FEMA Says No National EAS Test Is Planned For This Year.

The national test of the Emergency Alert System has become a near-annual tradition since the first one was conducted in 2011. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will not conduct a nationwide EAS test in 2022. “It will not happen this year,” said Antwane Johnson, FEMA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator. “We are planning to […]

FCC Trying to Visualize New and Improved EAS

NAB sees no need for a “complex redesign” of EAS The National Association of Broadcasters believes many of the pieces needed to improve emergency alerting in the United States are already in place and no major overhaul of existing EAS is needed. The FCC’s pursuit of ways to improve the utility of EAS to more […]

Obituary for Suzanne Goucher

A remarkable woman left this world way too early on January 19th following a brief illness. The youngest of five children, she was born Suzanne Denise Goucher in Lewiston, ME to John and Mary Goucher on March 8, 1954. She was the loving wife of Charles Colegrove for 37 years. They made their home in […]

Sources: FEMA Plans To Bring Back National EAS Test This Summer.

INSIDE RADIO One year after the pandemic sidelined the now-annual national test of the Emergency Alert System, the Federal Emergency Management Agency expects to return to form this summer. Sources say FEMA is tentatively planning to conduct the national EAS test on Wednesday, Aug. 11 with a backup date of Wednesday, Aug. 25 to be […]

Security Issues Concerning Operation of EAS Equipment

I hope everyone is staying safe and abiding by the guidance concerning Covid-19. Second, most broadcast operations are now being handled off-site, which could create security problems. Hackers know this and can take advantage of these opportunities. Login and Password It stands to reason that engineers should review the station security features including firewalls, passwords […]

NJBA Warns About EAS Potential Failure

Radio World, EMILY M. REIGART Garden State’s current EMNET-EAS is more than a decade old and has become unreliable, association says The New Jersey Broadcasters Association sounded an alarm about New Jersey’s emergency alert system in its latest  e-newsletter, stating that “EAS failure” might occur as soon as the New Year unless something changes in the state. […]

FCC Gives Stations More Time To Update EAS Equipment.

INSIDE RADIO A later than expected release of a technical update to Emergency Alert System (EAS) hardware used by broadcasters has led the Federal Communications Commission to give stations more time to install the software without running afoul of its rules. Stations were to have had the update installed by Friday, Nov. 8. But the […]