FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test.
It will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Broadcasters, cable television systems, and satellite radio providers are all required by law to participate in the test.
FishbowlNY has learned that most, if not all, stations will halt regular programming to air the approximate 30-second test.
Among those we can confirm are WCBS/Channel 2, WABC/Channel 7, and public TV stations WNET/Channel 13 and WLIW/Channel 21.
On the radio side, stations participating include the Clear Channel cluster of WAXQ/Q 104.3, WLTW/Lite FM, WHTZ/Z100 and WKTU. Inner City’s WBLS is set to carry the EAS test.