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... Read More.
From the FCC: As we are all preparing for next week’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) on September 20th, just a reminder to broadcasters and cable providers not to air the audio attention signal for WEA... Read More.
The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. (EDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in this test. The EAS alert will be transmitted in English and Spanish... Read More.
On December 7, the Federal Communications Commission released an initial report on the nationwide Emergency Alert System Test held on September 27 of 2017. In total, more than 19,000 radio and TV broadcasters, cable systems and other... Read More.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced on May 19, a proposal to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect our nation’s law enforcement officers. Called... Read More.
New Release: January 20, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN – The Society of Broadcast Engineers has actively worked as a source of information for the Emergency Alert System since it was launched. As the system... Read More.
Deadline to complete Form One is August 26 On June 27, the Federal Communication Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau provided notice to all Emergency Alert System participants that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS)... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with other broadcasters associations representing 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, recently filed Joint Comments in the FCC’s rulemaking proceeding regarding proposed changes to the Emergency Alert System. We pointed out how state broadcasters associations played... Read More.
A survey of Massachusetts licensed radio and television broadcasters following the September 16 FEMA Regional EAS test suggests that the majority of broadcast stations in the Commonwealth received and forwarded the "NPT" code test without incident. The... Read More.