Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tone, or How I Learned to Love the Emergency Alert System

This morning, across this vast nation, there will be a tone emanating through your radio and television like no other before. Dogs will howl, winds will blow, mountains may move; don't try to change the channel. Satellite won't save you. You'll just hear the tone. More tone. Embrace the tone. Tony! Toni! Toné!

In all seriousness, the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (formerly the Emergency Broadcast System) will take place in about two hours, at 11 a.m. PST.

So, be ready and alert.

This could be a good time to test our your Emergency Alert System drinking game, until the Brent Musburger drinking game is updated.

(EAS logo from the Federal Communications Commission)

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