The FCC has made several rule changes to its Emergency Alert System (EAS) procedures. Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia examines these revisions in a new article in Radio Ink.

Garziglia said the need a properly working EAS system is vital to public safety.

“The ubiquitous nature of radio receivers including one in every automobile and hopefully, sooner rather than later, one in every smartphone, will continue to provide immediate and accessible emergency information in any cataclysmic situation,” Garziglia writes in Radio Ink.

John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.


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