National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The NOAA Weather Radio station serving Champaign, WXJ-76 on a frequency of 162.550 MHz, has a failed power divider on the antenna. This is resulting in the signal only extending a few miles at best from the transmitter site.  Parts have been ordered for the repair. However, repair efforts will need to be coordinated with the technicians doing the repair, along with the chief engineer at WDWS radio, which provides the tower space for our transmitter. Due to high winds today, the antenna repairs have been delayed until Wednesday November 22.

The following neighboring stations cover the more distant parts of the WXJ-76 service area. While other counties may receive these stations, only the listed counties would receive warning broadcasts.


KXI-46 in Shelbyville (162.500 MHz):

  • Warning service: Moultrie.

  • General coverage: Moultrie.


KXI-47 in Paris (162.525 MHz):

  • Warning service: Coles, Douglas and Edgar.

  • General coverage: Coles, Douglas, Edgar, southern Vermilion.


KXI-86 in Crescent City (162.500 MHz):

  • Warning service: Ford and Vermilion.

  • General coverage: Ford, northeast Champaign, northern Vermilion.


KZZ-27 in Newport, IN (162.425 MHz):

  • Warning service: None in Illinois

  • General coverage: Edgar, central and southern Vermilion.


KZZ-65 in Bloomington (162.525 MHz):

  • Warning service: De Witt (Emergency addition to normal area).

  • General coverage: Northwest Champaign, De Witt, Piatt.


WXJ-75 in Springfield (162.400 MHz):

  • Warning service: De Witt.

  • General coverage: Western De Witt.


WXK-24 in Odell (162.450 MHz):

  • Warning service: Ford.

  • General coverage: Ford.