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Business and School Closing System

Businesses and Schools can now contact one organization to report closings, cancellations, and other announcements due to inclement weather OR emergency messaging.  RIBA will forward the message immediately to our members stations. THE SYSTEM IS LIVE 365 DAYS A YEAR TO ACCEPT PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION TO OUR VIEWERS AND LISTENERS.  YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE SENT IMMEDIATELY TO THE WEBSITES OF ALL OUR MEMBER STATIONS.  NEWSROOMS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF YOUR ACTIVATION OF THE MESSAGE VIA TEXT AND EMAIL ALERTS.

Due to the increasing cost of hosting and maintenance fees of the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association Cancellation system, we have had to increase the registration fee of this service.

Registration fee is $100.00 per year. This fee includes use of this system 365 days a year. We accept emergency activation messaging throughout the year. All messages activated are delivered to newsrooms of our Television and Radio station members, along with going up on each member station website.

If you are a non-profit business, contact LNeedham@ribroadcasters.com with your business name, address, contact information and Tax Identification number to have the fee waived within the system to allow you access to the closing page.

All registered users will now have opportunity to promote the use of text alerts to be sent to (pre-registered users) as soon as your company/business activates a message within the system. Any employee, client or other persons can register on-line at any radio or television station website to receive text alerts for your individual message.

We thank you for your understanding that this service is vital to the safety of Rhode Island but faces the uprising costs of technology advances.

Rhode Island Broadcasters Association

View a list of Stations that participate in the RIBA cancellation program 


Information for Schools

For information on how to request a log in ID, click here.

If your organization has not registered for the program, sign up online or download a Sign Up Form now.

For complete  information about the program and procedures for the web, please download the Closing Procedure Instructions.


Information for Businesses

For information on how to request a log in ID, click here.

If your business has not registered for the program, sign up online or download a sign up form now.

For information on how to submit a payment, click here.

For complete information about the program and procedures for the web, please download the Closing Procedure Instructions.