emergency broadcast system

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emergency broadcast system

[ə′mər·jən·sē ′brȯd‚kast ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A system of broadcast stations and interconnecting facilities authorized by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to operate in a controlled manner during a war, threat of war, state of public peril or disaster, or other national emergency.
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Not only are there around 400 schools and programs nationwide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, as recorded in the American Annals of the Deaf, without an effective visual emergency broadcasting system, there are hundreds of businesses and organizations for the Deaf in the U.
Though it mentions it (largely in footnotes), this book does not address the emergency broadcasting system in the United States; rather, beginning with specific events, it addresses how the broadcasting of emergencies shaped radio in America during a crucial period of its development.
With improvements which should be completed this year, the METS will more effectively serve the ECC by linking not only key emergency responders but also all elements of the Emergency Broadcasting System that serves the Bay Area.
Mutated humans, a band of barbaric road warriors, 50-foot hillbillies and IRS agents (the only branch of the government to survive) plague the Bradleys, who must also cope with limited food, water and gasoline amid sporadic reports from two Emergency Broadcasting System deejays and their drifter sidekick.