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With a Hurricane Bearing Down on the East Coast, Remember the FCC’s Requirements for Emergency Communications

Posted in Emergency Communications, Television
With Hurricane Florence about to hit the East Coast, broadcasters are well reminded of their obligations with respect to the airing of emergency information. Broadcasters may also want to consider the benefits that the FCC can offer in an emergency. While the FCC yesterday announced the postponement of its test of DIRS, the Disaster Information… Continue Reading

TV Station Reminder – Present Information about Specific Emergency Visually

Posted in Emergency Communications
With the recent spate of severe weather throughout the country, a reminder about the FCC’s rules on the presentation of specific emergency information is in order.  The FCC rules requires that any specific emergency information – not a generalized warning, but a specific warning directed at a specific location – must be presented visually as… Continue Reading