FEMA Administrator Supports FM In Smartphones
October 21, 2014 at 6:21 AM (PT)
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Administrator CRAIG FUGATE has gone on record with his support for enabling FM Chips in smartphones.
Hear his thoughts in the video below about the importance for citizens to hear from their local broadcasters without interruption, during an emergency.
NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH commented, "NAB and local broadcasters thank FEMA Administrator FUGATE for his support for radio-enabled smartphones. His comments send a strong message to wireless providers regarding the indispensible value of radio as a lifeline when disaster strikes. Broadcasters' partnership with SPRINT has demonstrated consumers' keen interest in being able to tune to local radio stations on mobile devices wherever they go. We strongly urge all wireless carriers to voluntarily activate their customers' FM chips that are already installed in mobile devices to provide Americans with access to a lifesaving service."