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Suggestions for EAS Improvement to the FCC – Proceeding 04-296

June 30, 2015
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Suggestions for EAS Improvement to the FCC – Proceeding 04-296

The Effective Date of the FCC’s Sixth Report and Order on the EAS comes 30 days after appearing in the Federal Register. None of the rules take effect on that date but rather have phase-in timelines of from 60 days to 12 months. The Broadcast Warning Working Group’s Gary Timm is the principal author...

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The BWWG Announces Gary Timm as Core Member

June 30, 2015
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The BWWG Announces Gary Timm as Core Member

June 26, 2015 For Immediate Release The Broadcast Warning Working Group (BWWG) takes great pleasure in announcing our newest Core Member, Gary Timm. As many Emergency Alert System (EAS) stakeholders know, Gary has been one of the most thoughtful, constructive, contributive and dedicated people working towards EAS improvement from the start. Gary has been...

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Summary of FCC EAS Sixth Report and Order

June 22, 2015
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The following is a detailed summary of FCC EAS 6th Report and Order (R&O). (For a more concise overview, see my Radio World e-posting.)     Summary of FCC EAS Sixth Report and Order Adopted: June 1, 2015            Released: June 3, 2015

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Open Letter to EAS Stakeholders: The IPAWS Modernization Act of 2015

May 5, 2015
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The EAS Stakeholder community has been waiting for more than a decade for Congress to weigh in on public warning improvement. Thanks to two U.S. Senators, we may finally see some action. Now is the time for all of us to get behind this legislation by contacting our Representatives and Senators, state and local...

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Tracking IPAWS CAP RWTs

February 14, 2015
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May we introduce you to a resource where you will find quick answers when, for example, the Monday IPAWS CAP RWT doesn’t happen? Please check the EAS Page here. We are grateful that the FEMA has generally continued to provide the weekly tests each Monday.  This is an excellent tool to help stations ensure...

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Commentary on where we must take EAS in the future

November 1, 2014
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Commentary on where we must take EAS in the future

How did we get to this place in the evolution of EAS since it was launched in January of 1997 where the means that EAS Participants use to comply with Part 11 do not all work the same way and there is still confusion about how they deal with the core last ditch national...

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