December 26, 2013
Aaron Klein’s WABC Radio show experienced what the host called a “tech meltdown” while he was conducting a live, on-air interview with the lawyer who won an injunction against the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records.
Software used by the radio station dropped the guest, Larry Klayman, and listeners who had called in to ask Klayman questions were cut off in mid-sentence. Other callers could not be put on the air due to technical difficulties at the radio station.
Audio clips saved on an independent system played at the wrong time.
Klein’s headphones had massive feedback that could be heard on the air.
At one point, the WABC call screener said, “We lost control of the software. It’s all going nuts.”
The technical difficulties started on the show about 10 minutes prior to the Klayman interview. They subsided following the two segments that featured Klayman.