EAS in Mass

Larry Weil kc1ih@mac.com
Tue Oct 25 15:49:18 EDT 2011

On Oct 25, 2011, at 3:04 PM, Gary's Ice Cream wrote:

> Who is in charge of EAS in Mass?  Comcast is sending "weekly required tests"
> every night at between midnite and 1am..it causes chaos to TIVO and other
> devices.  Now they have begun sending one daily at 3pm as well. Their
> coordinator says that it only sends it when necessary - but he doesn't know
> what he is talking about.

Weekly tests originate with the station/cable system, not with the EAS people.  So the blame here is squarely on Comcast, unless they are originating from the station that you are watching on Comcast.  I know from my former employment at a Boston TV station that the general manager at the time got quite upset that an EAS test was aired by Comcast during the first segment of the 11 PM news on the first day of sweeps a few years ago, and probably a few less-than-nice words were exchanged between him and someone at Comcast.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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