WGBH to test Mobile Emergency Alert System on Monday

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WGBH, one of four public stations selected last year to pilot a Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) project funded by CPB and LG Electronics, will test the system on Monday (March 5), according to TV Technology. WGBH will send tornado emergency information to mobile devices via text, video, audio, maps and photos, using the mobile DTV standard ATSC M/H. The test will occur at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. Participating are KLVX in Las Vegas, and Alabama station WBIQ in Birmingham and WAIQ in Montgomery.