Government to Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9 in first ever national Emergency Alert System (EAS)

EAS Emergency Alert System

On November 9th the federal government will be temporarily cutting off all television and radio broadcasts as they test the National Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS has been around since 1994, but this wills the first time that the Feds cut off all broadcast communications in order to test the system.

The test is being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS).

So is this a random test or part of something bigger?
Over the last year the government seems to be really increasing their overall preparedness efforts.


  1. Whatifitistoday
    October 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Shutting everything off may end up being something that will panic the masses. I think I’ll be on high alert that day and will try to keep a low profile.

  2. Bob Johnson
    October 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Well growing up cold war….we always assumed they could blow the damn horns at the same time. This whole thing is an utter embarrassment……just the mere fact they should have been able to coordinate this in 1955.

    I guess duck and cover was all we really had.

  3. sherman
    October 27, 2011 at 11:03 am

    if they can shut down all com. for a test it just proves that they can shut us off at anytime. then we will only hear what big brother wants us to know.sounds like some other comunist countries.add this to their ability to shut off electricity,water,and regulate traffic on our highways and they have total,s no wonder they are so worried about off grid preppers.just keep your eyes open and your guns loaded.

  4. Mairtin
    October 28, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Strangely enough, the near earth comet the size of an aircraft carrier is supposed to pass by on the 8th november ….oops!! There may well be a few straglers in the commets tail. Of course, if it does hit then they wont need to worry about the media causing masss panic ;-)

  5. DanS.
    October 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

    So, does this affect ham and c.b. transmissions?

  6. Joe
    November 2, 2011 at 4:17 am

    So, what happens when they turn everything off and it doesn’t get turned back on?

  7. Dan P
    November 2, 2011 at 11:34 am


    No, it will not affect amateur radio unless the local repeater owner has a weather radio alert feature set to go off.

  8. sherman
    November 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    well joe, i guess then all of the prepping we have done will come intp play.i,m ready are you?

  9. Cody Tackett
    November 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Idol. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Idol. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do as we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!

  10. Cody Tackett
    November 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

    the late bill hicks adapted to modern times

  11. me
    November 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    my favorite is shut up America the spots are on The gulf is burning bt never-mind that The Oprah hits the gulf
    ‘However a Bolton will end it all for 30 days come get some’
    tick tok anticlockwise’

  12. me
    November 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    You know what is funner than even that our creator it will not punish America because of mea But punish Russia and all of Asia It will first flood china which i am doing well japan will be forced into the mountains than volcanoes will finish them off if they hide the ground will crush them and if they try to attack us oops i am not allowed to tell you what will come for them than you have all the other countries that are scratching there heads wondering what went wrong! The hidden destroyers here will think they are safe because they have shelters which will be their tomb! The buttons will not work their air will be gone and the ones that are left can take everything back that was stolen
    If you do not listen to Richard you will all have your keys taken and i will give the world to him!

  13. me
    November 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    And his son as it is will be the protector of all the living things

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