KXI22

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KXI22
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City of license Young Harris, Georgia
Broadcast area North Georgia mountains
Branding NOAA Weather Radio
Slogan The voice of the National Weather Service
Frequency 162.500 MHz
Format Weather/Civil Emergency
Language(s) English
ERP 100 watts
Transmitter coordinates
Affiliations NWSFO Peachtree City
Owner NOAA/National Weather Service
Website www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc

KXI22 is a newer NOAA Weather Radio station that serves parts of the north Georgia mountains with 100 watts on 162.500MHz. Its transmitter is located atop Brasstown Bald (the highest point in Georgia, with its radio antenna on the observation tower there, along with Georgia Public Broadcasting's W12DK-D TV and future WBTB FM. It is programmed from the National Weather Service forecast office at Falcon Field airport in Peachtree City, originally at Hartsfield International Airport (now Hartsfield-Jackson) in Atlanta. It is also simulcast with long-time KXI75 located near Blue Ridge, Georgia, and the two cover much of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the far north-central part of the state.

KXI22 broadcasts weather and hazard information for the following counties: Fannin, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, and White in northeast Georgia, and Clay in western North Carolina. In addition to Fannin, three other counties are mainly serviced by KXI75: Cherokee, Polk, and Gilmer, in North Carolina, east Tennessee, and Georgia, respectively. Warnings for Clay are issued by NWSFO Greer (Greenville/Spartanburg), and for Cherokee and Polk by NWSFO Morristown (Knoxville).

The automated system uses only the standard male synthesized voice, except for the current time, which still uses the original robotic-sounding voice instead of the very natural one used by most NOAA/National Weather Service radio stations.

Hourly conditions are given for Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Georgia, Atlanta, Rome, Dalton, Athens, and possibly others in Georgia; and Chattanooga, Knoxville, Asheville, Greenville/Spartanburg, and possibly others in surrounding states.


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