WASHINGTON -- The federal government will conduct a nationwide test on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 pm CT of the Emergency Alert System.
Fox Kansas and myTV Wichita as well as other on-air broadcasters, cable operators, broadcast radio and satellite radio will participate in the EAS test. During the test, which should last 3 minutes, all regularly scheduled programming will be interrupted with the test message.
Viewers should not be alarmed because the alert is just
The Federal Communications Commission has scheduled the first nationwide test of the system to review the system's reliability and effectiveness. The EAS allows a U.S. president to address the American public in the event of a national emergency.
For more information about the test, click here