KCBS Radio Aircheck: 6 AM to 7 AM August 26, 1981

On August 25, 1981, a construction crew punctured a 16-inch natural gas gas pipeline within a block of KCBS Radio's Embarcadero Center studios in San Francisco. The leak went on for hours, forcing the evacuation of 30,000 people--including everyone from the KCBS Radio newsroom and studios.

The next morning, the station had returned to its facilities. Al Hart is the station's lead anchor, joined by Ken Ackerman. Chris Brecher is the traffic anchor. Reporters include Jerry Wilcox, Wilson van Alst, and Charlie Seraphin

This audio is from a collection of radio airchecks assembled by the late Bay Area radio engineer Mike Schweizer.