- Feb 3, 2015
Does anyone still listen to these broadcasts on a dedicated weather radio receiver anymore ? No one seems to even know about this system anymore. We did have a transmitter for this area that was particularly funded by the local municipal government but they decided that it was a waste of tax payer funds and cut funding for the transmitter. Fire chiefs from surrounding communities protested but were ignored by the municipality. None of the municipal administration were even familiar with the weather radio station or why it was being funded. They told the local fire chief that the cellular smartphones have made the weather radio system totally obsolete so there is no need to fund the local weather station anymore. It stopped broadcasting weather information recently. I guess I can toss my radio in the trash this week or send it to the recycling folks.