087 million viewers; 15,000 adults 25-54
  • Fox Business Network: 0.058 million viewers; 10,000 adults 25-54

Top 10 most-watched cable news programs (and the top programs of other outlets with their respective associated ranks) in total viewers:

1. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Tue. 3/7/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 4.136 million viewers

2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Mon. 3/6/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 3.695 million viewers

3. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Wed. 3/8/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 3.622 million viewers

4. The Five (FOXNC, Tue. 3/7/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 3.300 million viewers

5. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Thu. 3/9/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 3.289 million viewers

6. The Five (FOXNC, Wed. 3/8/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 3.187 million viewers

7. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Fri. 3/10/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 3.099 million viewers

8. The Five (FOXNC, Mon. 3/6/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 3.004 million viewers

9. The Five (FOXNC, Thu. 3/9/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.982 million viewers

10. The Five (FOXNC, Fri. 3/10/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.911 million viewers

24. Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, Mon. 3/6/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 2.253 million viewers

170. Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO, Fri. 3/10/2023 10:01 PM, 58 min.) 0.765 million viewers

178. Erin Burnett Outfront (CNN, Tue. 3/7/2023 7:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.698 million viewers

334. The Daily Show “Mar 8, 23 – Marlon Wayans” (CMDY, Wed. 3/8/2023 11:00 PM, 30 min.) 0.408 viewers

359. Last Week Tonight (HBO, Sun. 3/12/2023 11:05 PM, 34 min.) 0.348 million viewers 

388. Varney & Company (FBN, Fri. 3/10/2023 10:00 AM, 60 min.) 0.297 million viewers

392. Forensic Files (HLN, late Fri. 3/10/2023 12:30 AM, 30 min.) 0.290 million viewers

441. Fast Money Halftime Report (CNBC, Mon. 3/6/2023 12:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.241 million viewers

478. Heavy Rescue: 401 “(511) No Other Choice” (TWC, Sat. 3/11/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.221 million viewers

492. Newsnation: Rush Hour (NWSN, Mon. 3/6/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.215 million viewers

Top 10 cable news programs (and the top  programs of other outlets with their respective associated ranks) among adults 25-54:

1. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Mon. 3/6/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.565 million adults 25-54

2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Tue. 3/7/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.556 million adults 25-54

3. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Wed. 3/8/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.467 million adults 25-54

4. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Thu. 3/9/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.395 million adults 25-54

5. Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, Fri. 3/10/2023 8:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.365 million adults 25-54

6. The Five (FOXNC, Tue. 3/7/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.363 million adults 25-54

7. Hannity (FOXNC, Tue. 3/7/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.361 million adults 25-54

8. The Five (FOXNC, Thu. 3/9/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.341 million adults 25-54

9. The Five (FOXNC, Wed. 3/8/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.340 million adults 25-54

10. Gutfeld! (FOXNC, Tue. 3/7/2023 11:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.330 million adults 25-54

39. Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, Mon. 3/6/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.219 million adults 25-54

74. The Daily Show “Mar 8, 23 – Marlon Wayans” (CMDY, Wed. 3/8/2023 11:00 PM, 30 min.) 0.179 million adults 25-54

102. Low Country: Murdaugh Dynasty “2. Something In The Road” (CNN, Sat. 3/11/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.152 million adults 25-54

165. Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO, Fri. 3/10/2023 10:01 PM, 58 min.) 0.115 million adults 25-54

195. Forensic Files (HLN, late Fri. 3/10/2023 1:00 AM, 30 min.) 0.105 million adults 25-54

222. Last Week Tonight (HBO, Sun. 3/12/2023 11:05 PM, 34 min.) 0.097 million adults 25-54

344. Shark Tank “Shark Tank 1102” (CNBC, Mon. 3/6/2023 9:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.070 million adults 25-54

498. Heavy Rescue: 401 “(508) This Aint Gonna Be Pretty” (TWC, Sat. 3/11/2023 5:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.047 million adults 25-54

505. Kudlow (FBN, Fri. 3/10/2023 4:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.045 million adults 25-54

552. Newsnation Prime (NWSN, Sun. 3/12/2023 7:00 PM, 60 min.) 0.039 million adults 25-54

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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Jayme West Grew From Small-Town Arizona Reporter to KTAR Anchor

“I think my radio job was paying $4 bucks an hour. You did not make a lot of money in a small town. I was always broke.”

