KXI60 Dedication Ceremony

Held in Decorah, Iowa on Thursday, June 12, 2003.

Page Created: 6/13/03


NOAA Weather Radio in Decorah

After years of work, NOAA Weather Radio is finally a reality in Decorah, Iowa. KXI60 began broadcasting for parts of northeast Iowa and extreme southeast Minnesota on April 9, 2003.

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On Thursday, June 12, 2003, a dedication ceremony was held at the Decorah City Hall to recognize the completion of the project and thank all agencies involved. A total of 26 people attended the 45-minute ceremony, including:

  • Iowa Emergency Management Division
  • Winneshiek County Emergency Management
  • Howard County Emergency Management
  • Winneshiek County Sheriff Dept.
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Decorah Police Department
  • Mayor of Decorah
  • Viking Towers, Inc.
  • Textron Fastening Systems
  • Sims Appliance
  • General public
  • National Weather Service

Speakers included:

  • Bruce Goetsch, Winneshiek Co. Emergency Management
  • Todd Shea, National Weather Service
  • Les Askelson, Viking Towers Inc.
  • Joyce Allsup, Iowa Emergency Management Division

Displays were setup by Winneshiek County Emergency Management and Sims Appliance & TV, with photos of the transmitter installation and various weather radios. The National Weather Service had press kits and a wide selection of brochures.

Bruce Goetsch, Winneshiek County Emergency Management Todd Shea, NWS La Crosse Les Askelson, Viking Towers Inc. Joyce Allsup, Iowa Emergency Management Division

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