Our Public Safety Mission
Because – under our FCC designation – a portion of airtime must be devoted to “public safety,” we engage listeners with material critical to their well-being. Our programming is more than informative; it’s vital.
We are a Public Safety Radio Station. When Emergencies occur in our community, we are the only radio station in this area licensed specifically to provide up to date relevant information. Please listen to our Public Safety PSA’s that run every hour. Preparedness is the best defense for an Emergency.
Lexington Community Radio will provide vital emergency broadcasts during severe weather occurrences, community emergencies and other potential/real man-made or natural disasters. The emergency plans, which are supported by the station, cover emergencies such as natural hazards including earthquakes, tornadoes, fire (urban and wildland), storms, floods, ice storms, landslides, human and animal disease epidemics, drought, sink holes and mine subsidence.
Accidental disasters including accidents, explosions, equipment and dam failures, hazardous materials and biological hazard incidents, household chemical emergencies, industrial emergencies, transportation disasters including airline, truck and rail. Disruptions in Services – Water, sewer, communications, travel, etc. Civil Disturbances and Terrorism including rioting and looting. Also assassinations, bombings, cyber attacks, hijackings, kidnappings, threats of terrorism and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons, weapons of mass destruction and mass casualties.
The Applicant provides 24 hours daily of locally originated programming features emergency information and resources as provided by city emergency response personnel including local police and fire departments. Lexington Community Radio will also broadcast programming relative to zoning, land use and design proposals within a broader community vision for physical development that will allow the Lexington community to grow and prosper, promote economic development and viable job development while preserving the quality of life that makes it a desirable place to work and live while protecting and enhancing existing neighborhoods, downtown, and the rural cultural landscape.