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Independent Radio Voices Facing Budget Struggles to inform Listeners

If Wes Neighbors is reading the tea leaves correctly, independently owned local radio stations might have a bright future if the coronavirus doesn’t cause much more financial headache. Neighbors, a financial consultant by trade, owns 97.7 The Zone that carries sports talk and live events such as Auburn football, UAH basketball, and high school games. […]

Despite Increased Teleworking, Huntsville-area Internet Integrity ‘Among the Best’

West Coast researcher BroadbandNow published a study of the top 200 U.S. cities based on population regarding Internet performance and the numbers say Huntsville is “among the best.’’ That’s according to study author Tyler Cooper, the editor-in-chief at Los Angeles-based BroadbandNow. “Really, Huntsville’s among the best in terms of the network integrity (recently),’’ Cooper said. […]

Second Local Death Reported from Coronavirus; Number of Cases Stabilizes

Madison County officials Tuesday reported a second local death from the novel coronavirus that is paralyzing the country and most of the world, and Huntsville City Council President Devyn Keith announced a state-of-emergency extension that will last at least until April 27. But all news wasn’t negative at the latest daily COVID-19 press briefing at […]

Mayor Finley on COVID-19: ‘We Can’t Let Up’

Avoid coronavirus fatigue. That was a key talking point at Friday’s press conference with city and county officials regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of positive tests for the virus hasn’t exploded here — 117 in Madison County with one death — but authorities warn that everyone should stay focused on staying safe. “As we […]

Crestwood CEO: Surge in Confirmed Cases Possible

Local officials have a statement regarding the coronavirus pandemic: Brace for a possible wave. Madison County has 101 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with one death, but that could soon change. “We expect that number to continue to climb,’’ said Dr. Pam Hudson, CEO of Crestwood Medical Center, during a weekly update Tuesday that began this […]