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Nov 10 2011

E-A-S Nationwide Test identified some major gaps

Apparently it was the intention for the nationwide E-A-S test to identify “gaps” in the system. Locally, most stations aired the test without too much problem, although there were reports that the audio was garbled or not heard at all. In places like the state of Oregon, no station participated. The primary entry point for the test never fired there and therefore the statewide daisy chain remained test-free. Tom Taylor on Radio-Info stated this morning that the system needs work and the FCC says that was the point of the test.

Meanwhile, there is the potential for another test come spring.