May 2012 Meeting – Richard Rudman Talks EAS

National broadcast preparedness expert Richard Rudman comes to San Diego May 16 to update Chapter 36 members and guests on the updates to the Emergency Alert System, EAS. What are the new FCC rules and how were they derived? What is the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)? When and how will it be implemented in the southern California region? If you have questions regarding the EAS, this is a good time to ask.

Please plan to attend this important meeting Wednesday, May 16 at noon at TV Magic, 8112 Engineer Road in Kearny Mesa, San Diego. We are asking everyone to RSVP to so that we can have an accurate headcount for lunch, and this no-host lunch will cost $10 for a sandwich and soft drink. As always, SBE members and guests are welcome.


Richard has served as Vice-Chair of the California EAS State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) since 1995. He was also Chair of the Los Angeles EAS Local Emergency Communications Committee (LECC) from 1996 to 2002. He was Chair of the FCC EAS National Advisory Committee (NAC) 2000-2002 and Vice-Chair 1998-2000. That committee provided information to the Commission on operation of the EAS and assisted State EAS Chairs and emergency managers with EAS training and problem-solving.

He authored chapters on communications facilities emergency planning and preparedness for the NAB Engineering Handbook and CRC’s Electronics Engineering Handbook.

Richard was Director of Engineering at KFWB Radio in Los Angeles from 1975 until 2002, and national President of the SBE from 1985 to 1987, and is now a Fellow of the Society.