Signal FM is the only Haitian radio
station to continuously broadcast during and after the powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake that ravaged
Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas on January 12. Signal’s online
news service kept operating as well. The station’s equipment, located in Petionville
(east of Port-au-Prince)
remained in service, withstanding, remarkably, tremors to the building and broadcasting
aerials. But the true credit goes to the station’s staff members, who made extraordinary efforts and great sacrifices to inform
the public during a period of chaos, the station’s managing director, Mario Viau, told CPJ.