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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The Federal Communications Commission is in the process of overhauling its 42-year-old Emergency Broadcast System to better operate in the digital age.
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By the 1970s, they were merely an annoying interruption: "This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System ..." Since Sept.
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