Engineer Tests Revolutionary EAS Solution

Radio gets a better bullhorn
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Breaking news. The chief engineer for a California radio station is testing a new emergency alerting system.

“After the big fail we all witnessed regarding the National EAS Test, KBRT(AM) Chief Engineer Bill Agresta has developed a new, more reliable emergency alert system that he is now testing from the KBRT Ranch transmitter plant located on Catalina Island,” according to an email obtained by Radio World.

“This system, though manually operated, will allow a more intelligible and reliable audio transmission to be broadcast much more effectively and efficiently than our current government operated system and this, at greatly reduced costs.”

Crawford DOE Cris Alexander told RW, “So far, our testing has been 100% successful.”

Agresta is shown here testing the system.

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