FEMA and Audacy’s WWL Radio to Unveil New Emergency Broadcast Studio


FEMA and Audacy’s WWL-AM/FM will host the unveiling of an all-hazards upgrade to the “Primary Entry Point” facility at 9 a.m. CT on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

The modernization to the emergency studio increases WWL’s resiliency to continue broadcasting under all conditions, including natural disasters and acts of terrorism. This facility is one of 77 across the country that serve as a National Public Warning System Primary Entry Point (PEP) station, participating with FEMA to provide emergency alert and warning information to the public before, during and after incidents and disasters.

WWL is the 15th radio 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.

WHAT:                News conference at 9 a.m. CT. Official remarks, Q&A, a tour of the facility, and live demonstration at the
                            WWL PEP station emergency studio


Speakers include:

  • Erik Hooks, Deputy Administrator, FEMA
  • Antwane Johnson, Director, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, FEMA
  • Manny Centeno, IPAWS Program Manager
  • Cynthia Lee Sheng, Jefferson Parish President
  • Kevin Cassidy, Senior Vice-President, Market Manager, Audacy-WWL
  • John Kennedy, Senior Vice-President, Technical Operations, Audacy