EAS Advisory

Emergency Alert SystemThe Federal Communications Commission recently issued an advisory (DA 21-10) summarizing broadcaster obligations under the Emergency Alert System.  While none of the list are new obligations, reviewing it is a good way to ensure your station(s) are in good shape in case an inspector knocks at your door unexpectedly.

The advisory addresses such issues as:

  • What steps can EAS Participants take to improve their participation in EAS and ensure compliance with the FCC’s rules?
  • How does the EAS Participant receive a national level EAS message?
  • Which filings must EAS Participants submit for national level EAS tests?
  • What are the consequences for violating the Commission’s requirements?
  • What should consumers do if they do not receive an EAS alert or a transmitted message is not accessible? 

You can read the entire advisory here.


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