New York Radio and Television Stations Participate in Successful National Emergency Alert Test
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — At 2 p.m. today, radio and television stations across New York participated in the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The following is a statement of David L. Donovan, president of the New York State Broadcasters Association.
“I want to thank local radio and television stations across the Empire State for conducting a successful test of the National Emergency Alert System. It demonstrates radio and television stations’ commitment to serving their local communities. Local radio and television stations broadcast the emergency test messages to all New Yorkers, rich and poor, urban and rural.
We want to thank the Federal Communications Commission, FEMA, and the New York State Office of Emergency Management for working with broadcast stations throughout this process. Of course, as with any test, there are opportunities for improvement. We are still analyzing information. Nonetheless, the EAS message was heard on stations throughout the state. The test confirms that local radio and television stations are the best outlets for communicating to all citizens during an emergency.”
Founded in 1955, the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) represents the interests of more than 700 television and radio stations in the NYS Assembly, the US Congress, and various other legislative bodies. NYSBA also offers a variety of services to help the broadcasters of New York State better serve their communities. For more information call (518) 456-8888 or go to www.nysbroadcasters.org.
SOURCE New York State Broadcasters Association