Please continue to check back with us often to see when the WCBI First Alert Weather Team will be programming weather radios in your area!

 

 

PROGRAMMING YOUR WEATHER RADIO

We recommend weather radios with SAME alert technology, especially for receiving weather bulletins at night or while asleep. Weather radios are a must for people who live in mobile homes or do not have a basement, to ensure sufficient time to find safe shelter in case of tornadoes or extreme winds.

In order to program your weather radio specifically for your home location, you need two pieces of information.

1) The channel (frequency) of the nearest weather radio transmitter.
2) The SAME code, so that you can set the radio to only sound alerts for the county in which you live.

Here are charts listing the locations and channel numbers for the surrounding states:

Mississippi Alabama Tennessee

If you live near a county line, you might wish to input the SAME codes for both counties by using the WR-100’s “multiple” function.