Since Oct 8, 2001
All information is subject to change. Many stations are relying on their corporate parents to configure and maintain Internet streaming. Because of the intense interest in the feeds, they may be unavailable at times because of network congestion or a problem feeding the video to the streaming servers.
Most stations are concluding their broadcasts at 10:30pm CDT. WDSU and WJTV have been staying on 24 hours, so once the others sign off for the evening, those are your options.
WWL-TV New Orleans - WWL-TV is operating from studios in Baton Rouge and from what looks like their transmitter site near New Orleans. CBS has a relay during the morning and afternoon. When available, use the CBS relay first as they have greater streaming capacity. WWL will sign off at around 11:00pm CDT and resume at 5:30am CDT.
WDSU-TV New Orleans - The news staff has started to return to temporary news studios near New Orleans. However, expect evening coverage from Hearst-Argyle sister stations WAPT Jackson and WESH Orlando when the New Orleans staff needs to take a break.
WPMI-TV Mobile, AL - WPMI is webcasting from 5:30am - 10:30pm CDT. When off air, you can view pre-recorded reports on demand. This feed is often unreliable.
WKRG-TV Mobile, AL - This station is providing good coverage of the situation to the east in Mississippi and Alabama. However, the station is now signing off at around 10:30pm CDT like WWL and WPMI.
WTOK-TV Meridian, MS - This station is streaming news about Katrina for residents in eastern Mississippi and western Alabama. Like most other stations, they are now signing off at around 10:30pm CDT. No streaming is available when they are off the air.
WJTV-TV Jackson, MS - The CBS affiliate in Jackson is providing live coverage for both the Jackson area and south Mississippi (knowing a lot of media in that area is off the air).
Gulf Coast Storm Network (Clear Channel Radio) - Clear Channel offers radio listeners across the gulf coast access to a simulcast emergency radio service. This service seems primarily focused on Alabama and Mississippi, but does cover Louisiana to some degree.
WWL-AM 870 New Orleans: Although they do not stream, residents across the south should be able to receive WWL on a decent AM radio. They have resumed 50,000 watts of power after dealing with damage from Katrina and are once again putting a decent signal across the south.
WWL's coverage will be simulcasted on all of Clear Channel's, Citadel's, and other assorted New Orleans stations. The companies will be pooling resources, air personalities, and personel to keep LIVE 24 hour coverage on-going during the disaster. Unfortunately, there is no streamed access to this programming - either the affiliates don't stream or, in the case of Clear Channel, their master streaming control center is/was in New Orleans and is out of service.
Streaming Media Links
WWL-TV (via CBS - off the air for tonight): http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/videoplayer/newVid/small_player/cbsnews_videoplayer.shtml?clip=LiveWebCast&BaseName=livenews&title=CBS$@$News$@$Live$@$Webcast&castNum=1&mediaType=wmv
WTOK-TV (follow the link on the home page): http://www.wtok.com/
Gulf Coast Storm Network (radio): http://www.stormalert.net/main.html#