Disaster Resources - University of Illinois Extension

Severe Weather Preparedness Series : NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio for the latest weather forecasts beforetraveling in the winter. The National Weather Service broadcasts weather information,including watches, warnings, and advisories 24 hours a day. Weather radio transmittershave a range of about 40 miles. Almost 90 percent of the population of Illinoisis within listening range of a NOAA Weather Radio. Here is a list of radio transmittersthat cover Illinois:

Weather Radio Stations Covering Illinois

Call Sign Site Name Site Location Frequency Power
KZZ65 Bloomington Bloomington Heights 162.525 300
WXJ76 Champaign Champaign 162.55 1000
KXI42 Chester Chester 162.45 300
KWO39 Chicago Sear's Tower 162.55 300
KXI86 Crescent City Crescent City 162.5 300
KXI41 Crystal Lake Crystal Lake 162.5 300
WNG536 DeKalb DeKalb 162.55 100
KZZ55 Dixon Dixon 162.525 300
KZZ56 Freeport Eleroy 162.45 300
KZZ66 Galesburg Galesburg 162.4 300
KXI79 Hillsboro Hillsboro 162.425 300
WXM90 Jacksonville Jacksonville 162.525 300
KXI70 Jerseyville Jerseyville 162.45 300
KZZ58 Kankakee Aroma Park 162.525 300
KZZ81 Lockport Downers Grove 162.425 1000
WXJ92 Macomb Macomb 162.5 1000
WXM49 Marion Goreville 162.425 1000
KXI52 McLeansboro McLeansboro 162.4 300
KXI48 Newton Newton 162.45 1000
WXK24 Odell Odell 162.45 1000
KXI47 Paris Paris 162.525 300
WXJ71 Peoria East Peoria 162.475 1000
KXI58 Plano Yorkville 162.4 300
WXL22 Princeton Tiskilwa 162.425 300
WXJ73 Quad Cities Rock Island 162.55 1000
KZZ57 Rockford Latham Park 162.475 1000
KXI49 Salem Salem 162.475 1000
KXI46 Shelbyville Shelbyville 162.4 300
WXJ75 Springfield Springfield 162.4 1000

Number of Stations in Illinois = 29

 

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