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From the studio operator to the maintenance engineer and the chief engineer to the vice president of engineering, SBE34 members come from commercial and non-commercial radio and television stations across New Mexico. The SBE34 provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help broadcast engineers of any level keep pace with our rapidly changing industry.

The Latest in Broadcast Engineering News

FEMA Says No National EAS Test Is Planned For This Year.

The national test of the Emergency Alert System has become a near-annual tradition since the first one was conducted in 2011. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will not conduct a nationwide EAS test in 2022. “It will not happen this year,” said Antwane Johnson, FEMA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator. “We are planning to do that in the early part of ’23,” he announced at last week’s NAB Show. Johnson said FEMA is working to develop a new survey system that would allow the government to better monitor the results of the national test of the Wireless Alert System

FCC Trying to Visualize New and Improved EAS

NAB sees no need for a “complex redesign” of EAS BY RANDY J. STINE PUBLISHED: MAY 11, 2022 The National Association of Broadcasters believes many of the pieces needed to improve emergency alerting in the United States are already in place and no major overhaul of existing EAS is needed. The FCC’s pursuit of ways to improve the utility of EAS to more effectively reach larger segments of the population, especially persons who are deaf or hard of hearing with more visual alerts, has generated many responses from legacy EAS stakeholders. The FCC’s EAS Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in 2021 was

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Emergency Alert System

The latest news on working with federal, state and local government agencies, to keep New Mexico communities informed and safe through EAS.

FEMA Says No National EAS Test Is Planned For This Year.

The national test of the Emergency Alert System has become a near-annual tradition since the first one was conducted in 2011. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will not conduct a nationwide EAS test in 2022. “It will not happen this year,” said Antwane Johnson, FEMA’s Deputy Assistant

FCC Trying to Visualize New and Improved EAS

NAB sees no need for a “complex redesign” of EAS BY RANDY J. STINE PUBLISHED: MAY 11, 2022 The National Association of Broadcasters believes many of the pieces needed to improve emergency alerting in the United States are already in place and no major overhaul of existing EAS is needed. The