Monthly Archives: March 2012

Why we Need Text To Speech

March 14, 2012
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Joe Mauk, Chair of California’s San Joaquin Valley SECC, sent us the following RMT sound file recorded¬† off the air on 9/27/2011 that was broadcast on KMGV. The RMT came from the National Weather Service’s low band VHF NOAA Weather Radio (NWS NWR)¬† in Hanford, California. The audio quality and intelligibility are poor. There...

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This Just In: FEMA Files Petition for Partial Reconsideration for EAS Fifth Report and Order

March 12, 2012
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At a meeting in Washington, DC today that Adrienne Abbott* and I attended that Suzanne Goucher* and Ann Arnold* with NASBA organized, FEMA announced they have filed a Petition for Partial Reconsideration of the FCC’s Fifth Report and Order. This issue is no surprise: Text-To-Speech. The FCC announced at the meeting today that they...

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Examples of Text-To-Speech (TTS) CAP EAS messaging

March 2, 2012
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Courtesy of Marlin Jackson in Washington State, we have posted two audio files of “as aired” TTS tests. One for his DTV station, KXLY-DT FebRMT_KXLY-DT_(SAGE) The other for his FM station, KXLY. FebRMT_KXLY-FM_(WSI)

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