Will This FCC Proposal End Up Hurting AM Radio?

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission proposed new rules to enhance the Wireless Emergency Alerts system. These rules aim to make the alerts available in over a dozen languages, include thumbnail-sized images and location-aware maps in alerts, and allow the option for alerts to be sent without the attention signal.

Under the proposed WEA rules, the public would have the option to receive alerts without the attention signal to prevent unnecessary opt-outs. The FCC also wants to set minimum performance requirements to ensure WEA reliability, accuracy, and speed benchmarks.

SOURCE: Radio Ink

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