In Case Of Cuban Attack, Turn On Mic: Charlotte’s Secret Radio Studio

Cuban_missilesThis week, President Obama announced that he intends to remove Cuba from a list of countries that sponsor terrorism. It’s just the latest step in a thawing of relations between two countries that were once on the brink of a nuclear crisis.

To that end, here’s one of my favorite stories from my time at WCNC-TV. Back in 2012, I got a tour of a once-secret radio studio in Charlotte that was built by the U.S. Government in case of a nuclear attack from Cuba (or any other hostile nation). According to the engineer in charge, Cuba knew about it, and once had its missiles pointed… at us: