Monday, February 7, 2011


If this had been an actual emergency,
you would have been instructed to turn to either
640 0r 1240 on your AM Dial for official information.
This station serves the Greater Genesee County
listening area.
This concludes this test of the Emergency Broadcast System.

14 comments:

Shadow said...

...and this actually works?

Me said...

Thank goodness this wasn't an *actual* emergency. I hate AM radio.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i wonder as we get further disconnected from tv and radio how this will come into play...

secret agent woman said...

I saw a comedian recently who was doing a thing about where was the emergency broadcast system when the planes hit the towers on 9/11? You have to wonder what sort of emergency they are holding out for.

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi G-daddy, gotta wonder why we can't do better than this in the 21st century and just how we could do better. :))

lime said...

if this were an actual emergency you would have been directed to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

clean and crazy said...

that is a blast form the past. wow where did you get those signs. my grandpa had some like that!!

Dulce said...

AM? why not FM? And why not TV, channel 55?
Old fashioned this seems... but if it works... hey!

Jannie Funster said...

Since I don't listen to the radio, I guess I'll be SOL when the aliens come

xo

Dianne said...

we have a siren, unfortunately, it only sounds in the next valley, 20 miles away....around the nuclear power plant. by the time it is on the EBS, it'll be too late.....

ha!
still alive in California,
Fab Di

Mama Zen said...

Now, I consider myself prepared.

moondustwriter said...

I was on vacation when an alert went off -near Nuclear reactors - I think it's a little late by the time the alert sounds in that case.
I agree with Lime - I'm outta here

MorningAJ said...

Hey everyone... the reason they'll need to use radio is because all the mobile phones will be clogged up with people panicking. TV stations are too easy to knock out. You can set up a radio transmitter quickly from more or less anywhere if someone's taken over your main studio. (And you can build an AM receiver with simple stuff if you know what you're doing. Try watching TV if the electricity supply is off or it got hit by a brick or a bit of tree or whatever!)

And besides - this stuff isn't to warn you that something's gonna happen. It's to contact you after the event if you've been lucky (?) enough to survive.

Oh dear. Someone hit a nerve. /rant

Janna said...

Genessee County?!
Hey.

I'm all the way down in Hillsdale County. :)