California Emergency Alerting Pilot Project

In this pilot project, NPR Distribution/Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) helped six California public radio stations to activate local metadata display in state and regional programming to enable the presentation of emergency alert and other information on mobile devices and other digital platforms. Metadata is heard and seen on mobile phones using the NextRadio mobile application, HD radios, ""connected car"" devices, Radio Data System displays, and via online audio streaming. Participating stations (Capitol Public Radio, KCRW, KQED, KPCC, KCBX and KPBS) tested the MetaPub-enabled system in The Great California Shakeout earthquake preparedness simulation at 10:20 AM (PT) on October 20, 2016. This pilot project evaluated the feasibility of integrating MetaPub and its emergency alerting capabilities at stations to provide a road map to broader implementation of the MetaPub application at public radio stations across the country.

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