January 18, 2019
Blue Alert EAS Code Deadline.
In 2017, the FCC adopted a rule to allow “Blue Alerts”—which are typically used when a law enforcement officer has sustained a serious or fatal injury and a suspect is at large—to be transmitted via EAS. January 18, 2019, is the compliance deadline for EAS manufacturers to offer equipment and/or software upgrades to stations that voluntarily wish to have EAS Blue Alerting capabilities. To be clear, stations are not required by the FCC to use the new “BLU” EAS code.Back To All Events