KCBS Radio Coverage: 1981 San Francisco Financial District Gas Leak August 25, 1981

The News Vault from KCBS Radio
Friday, January 24th
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. This edited version of live coverage reveals the challenges facing the broadcast team.