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EAS & WEA

The Emergency Alert System (EAS)

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, satellite digital audio service and direct broadcast satellite providers, cable television systems, and wireless cable systems to provide the President with a communications capability to address the American people within 10 minutes during a national emergency.

Emergency Alert System Radio Stations

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) includes every radio and TV station as well as all cable companies in Riverside. They are networked together to provide emergency related information in times of severe weather or other disaster.

Following are the primary local EAS stations, equipped and tasked with disseminating alerts received through the EAS system:

  • KFI 640 AM
  • KFWB 980 AM
  • KNX 1070 AM
  • KFRG 95.1 FM
  • KXFG 92.9 FM

 

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

 

The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system is a public safety system that allows customers who own compatible mobile devices to receive geographically targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.


 

Both make up keys parts of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and are the most commonly recognized forms of alerts we receive today, including weather alerts and AMBER alerts.

 


 

You can learn more about these systems at https://www.ready.gov/alerts.