New NOAA Radio Station in Owenton, KY

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service, Wilmington OH
1210 PM EDT Wed May 22 2002

The National Weather Service will be installing a new NOAA weather radio station in Owenton, Kentucky.

The new station, KZZ48, will have a transmitter that operates on an assigned frequency of 162.45 MHz at 300 watts of power. The transmitter will serve residents in northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana, and will provide regular scheduled broadcasts, and tone activation for warnings and watches.

Effective June 30, 2002, an official broadcast service area will be established for the Owenton Kentucky transmitter, that includes the following counties:

In Kentucky: Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton.

In Indiana: Switzerland.

The following counties will no longer be under the broadcast service area for the Covington, Kentucky transmitter at KIH42, on the frequency of 162.55 MHz. The 1050 Hz tone alarm, will not be activated for the following Kentucky and Indiana counties.

Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Owen, Pendleton and Switzerland.

But, in accordance with the emergency alert system plan, the same alert tone will continue to be activated for the same counties listed above in Kentucky and Indiana.

On occasion, the broadcast programming from Owenton may be heard in nearby Kentucky counties of Harrison, Henry, Franklin, Scott and Shelby. Therefore, the same alert tone will be activated from the new transmitter site for these counties.