Triad Country Radio Station Reacts To Las Vegas Shooting

Triad Country Radio Show Rocked By Shooting

The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas has many in the country music community shocked. 

There were more than 50 people killed and more than 500 injured.  It happened on the final day of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.  Headliner Jason Aldean was playing his show when shots were fired.  Police say the shooter was 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who took his own life after firing into the crowd.

"I think I'm still like a lot of people just trying to comprehend the sheer numbers of it and the fact that it's thousands of people at a country music concert just wanting to have a good time and something like this happens. "It's just unconscionable," says Casey Carter, Program Director for Q 104.1 WTQR, the Triad's i Heart Music country music station. 

Carter says there were actually people from the Triad who won tickets to the festival.  She says they've all been accoutned for, but it's still something that's rattling the whole country music community.

She was given a "safe list" this morning, marking that all the bands and their crews at the venue were safe after the shooting.  Carter says she knew some of the people wokring the show personally.

"You're relieved that you see these people on there and you know they're safe but there's that part of you that's so heartbroken because you have this list in the first place."
 

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