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Snowtime Is Showtime for Information Stations

Bad weather allows for automated and dedicated stations to perform their duty

Bill Baker reminds us in his recent The Source newsletter, that “As ice and snow fall, the value of information radio stations rises.”

He even has a few small stories about such stations being put to use in communities during bad weather. One station in Lexington/Fayette County, Ky., was used to repeat emergency phone numbers for local utilities.

In Lyndhurst, N.J., authorities created a message for its information radio station to tell people to dig out local fire hydrants that were buried by snow (or snowplowing).

Such stations, AKA Traffic Information Stations, are low-powered AMs, 530 kHz, 1610 kHz and 1620 kHz are popular frequency assignments but they can be anywhere in the AM band.