Fine mess: FCC slams station for fake EAS tones.

fcc-copA radio station in New York City, WXNY, has been fined $20,000 for airing phony EAS tones during the morning show back in January 2014. According to FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc, “The American public relies on the Emergency Alert System to inform them of real emergencies. Misuse of the Emergency Alert System desensitizes the public to the importance of the tones and poses a serious danger to the nation’s public safety.”