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originally posted by: dianajune
originally posted by: ausername
I feel kinda out of touch now, after reading more I must admit, I did not know they could change the channel on your tv.
They might be able to change your channel, but you could always turn it off!
"The pilot came on the intercom an hour into the flight and said we have a little problem here, we need you to sit in your seats. That escalated to an hour later, we have a very serious problem."......... "They [FBI] pulled nine people off the plane, interviewed them and then a discussion with an officer coming off the plane, he told me he had heard there was a note found on the plane.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
It could be just a test, mis-test, or some other non-issue. The thing that gets me is that the warning is only for 15 minutes. So if this was a real event, what would be a national emergency that lasts 15 minutes?
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: AutumnWitch657
Yes, we all know that, no one is disputing that.
This was a very different type of alert.
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: RunForTheHills
The system is constantly tested. Every day as a matter of fact.
It is law in this country that these systems have to be tested on a weekly basis and with so many broadcast stations now it's spread out over the week so that every day some stations are testing it.
I've only actually ever seen one legitimate alert and that was back in the nineties in regards to a hurricane approaching the coast. It was put out by the national weather service.
“This morning, there was an inappropriate playing of the national emergency alert notification tones on a syndicated radio broadcast,” FEMA spokesperson Rafael Lemaitre said in a statement. “There is not a national emergency. Today’s broadcast triggered alert notification in states where the alert has been played…FEMA and the FCC are currently working with broadcasters to determine the full scope of the situation.”
Tennessee Association of Broadcasters President Whit Adamson said in a statement, “We have discovered that this audio tone origination and possibly others was sent from WSIX-FM studios during the Bobby Bones Show in Nashville this morning and was evidently picked up by the Premiere Network program syndication in other markets.”