WXYZ-TV brings 7 First Alert Weather to WOMC-FM 104.3 Radio

Apr 22, 2013, 14:00 ET from WXYZ-TV

DETROIT, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ-TV and 104.3 WOMC-FM are proud to announce a partnership to deliver 7 First Alert Weather forecasts to the radio station's listeners.  7 First Alert Weather is now providing regular up-to-the-minute weather updates on WOMC-FM throughout the day, seven days a week.

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The reports are provided by the 7 First Alert Weather team, including Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth, and meteorologists Keenan Smith, Hally Vogel and Chris Edwards. The 7 First Alert Weather team uses cutting edge technology and the most accurate forecasting tools to provide viewers with severe weather warnings on all platforms…on air, on line, on mobile, and now on radio.   

"WXYZ is pleased to provide the services of 7 First Alert Weather to 104.3 WOMC-FM listeners," said E. W. Scripps Divisional Manager, and WXYZ-TV Vice President and General Manager, Ed Fernandez. "It's an important benefit that will help keep viewers and listeners safe and prepared during times of severe weather."

"Our listeners count on us for accurate and timely weather information," said Debbie Kenyon, CBS RADIO Detroit Senior Vice President and Market Manager.  "Providing WXYZ-TV's 7 First Alert gives them access to state-of-the-art weather technology and the most up-to-minute reports—especially at times when they may need it most, when they are on the road."

7 First Alert meteorologists also provide the F.A.S.T. (First Alert Storm Threat) Forecast.  This unique tool rates five storm threats on a scale from 1-5.  The threats are: Tornadoes, wind, lighting, hail and flooding.  F.A.S.T. forecasts give viewers highly detailed information so they can take appropriate action during severe weather.

WXYZ-TV is owned by E.W. Scripps.  Scripps is a leading media enterprise that embraces its rich history in delivering high-quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and the Scripps Howard News Service, while developing and expanding its digital strategies, including social gaming, for multiple platforms. The company provides community-changing breaking news, story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach at 19 television stations in major markets such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa, and 13 newspaper markets, including Memphis, Knoxville, Naples, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas.

104.3 WOMC is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States.  Listeners can hear WOMC broadcast on-air, online at www.womc.com and through a variety of mobile outlets including the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.  A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 126 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets.  CBS RADIO also owns and operates WDZH-FM, WYCD-FM, WWJ-AM, WXYZ-AM/FM in Detroit. Facebook: facebook.com/104.3womc; Twitter: @1043WOMC