An Important Message from the FCC

Rear Admiral Jamie A. Barnett (Ret.), chief of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, offers an overview of the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to be held on November 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. (EST), and helpful advice on the steps your station should take now to prepare for the national EAS test.

For further information, NAB members may contact NAB's Legal department at (202) 429-5430 or toll free at (866) 682-0276, or contact your station counsel. Stations can also refer to the FCC's National EAS Test website.