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Emergency Alert System (EAS)

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This station participates in the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for your safety. Most of the alerts heard on this radio station are either weather related, or tests. Below are more details about the EAS configuration, including the relay criteria for Radio Random.

Alert Relay Priority

We try to relay most alerts, however sometimes alerts may conflict if two come in at once, here is how we prioritize our alerts.

  1. Emergency Action Notifications
  2. Alerts for Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin
  3. Child Abduction Emergencies (AMBER Alerts) from all 50 states
  4. Nuclear Power Plant Warnings from all 50 states
  5. Hurricane and Tropical Storm alerts from all 50 states
  6. Law Enforcement Warnings from all 50 states
  7. Arizona Silver Alerts
  8. Select Alerts for Illinois and Missouri

EAS Monitor Sources

Currently we are monitoring multiple sources for emergency alerts over two SAGE EAS ENDEC Model 1822. All the sources are listed in the table below:

Primary Station Interupt ENDEC

Monitor 1 Monitor 2 Monitor 3 Monitor 4 Monitor 5 Monitor 6
Callsign: KNBJ WXM99 KEC65 WJON-WSCN ENDEC #2 Computer
Frequency: 91.3 MHz 162.425 MHz 162.550 MHz IP Radio AUX AUX
Modulation: FM NFM NFM AAC N/A N/A

Note: Monitors 1 and 2 are mandated in the Minnesota EAS Plan. The FCC Mandates that our station MUST monitor these sources. Monitor 1, KNBJ is a Secondary Entry Point for Emergency Action Notifications, and is a Primary Entry Point for the Minnesota HSEM. WXM99 is a local NOAA weather radio station, and is used to relay weather warnings and local alerts for the local EAS area. WJON-WSCN is an IP Radio station that is a source of a good number of relayed warnings on this station.

Secondary "Weather Alert" ENDEC

Monitor 1 Monitor 2 Monitor 3 Monitor 4 Monitor 5 Monitor 6
Callsign: WNG610 KZZ29 WWG98 Computer Not Used Not Used
Frequency: 162.450 MHz 162.400 MHz 162.475 MHz AUX N/A N/A
Modulation: NFM NFM NFM N/A N/A N/A

Radio Random (KBJIWX) is not responsible for any activations of the emergency alert system over FCC-regulated broadcast mediums. Furthermore, KBJIWX should not be used as a monitor for radio stations or cable systems, please consult your state’s local EAS plan for more information regarding what station you should monitor.

Local Weather Alert Counties

Below is a map of the alerting counties for WXM99 and KEC65, originators of local weather alerts