"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 9. The test will be transmitted over radio and television stations. Once the alert is sounded, the message will be: "This is a test." Regular programming will resume once the test is over. FEMA asks everyone’s assistance to spread the word so people will know what to expect and no one is caught off guard."