Emergency Alert System

State EAS Chair:
Mark Manuelian
WGBH
617 300-2026

mark_manuelian@wgbh.org 

EAS Rules
FEMA’s IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) page


National EAS Test

2022 National EAS Test information will be posted when/if a test is scheduled.

 

EAS Handbook (2021)

A new version of the EAS Handbook for 2021 has been released by the FCC.  This new version must be posted in place of the prior version.  The handbook “summarizes the actions to be taken by personnel at EAS Participant facilities upon receipt of an EAN, tests, or State and Local Area alerts.  Questions about the EAS test can be directed to the FCC’s Christina Clearwater at christina.clearwater@fcc.gov.

 

Massachusetts Operational Areas

 

MEMA

Op Area

Geo Area Primary Assignment Secondary Assignment Optional

Assignment

Local Primary Monitors
OA-1 Berkshire WBEC-FM WHYN-FM NOAA (Albany) WHYN-FM, Albany Station, NOAA(Albany)
OA-2

 

Connecticut Valley WHYN-FM WSRS-FM NOAA WSRS-FM, WBZ-AM, NOAA
OA-3 Central Massachusetts WSRS-FM WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ-AM & WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-4 Merrimac Valley WEEI-FM WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ-AM & WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-5

 

Metro Boston WBZ-AM WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ(AM or FM), NOAA
OA-6 Southeast Massachusetts WPLM-FM WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM NOAA WBZ-AM AND WBZ-FM, NOAA
OA-7

 

Cape and Islands WQRC-FM WPLM-FM NOAA WPLM-FM, WBZ-AM or WBZ-FM, NOAA

OA Map

2022 WBZ-FM EAS Required Monthly Test Schedule:

 

 

RMT is generated by WBZ-FM 98.5mHz