In 2021 after nearly 14 months with no resolution to the Champaign county NOAA weather radio, WCIA and the National Weather Service in Lincoln came to an agreement to allow the NOAA weather radio transmitter to be mounted on the WCIA broadcast tower.
They installed the equipment that soon restored the signal to the over 200,000 people of Champaign county. This radio broadcast sends out ALERTS for tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flood warnings for our area.
This crucial tool allows people to be alerted in the middle of the night, in the event of life-threatening weather. Many people who live in rural areas without tornado sirens rely upon this service to be alerted of bad weather.
WCIA became a partner with the leading manufacturer of NOAA weather radios, Midland. You can order a radio shipped to your door by clicking the image above and using promo code “WCIA”, or pick up your radio at the Ace hardware in Mahomet or Gibson City, or the Hyvee in Springfield.
WCIA will hold several weather radio programming events in 2022 so that you can get your radio setup just the way you want it. Keep checking back for announcements on when those are scheduled.
Find your county’s weather radio program code
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