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KXI-47 operates 24 hours a day at a frequency of 162.525 MHz. KXI-47 transmits at 300 watts of power, from the Clear Talk Communications tower located 2 miles south of Paris, Illinois.




KXI-47 coverage area



KXI-47 serves 5 counties:

In east central Illinois:

  • Clark (017023)
  • Coles (017029)
  • Douglas (017041)
  • Edgar (017045)

In west central Indiana:

  • Vigo (018167)

Numbers in parentheses are used for the Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME), utilized by many NOAA Weather Radio receivers.

The approximate coverage area is shown at left. This is based on computer projections, and may vary due to placement of your radio, direction of the transmitting antenna on the broadcast tower, and environmental issues. Click here for more details

Listeners in Clark County can also receive severe weather warnings on station KXI-48 in Newton.  Coles, Douglas and Edgar Counties are also covered by station WXJ-76 in Champaign. Vigo County is also covered by station WXK-72 in Putnamville, IN.


Routine Programming:

  • Paris and Vicinity Forecast:  A forecast for central Illinois for the next 7 days.  It airs continuously, and is routinely updated at 4 AM and 3:30 PM Central time.  Updates in between these times occur as necessary.
  • Hourly Weather Roundup:  Detailed hourly observations for the Paris Airport, as well as temperature and observed weather at many locations around the Midwest, are updated at 2 minutes past each hour.
  • Hazardous Weather Outlook:  This product gives a summary of expected weather hazards over the next 7 days, and information on when storm spotters may need to be activated.  It airs from 6 to 10 AM, and 3 to 7 PM daily, Central time. It is updated around 11:30 AM if conditions warrant. 
  • Climate Summaries:  Daily summaries for observed conditions at the Champaign and Mattoon Airports air periodically from 5 to 9 AM, and 6 to 8 PM, Central time.


Non-Routine Programming:

During adverse weather conditions, some normal programming is suspended.   This is done to broadcast more important information frequently.

  • During severe thunderstorm and tornado watches, and flood warnings, the following will NOT air:  Climate Summary.  Also, hourly weather conditions are limited to nearby stations only.

  • Most normal programming is eliminated during severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings.  Broadcast cycles are limited to severe weather watches and warnings, flood warnings, and Hourly Weather Roundup (local cities only).

When a severe weather watch or warning is issued, it is preceded by special alarm signals, which activate specially designed weather radios. These radios will alert you to the warning broadcast, through use of a siren or other means of notification. Radios that have the alarm feature and a battery backup are highly recommended. The cost of these radios range around $20 and upward.  Click here for more information on weather radio receivers.

In central Illinois, the alarm features will be used for the following messages:

  • Tornado Watches and Warnings
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings
  • Flash Flood Warnings
  • Blizzard Warnings
  • Non-Weather Emergency Messages
  • AMBER Alerts (SAME feature only)

This alarm feature is tested on Wednesdays between 10 AM and 1 PM Central time.   If severe weather is a threat, the test will be held the first available good-weather day.


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