Former Bloomberg Radio Morning Anchors Ben Farnsworth and Peter Schacknow Knew Something Was ‘Very, Very Wrong’ as They Covered 9/11
During an 11-year span in the 1970s and 1980s, Ben Farnsworth (left) was known to millions as the afternoon co-anchor at WCBS NewsRadio 88.
But it was at Bloomberg Radio/WBBR where Farnsworth informed listeners about the tragedy of 9/11.
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“It was just amazing,” Farnsworth says. “It just kind of came out of the blue.”
The day was even more bittersweet for the veteran Farnsworth.
“The irony is that 9/11 is my birthday,” Farnsworth tells FishbowlNY. “It certainly affects my life every year on my birthday.”
Farnsworth did morning drive with Peter Schacknow from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The team was only in its second week together when the attacks shocked the city.