The Deadline Passed — But You Should Still Register for the ETRS

Several weeks after the registration deadline, ETRS is still accepting registrations and Form 1 filings September 16, 2016
WASHINGTON — If your station hasn’t yet registered in the Federal Communication Commission’s ETRS system, do so now.
 
The deadline passed in late August, but a commission spokesperson emphasized that any EAS participants that have not yet registered should do so immediately.
 
All EAS participants are required to participate in the upcoming Sept. 28 national EAS test. Several weeks after the registration deadline, ETRS is still accepting registrations and Form 1 filings. 
 
During the registration process, the commission has hoped to smooth out some difficulties that registrants faced by implementing a series of webinars, as we reported.
 
It is not yet known how many EAS participants had registered by the late August deadline because the staff is still processing filings and no final registration numbers are available, but at least 20,000 filings were initially submitted. (Some EAS participants may have multiple filings in the system.) 
 
A version of this article originally appeared on the website of Radio World, sister publication of Radio magazine. 
 
 

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