Don’t Forget: Deadline to File EAS Form Three Is Nov. 14
of the U.S. population may experience election fatigue, broadcasters may be forgiven for feeling their own version of the phenomenon: national EAS test fatigue.
Chautin & Balkin’s recent newsletter begs forgiveness from readers for raising the topic again
but reminds them, and us, that the deadline to submit EAS Form Three is nigh —
Nov. 14, to be exact. The Federal Communications Commission requires it for all
participating broadcast stations (translators excepted).
Also, the authors
note that more detailed reporting information will now, apparently, be required
— an unheralded, but important change.
They point out
that the FCC EAS Test Reporting System now presents has a menu of choices for both the test receipt and
transmission — probably because the “free-form descriptions required a staffer
to read and categorize issues.” Stations will also need to provide a list of
EAS test sources and identify which supplied which station with the test message
— and in what language it was received and transmitted, as well as the exact
time of receipt and transmission.
Read the blog post.
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