Radio and Television Are Vital to New York’s Economy
Local Broadcasting Reaches All New Yorkers
Local Broadcasting Provides a Vital Communications Link during Emergencies
Unlike other communications systems; such as cellular telephones, cable and satellite services, which often fail during emergencies, local radio and television stations remain on the air during emergencies to provide life saving information. As FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate noted during Tropical Storm Irene, local broadcasters are the best sources of information during emergencies.
We have worked closely with FEMA, the New York State Government, New York City and counties across the state to develop a state of the art emergency alert system.