LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM - the most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America, announced a campaign to protect and insulate the U.S. power grid against an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) event or attack via nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and solar flares, all of which could endanger the lives of millions of Americans. The campaign launches on the heels of a recent report by scientists that Earth narrowly avoided a catastrophic X-class solar flare on July 23, 2012, which Noory reported on Coast to Coast AM two years ago.
As part of the campaign, Noory will regularly welcome scientific experts and government leaders to his program, which reaches more than three million weekly listeners, in an effort to inform the public about the vulnerability of America’s infrastructure and the need to retro fit the U.S. power grid, as well as the steps necessary to reduce the magnitude of an EMP event or attack. Leading independent news website WND (WorldNetDaily) has also signed on as an official partner, leveraging its reach of six million unique visitors each month and more than 40 million page views to support and promote the campaign. Noory will also seek Senate and congressional support.
“I implore all individual states, the President and members of Congress to immediately develop a plan to protect our power grid,” stated Noory. “The preservation of our great nation and the lives of its people are critical. It is not a matter of if, but when we will experience an EMP event or attack. We need to be ready now. I want to thank WND and Joseph Farah for joining this effort, which is imperative to our future."
WND founder and editor-in-chief Joseph Farah stated, “I’m so grateful to George Noory for recognizing the threat to our grid as the number one catastrophic threat to national security. If the grid goes down, it could spell the starvation deaths of tens of millions of Americans. It’s hard to top that threat. George Noory’s platform, coupled with WND’s, significantly raises the probability of getting Congress to take responsibility for addressing this threat, which, by all accounts, is not an expensive fix nor a technically difficult one. WND pledges its support to this important campaign.”
Noory kicked off the campaign by welcoming F. Michael Maloof, a former senior security policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and author of “A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe, to Coast to Coast AM for a two-hour conversation. Maloof, whose book is published by WND, discussed the potential dangers of an EMP event; why only a few members of Congress, the military and scientific community are issuing the warnings; and what we should be doing to protect the U.S. from the devastation of an EMP event or attack. Noory also recently welcomed William R. Forstchen, Professor of History and Faculty Fellow at Montreat College in North Carolina and author of One Second After, to discuss updates on the dangers of an EMP event, as well as steps to prepare. Audio from the interviews is available upon request.
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About George Noory
While hosting The Nighthawk on KTRS in St. Louis, George Noory was recruited by Premiere Networks to guest host Coast to Coast AM. He became the permanent host of the successful over-night program on January 1, 2003. Since then, Noory’s audience has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. Prior to his late-night show on KTRS, Noory had an extensive broadcast career. He started in radio at WCAR-AM in Detroit. From 1974-1978, he served as news producer and executive news producer at WJBK-TV. At age 28, he became the youngest major market news director in the country at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis. Noory was also the director of news planning and development at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, and he was news director at KSDK-TV in St. Louis and the recipient of three Emmy Awards while a news executive. Noory is also the author of Talking to the Dead (2011), Journey to the Light (2009) and Worker in the Light (2006), and can be seen as a frequent contributor to the History Channel series “Ancient Aliens.” In December 2012, GAIAM TV launched Beyond Belief with George Noory, a new TV show exploring the unknown and mysteries of the universe. The one-hour, weekly series is available exclusively on http://www.beyondbelief.com/. Noory was born, raised and educated in Detroit. He has three children and six grandchildren. He served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
WND.com, formerly known as WorldNetDaily, is the original independent news source on the Internet and remains the largest. It is one of the top 500 websites in the U.S. and founded as a committed watchdog on government waste, fraud, abuse and corruption. Farah is the only independent online news entrepreneur with a long track record in the press. He served for six years as the executive news editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, directing the news department of that major metropolitan daily newspaper. He served as editor-in-chief of the Glendale Newspapers, prior to serving as the editor-in-chief of the Sacramento Union before founding WorldNetDaily in 1997. Besides serving as the CEO of WND.com, he also runs WND Books, a wholly owned subsidiary, and WND Films. He is the author, co-author or collaborator of more than 13 books that have sold more than 5 million copies.