Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alert System

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that state and local authorities use to deliver important emergency information, such as Amber Alerts and severe weather information targeted to specific areas.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NWS), implements the EAS at the federal level. Nationally, the EAS requires broadcasters to provide communications capability to the President to address the American public during a national emergency.

Radio Participants

It is important to tune into a battery-powered radio, television or weather radio when the power is out and conditions are changing rapidly. Radio stations that participate in the EAS are:

  • WBAP 96.7 MHz FM
  • WBAP 820 kHz AM
  • KLAK 97.5 MHz FM
  • KRLD 1080 kHz AM