The Iowa Storm Chasing Network is proud to announce a new media that will be utilized during severe weather. Wednesday, Newsradio 1040 AM WHO and the Iowa Storm Chasing Network will begin working together to provide radio listeners with the latest severe weather information.
WHO 1040 is a commercial AM radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. The station is owned by iHeartMedia and carries a news/talk radio format. The studios and offices are on Grand Avenue in Des Moines.
WHO broadcasts at 50,000 watts, the maximum power permitted for commercial AM stations. It uses a non-directional antenna. WHO dates back to the early days of broadcasting and is a Class A clear-channel station. With a good radio, the station can be heard over much of the Central United States during nighttime hours. During daytime hours, its transmitter power and Iowa’s flat land (with near-perfect soil conductivity) allows it to be heard through most of Iowa, as well as parts of Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota.
While the Iowa Storm Chasing Network is social media oriented, people often have battery operated radios, which will allow them to still receive critical severe weather information in the situation of losing power.
The Iowa Storm Chasing Network provides weather forecasts, educational outreach, and multi-platform media distribution in and around severe weather as it happens. A team of storm chasers deploys each spring to cover the American Midwest. The team focus is on the dissemination of real-time information to both government and media clients, improving advance warning to people in the path of dangerous weather.