I need to keep a radio station running after an Apocalypse. There is no power grid of course.
Details of apocalypse are not entirely set in stone. The only rules to this question are those annotated below.
- No zombies.
- No power grid.
- Those who can not listen to this broadcast slowly lose their sanity.
- The broadcasts played by this station keeps people from going mad (the Madness).
- If the broadcast stops playing, you have a few hours before you go raving mad.
- The only survivors are those listening to this station.
- Everyone else has gone all sorts of mad, raving, & crazy, losing their self identity in various ways.
- The station owner knows these facts.
- So do the survivors (eventually)
- The station crew must keep the station transmitting even after loss of the power grid.
- They must maintain all required upkeep as well.
- The Station must listen to it's own broadcasts to stay sane.
- Any thing broadcast by the tower protects against the Madness.
- Once you succumb to the madness there's no recovery.
- If it's only been couple of hours without a broadcast and you haven't fully succumbed to the Madness, you might sometimes recover slowly by listening to the broadcast.
- It's only this station and none others that has this effect, and those outside of its range are doomed.
- Broadcast Range is perhaps 200 miles.
- Location is a made up small town near Savannah, Georgia.
- The broadcast must be playing within earshot while you sleep, or you wake up mad.
- The station is not the cause of the Madness.
- As I do not know with good knowledge all of the supplies needed in detail to run a Radio Station, all I can put out at this moment is the following :
a. There are multiple nearby military bases, and they have not been too looted.
b. The mad/crazy people don't use many supplies (if any), and they make up the majority of the population. This allows for extra resources.
c. Since not everyone listened to the station, only a few people are even active utilizing supplies. So resources are not scarce.
d. Supplies with shelf lives/expiration dates are unusable in some instances.
e. This is a simple small town with only a couple of fast food restaurants, some gas stations, and a Wally-Market.
NOW BACK TO THE QUESTION:
How do I keep my radio station running and supply power and other necessities?