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.