Area Test Schedules - Monthly area tests are coordinated and scheduled by the chairman of each EAS area. Schedules are received by the MAB office from the area chairman. If your schedule is not posted, please contact your area chairman.
FCC Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) - Through the redesigned Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS), the FCC is asking communications companies such as wireless, cable and wireline firms to voluntarily provide information about disruptions during a crisis. The agency will then share the company’s specific information only with the Homeland Security Department for situational awareness purposes. The individual company’s information will not be publicly released or shared. The MAB fully supports the efforts of the FCC's DIRS and recommends that every Michigan broadcaster participate. Click here to register.
About EAS in Michigan - Michigan's EAS plan is a joint effort between broadcasters, law enforcement, the National Weather Service and cable television.
Larry Estlack, Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer
Michigan Association of Broadcasters
EAS is managed by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and its member stations as a voluntary community service to the citizens of Michigan. No financial support is provided by any government agency or commercial organization for the management of EAS.
Federal Communications Commission - The FCC's EAS web page contains more information on EAS, including:
AM, FM, TV & Cable Handbooks Updated for digital broadcasting
FCC's EAS Rules