The agency reacted to growing consumer complaints that TV and radio commercials are misusing EAS tones.
Twenty-five NPR-affiliated public radio stations throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas agreed to participate in the pilot project to transmit emergency alert messages.
Public warning has become an important role for radio as a first informer.
The presentation, "Local Media as First Informers: Effectively Using Wireless Emergency Alerts" explains how the alerts work with broadcasters.
The new PSAs promote Hurricane Preparedness Week, and an FCC waiver will allow the simulated test tones.
The audio network reaches more than 190 million weekly listeners.
The report says that the test overall was a success, but there are areas for improvement.
Emergency alert notification
Digital Alert Systems says it’s the first company to offer an EAS/CAP device that can deliver alerts in multiple languages.
The new model has all the features of the EAS911 but with a touch-screen user interface for operation and setup.
While not complete tones, some data can be decoded.
EAS and CAP decoder and encoder
The NASBA-NAB EAS Forum will be held in Washington on March 4, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the Ritz Carlton.
The FCC wants all stations to change the passwords on their EAS units from the default factory settings.
PEPAC is an industry organization made up of representatives of the approximately 80 Primary Entry Point stations.
The app provides access to iMap's current weather conditions, extended forecast, weather notifications, and live weather radar for the Alert FM home Zip Code plus additional locations.
Handheld EAS remote control
The system is CAP-compatible and IPAWS-compliant.
EAS station multiplexer
While the deadline has been known for some time, it's likely many stations are still not ready.
The webinar is titled "Getting Ready for CAP: Countdown to June 30."
With the June 30, 2012, CAP-compliance deadline looming, the DASDEC-II has been approved for station use.
TTS is now allowed - on a voluntary basis - for CAP.
Most stations are not affected by the FCC rule change. But if you are, here are some tips on how to deactivate it.