FIRST EVER NATIONAL TEST OF EMERGENCY SYSTEM WEDNESDAY

by Christian Mower on November 9, 2011

MORE THAN 100 BROADCAST OUTLETS, INCLUDING TV, RADIO AND CABLE STATIONS, WILL TAKE PART IN THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM WEDNESDAY.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DIRECTOR OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, CHRISTOPHER POPE, SAYS THE NATIONAL TEST WILL SOUND SIMILAR TO THE EAS THAT’S USED STATEWIDE TO WARN OF DANGEROUS WEATHER AND OTHER EMERGENCIES.

THE TEST IS SCHEDULED TO START AROUND 2 P.M. (EST) WEDNESDAY AND RUN FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS.

JORDAN WALTON, EXEC. DIR. OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS, SAYS IT’S HOPED EVERYONE GETS THE SIGNAL AND THE AUDIO QUALITY IS GOOD. PARTICIPATING STATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND A POST-TEST REPORT TO THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.