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Illinois Weather radio and weather stations all Broadcast Frequencies

Weather station frequency site name and call sign, also check out Acurite Home Station.

Weather station

Site Name Transmitter Name Call Sign Frequency Power WFO
Chicago Sear’s Tower KWO39 162.550 500 Romeoville, IL
Crystal Lake Crystal Lake KXI41 162.500 300 Romeoville, IL
Chester Chester KXI42 162.450 300 Weldon Spring, MO
Shelbyville Shelbyville KXI46 162.500 300 Lincoln, IL
Paris Paris KXI47 162.525 300 Lincoln, IL
Newton Newton KXI48 162.450 1000 Lincoln, IL
Salem Salem KXI49 162.475 1000 Weldon Spring, MO
McLeansboro McLeansboro KXI52 162.400 300 Paducah, KY
Plano Yorkville KXI58 162.400 300 Romeoville, IL
Jerseyville Jerseyville KXI70 162.450 300 Weldon Spring, MO
Hillsboro Coffeen KXI79 162.425 300 Weldon Spring, MO
Crescent City Crescent City KXI86 162.500 300 Romeoville, IL
Dixon Dixon KZZ55 162.525 300 Romeoville, IL
Freeport Eleroy KZZ56 162.450 300 Davenport, IA
Rockford Latham Park KZZ57 162.475 1000 Romeoville, IL
Kankakee Aroma Park KZZ58 162.525 300 Romeoville, IL
Bloomington Bloomington Heights KZZ65 162.525 300 Lincoln, IL
Galesburg Galesburg KZZ66 162.400 300 Lincoln, IL
Lockport Downers Grove KZZ81 162.425 1000 Romeoville, IL
DeKalb DeKalb WNG536 162.550 300 Romeoville, IL
Peoria East Peoria WXJ71 162.475 1000 Lincoln, IL
Quad Cities Rock Island WXJ73 162.550 1000 Davenport, IA
Springfield Springfield WXJ75 162.400 1000 Lincoln, IL
Champaign Champaign WXJ76 162.550 1000 Lincoln, IL
Macomb Macomb WXJ92 162.500 1000 Davenport, IA
Odell Odell WXK24 162.450 1000 Romeoville, IL
Princeton Tiskilwa WXL22 162.425 300 Davenport, IA
Marion Goreville WXM49 162.425 1000 Paducah, KY
Jacksonville Jacksonville WXM90 162.525 300 Lincoln, IL

It is important that you have on hand all of the basic supplies you will need to survive.Weather station You should have enough of these supplies to be able to sustain yourself for at least three days, since it may be a while before you can evacuate safely or before help can reach you. A sample emergency kit might look like this:




  • Water, a gallon per person per day. Also, it is helpful to have some means of filtering/purifying water, in case you run out
  • Food, non-perishable (cans, protein bars- whatever won’t go bad)
  • Battery-powered radio and weather station with extra batteries (or you can buy one of these)
  • NOAA weather radio and weather station with extra batteries (or, one of these will do the trick)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle and signal mirror to signal for help
  • Surgical masks for breathing contaminated air
  • Plastic sheeting for building temporary shelters
  • Duct tape
  • Garbage bags and moist wipes for personal sanitation
  • A good multitool with pliers in case you have to turn off utilities like gas
  • A can opener
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with charger/extra battery.
  • An extra supply of any prescription medications you may have
  • An analgesic such as Tylenol
  • Bedding such as sleeping bags
  • An extra change of clothes, including sturdy shoes
  • A waterproof means of starting a fire (waterproof matches, stormproof lighter, etc)