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National Emergency Alert System test today focused on cell phones

On Wednesday October 4th at 2:20pm ET, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will issue a nationwide Emergency Alert Test.

The alert will be sent to all phones, television and radios that are turned on.

For more detailed information, click here for the FEMA press release.

If the Oct 4 test is postponed, the backup date is Oct 11.

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.