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Emergency Broadcast System Test (1984)

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Here is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) on WFLD Metromedia Channel 32 in Chicago from 1984. (Jim Barton announcing)

For kids who grew up with nuclear holocaust nightmares from the likes of the movie "The Day After", this should be memorable. ;-)

Still scary, all these years later. :-)

Emergency Broadcast System Test (1981)

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Here's another Emergency Broadcast System test that aired on WMAQ Channel 5 one Saturday afternoon.

"This is a test. For the next sixty seconds this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test.

This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. The broadcasters of your area in voluntary cooperation with the FCC and other authorities have developed this system to keep you informed in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Broadcast System Test (1983)

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Here's a test of the Emergency Broadcast System (or as they were referred to here, "Emergency Broadcasting System") that aired on WLS Channel 7. The text was modified somewhat from this 1981 EBS test on WMAQ Channel 5:

"This is a test. This station is conducting a test of the Emergency Broadcasting [sic] System. This is only a test . . .

"This is a test of the Emergency Broadcasting [...

WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System Test - "Tone Deaf?" (1980)

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Here's a test of the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) as broadcast on WGN Channel 9.

If the tone sounds off to you, it's because they screwed-up and only used the 853 Hz tone, instead of a combo of 853 and 960 Hz, as required.

Voiceover by Merri Dee.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, April 10th 1980 during the 12:00pm to 1pm timeframe.

Son Of Svengoolie - "Emergency Bored-Casting System Test" (1983?)

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Here's a segment from Son of Sven - the sketch "Emergency Bored-Casting System Test" (parody of the Emergency Broadcast System tests) Featuring a voiceover by Jim Barton. Also look for a WFLD Brady Bunch slide!

Not sure what episode this was from but it was definitely from the eighties, probably around 1983.

(video has some distortion in it)

This aired on local Chicago TV on a ...

Emergency Broadcast System Test (Tiny Excerpt, 1977)

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Here's a clip that's very short but also very rare. On the 1977 WSNS tape, between the two episodes of Superman there was a quick switch to something that might have been recorded previously - a small excerpt of an Emergency Broadcast System test. You can see the slide used for it and make out a word or two of the announcement "Broadcasters...(in your area, probably)"

Slide says: "Emergency Broadcast System - Official Government Information - Civil Defense Instructions"
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WVTV Channel 18 [Milwaukee, WI] - "Partial EBS Test" (1980)

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Here's a partial test of the Emergency Broadcasting System on an unknown station in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. The person was recording some Woody Woodpecker cartoons and although they cut out the commercials they did decide to record most of the EBS test. It's pretty simple, consisting only of a single, rather discolored slide.

Did they have to traumatize kids by airing these tests during cartoons? It seems like they did the same thing in Chicago too from what I recall....

WFAA Channel 8 [Dallas-Fort Worth, TX] - "Emergency Broadcast System Test" (1978)

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Here's a test of the Emergency Broadcast System from ABC affiliate WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas, TX. This test goes off without a hitch, as the requisite dual tones of 853 and 960 Hz are heard for 23 seconds.

Voiceover by ?? (with the EBS script displayed on screen via different slides, set in Helvetica Medium; albeit differing in some areas from how the voiceover read the script).

"This station serves the Dallas operational area." (What, no reference to For...

WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System - "This is NOT a Test" (1985)

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Here's a pretty spooky clip - transferred from an RCA Quad cart (for playing on model TCR-100 cart machines) loaded with 2" videotape.

A Fuzzy Personal Note: "I grew up at the height of the 2nd great nuclear war scare period (the first being the Cuban Missile Crisis of course), having been chilled to the bone from seeing movies like “The Day After” in 1983 when I was nine years old. So this clip was very fascinating to me, and seems to be a glimpse at what we might have...