Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

This morning, while driving to work, I was listening to KNHC, when the EAS tones broke in right in the middle of a song. Radio stations typically schedule their playlists so that EAS tests happen between sets, not in the middle of something.

"Shit!" thinks I, as I start running down a list of possibilities. The sky is clear and the weather's been good. Not a storm, not a flood.

Earthquake? Mt Rainier? aQ NBC attack?

Those six alert tones took forever to finish, and when the announcer started speaking, he had my full and undivided attention.


It was just a test, the student DJs at Nathan Hale High had let the EAS stomp a song.

But still, it was a weird feeling, that chill up the spine.

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