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It’s natural for a young reporter to dream of being part of that huge story. You hope to cover the monumental event that puts your mark on journalism. Jayme West is a news anchor and co-host with Jim Sharpe on Arizona’s Morning News on 92.3FM KTAR. West learned there are stories embedded in your mind, details that will never diminish. The most memorable story for West was the aftermath of 9/11.

West traveled with Phoenix firefighters to New York. The first flight out of Phoenix after the terrorist attack was ten days out. As they drove down Lexington Avenue near the armory, every available light post was covered with posters of the faces of missing people. It was horrible, but I am honored to be part of that historic event.

“We went to ground zero and it was an incredible experience,” West said. “In the taxi from the airport to Manhattan, every available space was covered with an American flag. I’d just been to the top of the Trade Center three years before. To see it all reduced to a ten-story rubble, so compacted, it was disturbing.”

West remembers grabbing a cup of soup from one of the many food trucks that were feeding those on the ‘pile.’

“I was about to sit down on the threshold of a door, and I wiped the cement.  Then it hit me. The ashes from the seat could have been ashes of a human life.”

Delivering her 9/11 stories to Phoenix was difficult at times, but she had a job to do. West was there to relate to listeners what the Red Cross from Phoenix was doing. She talked with firefighters on the ‘pile.’ West described what was taking place at the Javits Center. To help listeners visualize what was going on.

West’s family moved to a small town, Pinetop-Lakeside. In high school, she always listened to the radio. In her bedroom was a record player with a microphone. West pretended she was running a radio station, spinning records, introducing songs.

When West finished high school, there were very few jobs for women in radio in town. “I played 45s,” she said. “I was not allowed to play two female artists in a row at the station. I learned everything there. We didn’t get free concert tickets. It was such a small town we didn’t get concerts.”

Spinning records was fine, but once she started doing news she loved it for several reasons.

“My parents were always behind me,” West said. “I think my radio job was paying $4 bucks an hour. You did not make a lot of money in a small town. I was always broke. Only one time did my father ask me if radio was the right career. But he never discouraged me from being in radio.”

While searching for news each morning, West said Twitter can be a solid source.

“I trust Twitter for news that is happening right at that moment,” West said. “With all the technology the news is right there. We won’t report on all of it, only what we can confirm. I started with a teletype. Ripped stuff off the AP wire. It’s amazing how much easier it has made my job.”

West said she does miss being out on the streets working on stories. Working leads with other reporters.

“I’m not out in the field anymore,” she said. “I monitor government agencies and law enforcement agencies.”

After thousands of stories, West has a few she can easily recall.

“British Airways was announcing their new Boeing 777,” she said. “We flew to London on a 747 and came back on the new 777. When we got to the airport they had the fire engines spraying water arches when we came through.”

West talked her way into the trip by telling her bosses she was doing a story on Yuma lettuce. Describing to listeners how the leafy vegetable made the trip from Arizona to the shelf in London the following day.

“While I was there we visited Piccadilly Square. We’d ask Londoners what they thought Arizona was like. One woman told us it’s where people cook beans, like in western movies. ‘It’s so hot there,’ they’d tell me. ‘If you don’t have an air conditioner you’ll die.’”

West didn’t attend college, but she could have. What she wouldn’t get in the classroom she made up for on the job.

“My experience came from life. From moments in history. I’ve met historical figures. I don’t regret missing college at all.”

West covered serial killers roaming the valley in 2008, the Serial Shooters. Two men were killing people at random. West spent time embedded with the Phoenix Police Department homicide division. She was with a detective from the initial call of a murdered woman. 

“I went to the crime scene,” West said. “The woman was a waitress at Denny’s. She won $1,200 at the casino and drove home where she was robbed and killed. I went to her autopsy, and we searched for bullet fragments in her car. We notified the family. It took a couple of years to catch the murderer.”

She was asked to witness an execution at a prison. She declined the invitation.

“That’s one of those unforgettable moments in life,” West said. “I realize they do need media witnesses, but I did not want that memory in my brain. I had the chance to fly with the Blue Angels but didn’t do it. No way I was going to barf on a fighter jet.”

