The 11 a.m. PT test includes broadcast, cable and satellite television and radio stations.
Television screens and radio dials across the country will participate in the first-ever nationwide emergency alert system test at 11 a.m. PT, on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
SDSU students, faculty and staff will be effected if they're viewing or listening to broadcast programming at that time, whether in offices, classrooms or dorm rooms. KPBS-TV and KPBS-FM are also expected to participate.
The test includes broadcast, cable and satellite television and radio stations, and follows the standard "this is a test" format heard once a month. As part of the test, audio messages will be broadcast while televisions will show varying text messages at the bottom of the screen.
Once the test is completed, regular programming will resume, and broadcasters, and cable and satellite providers will provide results to the Federal Communications Commission.
The nationwide test is coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the FCC and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. For more informaiton on the national emergency alert system test, visit the FEMA website.