FEMA Chief Apologizes For Widespread Glitches In Emergency Alert System Test

It can’t be a happy day for the FCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as they absorb a flood of reports about bizarre results at some TV and radio outlets from today’s first-ever national test of the Emergency Alert System. Viewers and listeners flocked to Twitter and Facebook after the 30-second alert at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT. Some DirecTV customers said they just heard Lady Gaga singing “Paparazzi,” The New York Times says. Several TV stations had minutes of silence. That included Los Angeles’ KABC: It posted the EAS sign without audio, and several minutes later anchors mics were dead. Some radio listeners said that they just heard background noise or nothing at all. Time Warner Cable (more…)

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