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Emergency Broadcast System-KGO-TV Channel 7 (1990)
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Posted 9 years 4 months ago
I hated the EBS, especially because my local ABC affiliate (WCHS-TV
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.
Posted 9 years 8 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.
Posted 10 years 1 month 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?
Posted 10 years 6 months ago
brings back some creepy memories
Posted 10 years 9 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. -_-'
Posted 11 years 4 months ago
Man i Used to be Hate these Things As A Kid
Posted 11 years 10 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
Posted 12 years 1 month ago
Dude. I always hated these versions. They scared the crap outta me as a kid.
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