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cardinal1cardinal1 Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited August 3 in Channels & Programming Jul 06, 2022

Does anyone know of a way to override the weather warning screens on Spectrum cable tv? I used to be able to channel up then down on the Spectrum remote and go immediately back to live programming but that no longer does the trick. I called tech support and they came back with pressing the Exit button on the remote followed by the channel up and then channel down but that doesn’t work either. I understand that the alerts are important, but because such a large geographic area is covered, most of the alerts aren’t pertinent and when they are the locked screen is usually interrupting our tracking of the storms from the local weather forecasters.


  • SatchSatch Posts: 4,770 Contributor
    Jul 06, 2022

    Welcome to the forum @cardinal1 !

    Those weather warning screens are controlled by the FCC. Not Spectrum. You might want to file an FCC Complaint. Search for FCC Complaint in your browser. It should be the first result on the list.


  • William_MWilliam_M Posts: 454 Moderator
    Jul 06, 2022

    Hi @cardinal1, welcome to our community! Unfortunately there is no way opt out of emergency alerts, and as Satch has mentioned we do not control what alerts are sent. The emergency alert system is designed to FCC specifications and made available to local and federal authorities as well as the National Weather Service who determine what to send.

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