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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous EBS "national emergency" false alarm


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The WOWO one is especially fascinating because though they did follow protocol pretty much to the letter, at the same time they were like, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?"  That is, there's this supposed national emergency requiring the President to deliver a message yet their teletypes (the go-to method of getting fast up to date news at the time) weren't saying anything about it.  I mean if this were the real deal they'd be getting teletypes and such like crazy of incoming missiles or whatever else the "national emergency" could be.  So rather than fear or concern or panic, the DJ just thought this situation didn't make any sense (like at 1:41 in the first video for example).

PS: Before anyone asks, this is what they are playing at 2:30 in the first video:


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