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KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Completes New FCC & FEMA Requirements For EAS Ahead Of Schedule

Due to recent changes in the EAS System impacting our listeners, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio becomes compliant and looks for a FEMA Camp

November 7, 2019, at 12:18 AM

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) — EAS participants are required to receive FEMA IPAWS cap messages per 47 CFR Part 11.52(d)(2), and to be able to verify the digital signature on alerts per 11.56(3)(c). To maintain compliance with commonly accepted security standards, FEMA is removing support for older methods, and is requiring the use of a more recent TLS 1.2 protocol to access its IPAWS server. Further, a DHS intermediate security certificate will expire on 18:20 UTC November 8, 2019. The Rev95 update is needed to continue to be able to acquire and verify IPAWS CAP alerts, and must be installed prior to November 8, 2019.



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