Haitians and Hotel California

ianeagles-hotelcalifornia.jpgJohn Burnett at NPR’s All Things Considered did a story about the Haitian earthquake celebrating bravery, heroism and fortitude. Not for the rescue workers or doctors but for the employees at the only operational radio station, Signal FM 90.5.

Listen/read the whole story here.

In an eerie twist Burnett reports:

When the quake struck at 4:53 p.m. on Jan. 12, Signal FM was playing “Hotel California.” The Earth groaned and the building shuddered, but just before the DJ ran out, he had the presence of mind to hit the “repeat” button.

So for the first 30 minutes of Port-au-Prince’s descent into hell, the only thing you could hear on the radio was the Eagles’ standard – over and over and over.