A major emergency system test will impact community radio.

The next national Emergency Alert System test happens September 27, with a back-up date of October 4, in case bona fide emergencies arise.

Stations are urged to ensure your systems, EAS sources and logging protocols are in working order. The FCC recently assessed a $66,000 fine against a noncommercial station for several issues, including not having an EAS Handbook at the control point for the station and related monitoring issues.