TV and Radio Stations that Broadcast Emergency Alert Messages

In April 2017, the CRTC directed wireless service providers to implement wireless public alerting capability on their long-term-evolution (LTE) networks: Wireless service providers will be required to participate in the National Public Alerting System (NPAS).

The map below, updated in November 2018, shows which FM radio, AM radio and over-the-air (OTA) television stations are broadcasting emergency alerts as of November 2018.

There are also subscription-based service providers that distribute emergency alerts, including (but not limited to) cable TV, satellite TV, video-on-demand (VOD) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service providers.

How do I use this map?

By default, you are in the Panoramic Mode (Pan Mode), and you can click and drag the map to re-centre it. You can also move the cursor over a station on the map to see information specific for that station.

In order to search where emergency alerts are distributed, select AM radio, FM radio or TV station in the pulldown menu. Then enter the station’s information such as the name, call sign, frequency, or location into the search box, and click on the magnifying glass to search.

You can zoom in and out of the map by using the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons on the top left-hand side of the map, or by simply scrolling the mouse wheel up and down.

To narrow down your search, click on the Map Layer Control box on the right-hand side to choose between AM, FM or TV station. By doing so, only the selected types will appear on the map.

The bottom right-hand side of the map shows you the legend indicating the station type.

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The CRTC intends to update the map annually based on data collected from the CRTC annual surveys submitted by radio and TV stations and subscription service providers no later than November 30 each year.

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