PETERS – Why were we all so intrigued by the emergency alert test?

(Image: CFJC Today)

YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT it was the apocalypse.

CFJC’s staff was sitting in a meeting on Wednesday when the much talked about emergency alert test took place.

Simultaneously, about 30 phones started chirping and buzzing and otherwise making a ruckus.

While not everyone received the alert, those who did were well alerted.

And then came the social media aftershocks.

People couldn’t help but share their encounters with the unprecedented mass alert test.

They got it, they didn’t get it, they heard it on the radio, they saw it on TV.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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