For 20 years West has hosted Silent Witness on KTAR. This is a show that covers unsolved crimes and asks the public for help.

“I’ve been told it has been successful, but they can’t tell us specifics,” West said.

West and her husband purchased a cabin two hours north of Phoenix in Strawberry, Arizona. “When we want an escape, that’s where we go.”

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Media Turns Attention to Mississippi After Deadly Tornadoes

Rick Schultz



As most Americans were winding down their work week in anticipation of a restful spring weekend, many unsuspecting Mississippi residents were hit with a blow of destruction that will change their lives forever.

Just after sundown on Friday, deadly tornadoes tore through the Magnolia State, taking the lives of dozens and causing massive damage through a 100-mile path across the state.

Hours later, Griff Jenkins detailed the emerging story on Saturday’s Fox News Live.  He welcomed Rev. Franklin Graham, President of the humanitarian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and the two discussed the natural disaster and the immediate needs of the impacted citizens. 

“We have people on the ground right now, we have equipment en route, we will be set up this time tomorrow. We’ll be taking volunteers, trying to help people find their things and try to recover as much as they can,” Graham began. “But Griff, the most important thing right now is prayer. As the Governor, Tate, has said, the devastation will be felt forever in these communities. As is the loss of life, 23 people and the number will probably go up.” Sadly it has, in the few days since.

Since 1970, the world has grown accustomed to Samaritan’s Purse quickly offering assistance in times of trouble, both domestically and abroad. The group models its mission around Jesus’ command to “Go and Do Likewise,” after the Samaritan helped the hurting man that others had passed by in Luke’s Gospel.

“People need prayer that God would just comfort their hearts and He’d put his loving arms around them during this very difficult time,” Graham said. “The houses can be rebuilt after time. Businesses will come back after time. Those things can be fixed with time. But the loss of life, that’s so difficult and it’s going to be felt for a long time, as the Governor said, forever. And I agree with Governor Tate, we need to pray for the people.”

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) earlier had issued a statement which said, in part, “please pray for God’s hand to be over all who lost family and friends.”

For his part, Jenkins seemed to understand that God can often be heard best during times of tumult and difficulty.

“Prayer so important for people facing a very uncertain future,” Jenkins noted, as he recalled encountering Samaritan’s Purse in other disaster-ridden parts of America over the years. “If you can for our viewers, explain the challenges of getting in there and dealing with the destruction, and how you can help people.”

“First, we go in and we meet with the local officials, FEMA. We want to get their input and we don’t want to go down and get in people’s way,” Graham said. “We want to go to an area that certainly needs our help, where people haven’t gone. There will be other volunteer groups going in – Convoy of Hope and people like that will be responding – and so we all coordinate and we all work together.”

Graham said his organization basically spreads out and helps people in the most pragmatic ways possible.

“We’ll just go in and assess it and start helping,” he said. “We bring in volunteers. If a person’s house has been flattened, they’re looking maybe for a wedding ring or for pictures. Things that can’t be replaced. And our volunteers we’ll go in and help go through the rubble of the home, trying to find the valuables.

“Houses that just lost a roof but are still standing, we’ll have tarps so we can get the house back in the dry to keep it from being further damaged. The list just goes on and on, but we’ll take work orders and we go and help people that are asking for help. And we’ll be there. We’ll be there for some time, Griff. This is a bigger storm. You know, over a hundred miles and it’s just massive.”

Fox rolled footage of the destruction from Rolling Fork, Mississippi, which showed bridges, homes, roads and vehicles utterly destroyed.

“The first thing, for the local officials, this is search and rescue,” Graham said, noting that Samaritan’s Purse has been helping in similar conditions in Turkey since last month’s earthquake. “You’ve got to try to find people that may still be alive under the rubble. So you have to just stay out of the way and let the local authorities do what they do.

“And tomorrow things will begin to open up where we can come in and start helping the homeowners. But right now it’s search and rescue, and we need to pray for them. That if there’s somebody alive that God would direct them to them and get them out of that rubble right now, because time is very important.”

“ if you want to try and help and support Samaritan’s Purse. They are among the best in situations like this. And certainly bringing a lot of relief to those who need it the most right now ,” Jenkins concluded. “And of course, as you said Reverend – prayers, prayers for this community and all of those affected in this hundred mile path.”

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