NOAA Weather Radio  

KZZ58 Kankakee, 162.525 MHz

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio station WZZ-58 serves portions of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, including the Kankakee, Morocco and Lowell areas of northern Illinois and Indiana, from a 300 Watt transmitter in Kankakee, Illinois. The nominal effective range of the transmitter is about 40 miles. Continuous 24 hour programming is provided from the National Weather Service Chicago Forecast Office, located southwest of Chicago in Romeoville Illinois.

A map of the listening area is shown below, with Specific Area Message Encoder codes shown for each county. Severe weather watches and warnings are tone-alerted for all counties shaded in blue. Tone alarm tests for KZZ-58 occur each WEDNESDAY at approximately 11 AM.


Map of KZZ-58 Warning Area

County
Kankakee
Will
Iroquois
Newton
Lake
SAME code
017091
017197
017075
018111
018089

Broadcast Cycle

  • Station ID Message
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  • Regional Weather Synopsis
  • updated around 430 AM and 430 PM, or as needed
  • Hourly Temperature Roundup
  • updated between 5 and 10 min past the hour
  • Short Term Forecast
  • only when precipitation or active weather is near North Central Illinois
  • Kankakee County and surrounding area Forecast
  • updated 4 AM and 4 PM and as needed
  • River Stages
  • for the Kankakee River (during the warm season)
  • Severe Weather and other special programming during "active" weather
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