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About Kelly T. Williams

Kelly Williams is the Senior Director if Engineering and Technology Policy at the National Association of Broadcasters.

FCC Grants 18 Month Extension To Audible Emergency Alerting Rule

On November 16, the FCC granted an 18-month extension of the waiver of its rule requiring television broadcasters to provide an aural representation of visual, non-textual emergency information (such as radar maps or other graphics) on a secondary audio stream during emergency crawls. The original waiver was set to expire on November 26, 2016. Stations [...]

By |November 28, 2016|Blog, Television|Comments Off on FCC Grants 18 Month Extension To Audible Emergency Alerting Rule

The Next Nationwide EAS Test: September 28, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC will hold a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test (EAS) on the afternoon of September 28, 2016 (primary date, the FCC and FEMA have reserved October 5, 2016 as a secondary date).  The previous Nationwide EAS test was in November of 2011. Here are some of the [...]

By |July 11, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on The Next Nationwide EAS Test: September 28, 2016

NAB Comments on EAS Alerting Paradigm NPRM

On June 8 NAB filed comments on an FCC Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in PS Docket No. 15-94 regarding proposals to modify the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The 75 page NPRM sought comment on many different proposals for establishing what the FCC calls a new EAS paradigm (factoid: there were over 400 question [...]

By |June 14, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on NAB Comments on EAS Alerting Paradigm NPRM