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KEC56 - Dallas All Hazards
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City Dallas, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas / Fort Worth Metro / Kaufman / Greenville
Branding NOAA All Hazards Radio
Slogan The Voice Of The National Weather Service
Frequency 162.400 MHz
Format Weather/Civil Emergency
Language(s) English
Power 1,000 Watts
HAAT 122 M
Class C
Transmitter coordinates 32°55′48″N 96°44′50″W / 32.929989°N 96.747238°W / 32.929989; -96.747238Coordinates: 32°55′48″N 96°44′50″W / 32.929989°N 96.747238°W / 32.929989; -96.747238[1]
Owner NOAA/National Weather Service
Coverage Area of KEC56 in Dallas

KEC56 (sometimes referred to as Dallas All Hazards) is a NOAA Weather Radio station that serves Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas south, east and north of the immediate metroplex. It is programmed from the NWS Fort Worth office with its transmitter located in Dallas. It broadcasts weather and hazard information for the following Counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant.

Hourly conditions on this station are reported for the following cities: DFW Airport, Dallas Love Field, Fort Worth Meacham, Arlington, McKinney, Denton, Wichita Falls, Abilene, Waco, and Tyler.

The audio feed is heard on WFAA-TV's "AccuWeather channel" on channel 8.2.[2]


KEC-56 was one of 300 NOAA Weather Radio stations added across the United States in the 1970s. Until synthesized voice broadcasts were introduced into the NOAA Weather Radio network in 1998, both this station and KEC55 in Fort Worth simulcasted.

Throughout early 2009, all NOAA Weather Radio Stations within the North Texas region (including KEC56) began airing a monthly 5 minute talk show titled "The Lightning Bolt" where listener-submitted questions related to weather are answered by meteorologists.[3]


  1. ^ "NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Sites". Retrieved Aug 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ WFAA live weather channel - WFAA-TV (accessed July 14, 2011) Archived October 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ The Lightning Bolt - NWS - Fort Worth (accessed July 5, 2009)

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