False Alarm in 1971 WOWO Radio Emergency Broadcast

By Jack Humphrey | indiana

Jul 30
WOWO News Talk 1190 AM

Image via Wikipedia

This must have scared a ton of people.  (The video footage, of course, is not original.  It’s the audio you should pay attention to.)

From the video’s creator:

While browsing Wikipedia, I came across this link, a recording of WOWO-AM in Ft. Wayne, IN participating in the Emergency Broadcast System, when the EBS was inadvertently activated for a national emergency.

http://historyofwowo.com/audio/WOWO-Bob%20SieversEBS_02-20-1971_scoped.mp3

I decided to create a video of what it was like when people thought they were about to be nuked, only to find out…”This is only a test”

Thanks to Christopher Flo. for sharing this on Google+.

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Editor of GoWayneCounty.com, CEO of BrickRoadMedia.com. Twitter: @jackhumphrey