FEMA and iHeartMedia Boston, will host the unveiling of an all-hazards upgrade to the “Primary Entry Point” facility at WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Boston on Friday, October 15th. The facility is one of 77 across the country that serve as a National Public Warning System Primary Entry Point station, participating with FEMA to provide emergency alert and warning information to the public before, during and after incidents and disasters.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is the 13th station in the country to work with FEMA to complete the all-hazards upgrade, which includes increased sheltering capabilities, expanded broadcast capacity, and sustainable power generation for all types of hazardous events.
Speakers during the event will include:
Antwane Johnson, Director, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, FEMA
James (Nick) Russo, Federal Coordinating Officer, FEMA
Manny Centeno, IPAWS Program Manager, FEMA
U.S. Senator Edward Markey
State Senator Patrick O’Connor
State Representative Joan Meschino
Hull Board of Selectmen Chairwoman, Jennifer Constable
Alan Chartrand, Boston Market President, iHeartMedia
Jeff Littlejohn, Executive VP Engineering & Systems Integration, iHeartMedia
Dan Rea, On-air host, WBZ NewsRadio 1030