Weather Radios

Weather Radio WR-120EZTo stay safe in extreme weather, you need advanced warning. Weather radios broadcast warnings, watches, forecasts and other non-weather related hazard information.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Payne Auto Group have partnered to offer the Midland WR-120EZ Trilingual Weather Alert Radio for the discounted price of $29.99.

You'll only get alerts for the county you need. Alerts are available in Spanish.

The radio is recommended by the Department of Homeland Security.

For a list of S.A.M.E. codes, visit the NWR county coverage listings for Texas. You can also find a list of codes below:

 Location S.A.M.E. Code
Cameron  048061
Willacy  048489
Hidalgo  048215
Starr  048427

Below are the frequencies for Spanish broadcasts:

Frequency Location
162.475  Pharr
162.450  Harlingen

The National Weather Service recommends changing batteries in your weather radio in the spring and fall when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.



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