Emergency Broadcast System-KGO-TV Channel 7 (1990)

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    SallyAcorn09 Posted 5 years 3 months ago
    I hated the EBS, especially because my local ABC affiliate (WCHS-TV 8) had this test that had thin wording up top, plus the text would "crawl up" just like in the beginning of Star Wars movies. The VO guy (I don't know if it was Charlie Van Dyke - I may need to do more research on that) also attempted to impersenate Darth Vadar, but ultimately failed at it.
    acparson Posted 5 years 7 months ago
    I always found these amusing. What REALLY sucks is when you're asleep, with the TV on, and this comes on, and is really loud, scaring the shit out of you and waking you up.
    Sunni Posted 6 years 12 days ago
    I too hated these tests. This is the old tone that I used to hear. I especially hated it when they did it over the car radio because my mother wouldn't turn it off. The EAS isn't as bad, but I really hate it when I'm trying to watch TV at 2 in the morning and five minutes into the program the screen goes gray and that annoying buzz sound starts up. Is that really necessary? What's wrong with the little black bar on the screen that they do during the day?
    asesino509 Posted 6 years 5 months ago
    brings back some creepy memories
    MarchingTwinkie3 Posted 6 years 8 months ago
    These scared me so much, too. Made me cry and have nightmares on a few occasions. The new EAS ones freak me out, too. -_-'
    WindowsXP Posted 7 years 3 months ago
    Man i Used to be Hate these Things As A Kid
    mysticgirl916 Posted 7 years 9 months ago
    They scared me too. When my grandmother was living near Chatham, she got Detroit stations and I happened to see the WXYZ wavy lines test - freaked me out
    Jack Bauer Posted 7 years 11 months ago
    Dude. I always hated these versions. They scared the crap outta me as a kid.
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