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FEMA and Audacy’s WWL-AM/FM will present the unveiling of an all-hazards upgrade to the “Primary Entry Point” facility on June 28.
The press conference will take place at 9:00 a.m. CT, leading to official remarks, Q&A, a tour of the facility and a live demonstration at the WWL PEP Station Emergency Studio.
Some of the speakers at the event will include Erik Hooks, Deputy Administrator, FEMA, and Kevin Cassidy, Senior Vice President, Market Director, Audacy-WWL.
“The emergency studio upgrade increases WWL’s resilience to continue broadcasting in all conditions, including natural disasters and acts of terrorism,” the statement said. Barrett News Media obtained. “This facility is one of 77 across the country that serves as the Primary Entry Point (PEP) station of the National Public Alerting System, participating with FEMA to provide emergency alert and warning information. emergency to the public before, during and after incidents and disasters.
“WWL is the 15th radio station in the nation to work with FEMA to complete the all-hazards upgrade, which includes increased shelter capabilities, expanded broadcast capability, and sustainable power generation for all types of ‘hazardous events.’
Anyone attending the event will arrive for registration 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.