Nationwide Broadcast Signal is Tested

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If you were watching TV or listening to the radio recently then you might have witnessed a nationwide broadcast signal.

It was a practice test to make sure the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is working. The purpose is to warn the public about emergencies nationwide.

The FCC and National Weather Service along with TV, Cable, and Satellite providers are required to file reports with the FCC to determine how the test performed.

Our KVEO engineers awaited that signal and say it was successfully transmitted through all of our channels.

Armando Castañeda, KVEO Engineer says, “Every broadcast station whether it be television, or a phone provider or an FM radio station must have certain ability for the government to be able to get in and get out information in a timely fashion. So when you see this come up on your screen that’s letting you know that everything is working, it lets us know that our equipment is working. But as it stands right now, this station here looks like it has successfully completed the test and our systems are ready.”

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