Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Emergency Annoyance System

What in the hell is going on with the local (I assume) Emergency Alert System. Every ten minutes this morning on WUIS the EAS chirps in, covering up the broadcast for varying lengths of time but delivering no message. I’m told this was happening with one of the local TV stations yesterday afternoon (or it may have been the cable system). Is this routine maintenance or a screwed up system?

Update: According to the SJ-R here, it's an EAS fuck-up. Radio stations here in Springfield as well some in Quincy and Chicago also experienced the disruptions.

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