Last week I was in
Growing up in south
Weather coverage is the most important thing we do as a broadcast television station. I know it can be annoying when we interrupt regular programming or crawl weather reports across the screen with that aggravating beep… especially when it doesn’t affect your community… but we will not compromise when it comes to doing our best to keep you informed about severe weather… even if the severe weather only impacts a few people.
We are provided a license to operate KAIT and in exchange for that license we are required to serve the public interest. If the weather affected you last week I hope we were able to provide some type of warning that helped you protect yourself and your family. One of the biggest financial investments for KAIT is our weather equipment and services. You can count on us to be there in the future. And just remember… that service is free. With cable and satellite carrying our signal to over 60% of the market many people tend to forget that KAIT weather coverage… and all of our news, sports and entertainment programming… IS free. All you need is a TV and an antenna. In fact, if you find yourself in the dark after the power goes out all you need is a battery powered TV to stay informed.
I started off talking about Raycom Media and wanted to let you know that KAIT being part of this company is good for our employees and also it’s good for you. In our meetings we had in-depth discussions about our group coverage especially in the event of a disaster. With many stations located along the
Hopefully we will not experience any severe storms in the future, but if we do, KAIT will be here for you. It’s the most important we do.
It is great to see all the “good neighbors” in Region 8 helping their neighbors in need. If you were affected by the storm last week we are thankful that you are okay and we will continue to work with the area organizations on relief efforts. It will take quite a while before these communities can rebuild and if you want to help please donate to the American Red Cross and specify that the money be used for NE Arkansas,
Godspeed to you and your family.
Martha H. of Jonesboro writes:
We are transpants from California.
With the threat of tornados in our area why doesn't someone talk about safe rooms or storm shelters? It would be a benifical topic for residents who need more information & where to inquire about them.