While the TODAY SHOW talked about how to ‘take charge of your laundry’ Friday morning, a weird message popped up: An emergency alert that the channel has been force tuned to receive the Emergency Alert Message.. The actual audio of the station was interrupted in various cities while the message alert broadcast noise buzzed and the text demanded people stop using their phones to free lines up for the emergency ..
No alert message followed..
It is presumed this was a test run.
Apparently it was not just people scared into a few paranoid thoughts, but also news stations, as well.. WSOC-TV in Charlotte put a statement on its website that read:
WSOC-TV is looking into the emergency alert that aired around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning on Channel 9 and TV64.
WSOC-TV is hearing that radio stations broadcasted the message too along with our sister station in Atlanta WSB-TV.
We are investigating the alert and will have more information after we look into it.
A hijack? But who hijacked?