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Radio World’s EAS CAP Page

Radio World’s series of Q&As with experts about the evolving emergency alerting situation

With questions in abundance about the implications for stations of the new Common Alerting Protocol standard, Radio World has compiled our recent stories, which include news stories as well as our Q&As asking industry alerting leaders to provide their perspectives. Additional EAS/CAP resources are listed in the box.

Oklahoma Association Negotiates EAS Price With SCMS (July 5, 2011)

Clear Channel Plans Tiered EAS Conversion (June 29, 2011)

Comments Due July 20 on EAS Rulemaking (June 21, 2011)

EAS Conversion Update: Bible Broadcasting Network (June 24, 2011)

EAS CAP-Compliance Deadline ‘Hotly Debated’ (June 17, 2011)‘hotly-debated’/23742

EAS Compliance Brings Out L.A. Engineers (June 16, 2011)

Could EAS CAP Compliance Deadline Be Delayed? (May 27, 2011)

New EAS Group Raises Alerts (April 22, 2011)

State Association Helps Stations Buy EAS Gear (Feb. 25, 2011)
Connecticut group sets up Sage package purchase with SCMS and helps subsidize the buy

Virtual ‘Town Hall’ Meeting Will Address EAS (Jan. 25, 2011)
No ‘summit’ this year; instead state and national broadcasters are coordinating an online education campaign

Abbott: We Need More Information (Jan. 3, 2011)
Nevada SECC chair talks about governor’s activation and other concerns

More Resources: National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association Resources

Helpful page from Society of Broadcast Engineers

CSRIC Report on CAP to the FCC (PDF, Sept. 2010)

Common Alerting Protocol V1.2
As published by OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

EAS-CAP Industry Group
With CAP to EAS Implementation Guide

Common Alert Protocol Timer Ticks (Dec. 7, 2010)
Michael LeClair writes in RW Engineering Extra that broadcasters got their extension, but numerous questions still remain

FCC Extends CAP-EAS Deadline (Nov. 23, 2010)
New date to comply is Sept. 30, 2011. ‘It is critical that we get this right from the beginning’

Public Warning: Treat This Alliance Seriously (Nov. 19, 2010)
It is a partnership in which the total responsibility is shared between the OEM and the broadcaster.

EAS & CAP: So Many Questions (Nov. 18, 2010)
While some stations prepare to buy gear, others hold off until more details emerge

Robertson on CAP: It’s Not Just About Hardware (Nov. 11, 2010)
‘CAP EAS is about systems, not just individual devices’

Beaver: EAS Is a Game in Progress (Nov. 9, 2010)
‘Stay tuned’

How the EAS-CAP Shot-Clock Could be Delayed (Oct. 20, 2010)
Art Botterell, public warning systems consultant and educator, and creator of the Common Alerting Protocol.

Idaho Funds CAP-Compliant Equipment (Oct. 14, 2010)
Ward Noland, state and local warning specialist for the state of Idaho, discusses the state’s program to provide CAP-compliant equipment to broadcasters as part of the Idaho State Alert & Warning System, or ISAWS.

Should Radio Stations Act Now? (Oct. 12, 2010)
Harold Price of equipment maker Sage Alerting Systems discusses the questions engineers are asking.

Advanced EAS Gains Momentum (July 2009)