Category: National News

Unauthorized Use of EAS tones.

November 6, 2013 The FCC announced today forfeitures totaling $64,000 for violations of FCC Rules governing false, fraudulent or unauthorized use of the EAS Attention Signal.  The following is the FCC’s Enforcement Advisory. Jim Dalke – Editor EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM…

AM DAs Benefit From Advances

– Tom McGinley – Radio World Online,03/27/2013 – The destructive forces of Mother Nature often create opportunities for manmade technological improvement. Such was the case for Jim Dalke, contract engineer for KKDZ(AM), a Radio Disney station in Seattle. Fire destroyed…

Kelly Alford and Copper Theft

Jim Dalke, Editor Copper theft continues to be a concern for Puget Sound Broadcasters.  We have read stories of stations elsewhere around the country going off the air as thieves have ripped out copper ground wires and coaxial transmission cables. …

National EAS Test

First Ever EAS National Test, The first ever National EAS test is behind us and as expected, with mixed results.  In the Puget Sound area, most stations picked up the EAN header from PEP KIRO-AM and immediately rebroadcast it.  The…