As we’ve highlighted over the past several days, throughout September 11, 2001, people were inundated with coverage on their televisions and radios.
But that radio coverage was not only found on news stations, and within news departments.
At Classic Rock station Q 104.3/WAXQ, midday disc jockey Maria Milito was starting her day just as millions of others were forced to abruptly end theirs.
FishbowlNY spoke with Milito for our continuing series–9/11: New York Remembers.
“I walked to work while it was happening,” Milito says. “So I didn’t know what was going on.”
Before leaving her home on the West Side for the Midtown studios, Milito had only a slight inkling of trouble brewing, when she learned that a plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
But, Milito set out on her 20-minute walk, not giving it much credence—believing it was a rare accident, perhaps caused by the pilot having a heart attack.
“I kept hearing sirens and alarms, and [seeing] all these ambulances,” Milito recalls. “It was just too much at the same time.”