Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

FCC Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)

DIRS has been created to allow communications companies to report the status and needs of their operations to the FCC during times of crisis. All broadcasters and cable operators should register on the DIRS website.

During a disaster, you will be contacted by the FCC if DIRS is activated in your area.  At that point, stations and cable operators will be requested to report their on-air / off-air status on a daily basis, as well as any needs they have.

The FCC has proactively reached out to the broadcast community with this program to help us stay on the air during a disaster.  WBA encourages all member stations to avail themselves of this valuable program.  Stations must pre-register on the site before a disaster occurs. Details on the program can be found on the Wisconsin EAS website DIRS page.

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