TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Amber alerts

Re: Amber alerts
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:50:55 +0000

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Well, I know that _our_ cable channel 2
> is the NBC (?) affiliate from Tulsa on its (over the air) channel 2.
> They had a 'crawl message' which went on for thirty or forty minutes
> Tuesday morning. Our cable channel 3 is Tulsa's Fox outlet on its
> (over the air) channel 23. They also had the same crawl message and

My local cable system can put a crawl message on *all* channels if the
Emergency Broadcast System is activated. They test it once a week or
so, usually late at night. It may be the crawl you were seeing was
locally generated.

Bill Ranck
Blacksburg, Va.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Yes, and it may well be it was all a
rotten hoax by a young lady seeking attention. PAT]

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