“The FCC’s New EAS Requirements and Changes for Broadcasters” Webinar

Thursday, January 26th – 10:00 a.m. (MST)

The FCC has mandated that Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants, which include most Colorado radio and television stations, comply with its recent Report & Order modifying EAS requirements to improve on the clarity and accessibility of EAS messages. The new rules went into effect on December 12, 2022.  Fortunately, EAS participants have one year, until December 12, 2023, in which to make the necessary changes to their EAS equipment in order to comply with the new rules.  The FCC believes that required greater use of IP-based Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) format alerts will result in more understandable and informative messages.  The FCC has also proposed additional new requirements focused on the security, and particularly the cybersecurity, of the EAS system in order to prevent either false alerts or interference with legitimate alerts.  On Thursday, January 26th, at 10am MST (12 noon EST) Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth attorneys Frank Montero and Anne Crump will present a webinar on the FCC’s new EAS mandates.  This a must see for broadcasters needing to implement the new requirements by the 2023 deadline and to keep on top of security measures likely to be mandated. Register below.

Registration deadline: 1/24/2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Available to CBA Members only.

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