NOAA Weather Radio Promotion and Programming Saturday

Register to Win A Free Midland Weather Radio at the Platte River Mall

Building a Weather-Ready Nation


On Saturday staff at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Platte, Neb. will again partner with KNOP-TV and the local Radio Shack to promote and program the NOAA All-Hazards weather radio receivers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT.

The goal of the Weather Radio campaign is to make All-Hazard Weather Radios as common and necessary as smoke detectors in homes, workplaces and classrooms. The radios are personal all-hazard warning systems. They help protect lives and property with a warning alarm feature that activates for immediate life-threatening events such as tornadoes, blizzards and hazardous materials releases.

A weather radio receiver is an essential part of any severe weather safety plan. To help meet this goal, Midland Radio Corporation has donated three weather radio receiver that will be given away. To register to win visit our booth at the Platte River Mall this Saturday.  

NOAA Weather Radio, also known as the “Voice of the National Weather Service”, is a nationwide network of radio transmitters which broadcast continuous weather information from nearby National Weather Service offices. NOAA Weather Radio provides the fastest access to information about severe weather. Originating from the operations area of nearby forecast offices, NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service watches, warnings, statements, and forecast information 24 hours a day. The network also broadcasts Hazardous Material Warnings, Civil Emergency Messages, and Amber Alerts. NOAA Weather Radio receivers are available in a variety of styles and prices, at electronics stores, discount stores and some grocery stores across the county.   

             The network includes more than 1,000 transmitters covering all 50 states and adjacent coastal waters.  Receivers are equipped with a special alarm tone feature that sounds an alert and gives immediate information about life-threatening severe weather situations.

            To learn more about NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards visit our web page at or for local scheduled programming from the North Platte office visit

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At Home?

At Work?

At Play?

While Traveling?

While Boating or Camping?


  The Voice of the National  Weather Service

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