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This is the original aircheck for the 5PMnews the day the mountain exploded. Although there had been much planning and expectation about volcanic activity, the sudden, powerful explosion sent area news organizations scrambling. Rough at times, it is still a testament to KGW's reporting of one of the largest news events in modern times.

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