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.
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?