I made a point of listening to my local AM
radio station during the fist nationwide test of the Emergency
Alert System (EAS). It broke into the top-of-the-hour news a few
seconds after 2:00 pm with the familiar series of tones. After
that, the first thing I heard was a very mute version of the
standard announcement about this only being a test. At about 10
seconds into the test, the full volume version was played, then
the test ended. Other than the screwed up beginning, the test
seemed no different from the hundreds of others I've heard over
the years. New reports tell of varying degrees of success and
failure from other locations across the country.
wouldn't think it would be all that hard to get right, but then
this is a government bureaucracy. These are the folks that want
to take over your health care.
Did anyone else hear or watch the test?