Well, it seemed that the Emergency Alert System (EAS) test today had a few areas where it wasn’t as successful as many had hoped. Some people heard Lady Gaga, some people heard static and buzzing, some people had no interruptions of their programming.
Do not be afraid! If the Emergency Alert System test had worked as publicized there would be no reason to continue the testing on a more regular basis until the federal government is able to interrupt your broadcasting without fear that their message will not be heard!
“The nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System test was administered and the FCC and FEMA are currently collecting data about the results. This initial test was the first time we have tested the reach and scope of this technology and what additional improvements that should be made to the system as we move forward. Only through comprehensively testing, analyzing, and improving these technologies can we ensure an effective and reliable national emergency alert and warning system. We thank all of our partners who made this test possible and look forward to working with all our stakeholders to improve this current technology and build a robust, resilient, and fully accessible next generation alerting system that can provide timely and accurate alerts to the American people.”
When there is an “emergency” I would prefer to hear about from sources I trust, not a broadcast interrupting my scheduling informing me what the Federal Government has deemed safe for me to hear…