Birmingham broadcasters provide platform for FM-based alert system


Global Security Systems (GSS) announced that ALERT FM, an FM-based digital alert and messaging system, is now available in the Birmingham metro area. Local radio stations – WBHJ, WBHK, WBPT, WNCB and WZZK – join Mobile and Florence stations as some of the first in the state to deploy a local platform for ALERT FM. ALERT FM will allow emergency managers to send emergency alerts and messages to citizens, businesses and schools before, during and after a crisis. ALERT FM is the first system to use commercial radio broadcast signals to transmit NOAA weather warnings and FEMA Presidential alerts.