Emergency Broadcast System

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On February 20, 1971 an actual EBS Alert was sent out over the teletype.

All stations were supposed to air the alert and most were to cease operation.

WTIC verified that the alert was an error and did NOT go to emergency programming.

Here is a copy of the original alert. Note the code: "Hatefulness"!

Also, here is a copy of a 1975 set of codes that fortunately were never used.