We have several local media outlets that participate in the EAS.
Charter Communications (Television)
Charter is our local cable television provider, and they will broadcast EAS statements. If your television is on, you will hear a tone and it will change whatever channel you are watching to channel 13 where the screen will be black and scroll the EAS message across in white letters. Newer alert systems will broadcast the tone and simply have a text crawl at the top of the screen of whatever channel you are currently watching.
The following radio stations participate in the Emergency Alert System:
FM 89.1 KHOL
AM 1340 KSGT
FM 93.5 KJAX
FM 95.3 KZJH
FM 96.9 KMTN
All of these radio stations will tone out and then broadcast EAS statements, preempting the current programming. Once again, your radio must be on and you must be tuned to one of these radio stations to receive the alert. Be advised that FM 90.3 KUWJ (NPR) will generally only make EAS statements for statewide emergencies as opposed to local emergencies since the station is based in Laramie.
Satellite Radio & Television
Keep in mind that if you have satellite radio (such as XM Radio or Sirius Radio) or if you have satellite television (such as Direct TV or Dish Network) you will not receive local EAS messages. The only media that broadcast local EAS messages are local outlets, and only in the case of a national EAS activation would satellite radio or television broadcast EAS statements. If non-local providers are the only media services that you typically watch or listen to, Teton County Emergency Mangement strongly suggests that you have a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio so that you may receive local EAS messages.
Emergency Management is using Twitter to inform the public of routine day-to-day activities, but in times of emergency will utilize this service to provide information to the public when resources allow. Follow our feed.
You can also follow Teton County Emergency Management on Facebook here. Although not a primary source for emergency information, when time allows we post more detailed information on an emergency or preparedness information to our Facebook page.