Mike O'Connell http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for next week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nationwide-emergency-alert-system-test-set-next-week <p>Federal officials will conduct the first nationwide test of the <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/services/eas/">Emergency Alert System</a> (EAS) next week.</p><p>It&rsquo;s scheduled for 1:00 p.m.&nbsp;Central Standard Time on Wednesday, November 9<sup>th</sup>, and will be broadcast over every radio station, TV station and cable network across the country.&nbsp; Mike O&rsquo;Connell with the <a href="http://dps.mo.gov/">Missouri&nbsp;Department of Public Safety </a>says state officials are helping spread the word, so that residents don&rsquo;t mistake the test for a real emergency. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:57:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2412 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for next week