The live radio broadcasts from the U.S. Senate that got under way on Wednesday will be carried here on local cable TV systems, cable TV representatives said Thursday.
The radio coverage is actually an audio feed provided by Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) which makes it available to cable television systems that, in turn, can carry the proceedings on one of their open channels if they wish.
C-SPAN officials in Washington said Thursday they did not know of any radio stations planning to carry the Senate broadcasts at the moment.
C-SPAN said that while several California cable TV systems are picking up the Senate broadcasts, they knew of only two in Southern California: Storer Cable in Anaheim and Tribune Cable in Lakewood. Tribune is airing the Senate sessions on Channel 36, and a Storer spokesman said they'll begin the broadcasts in the near future on Channel 8.