May 06, 2019
NOAA weather alert radios have proven to provide timely life-saving information. However, these radios require some programming in order to provide you with the relevant information for your area. One customer stated Midland's WR120 desktop weather radio "This thing has saved my life by warning us of an approaching tornado. Thank goodness we were spared from the tornado but it’s good to know we were warned in time."
By setting the radio for a SINGLE location, you are telling the radio to alert only for location #1, and to ignore all other locations. Location #1, the first county you program in your radio, should always be the county in which your home is located.
If you have made several mistakes in programming the radio and would like to “start fresh," you can do a re-set that erases all information and re-sets the radio to how it was when you first took it out of the box. Find out how to reset your Midland weather radio below.
Unplug the radio from the wall. Make sure the batteries are good. If they are, the clock will appear in the display window. If the display window is blank, put in a fresh set of batteries.
With the radio unplugged from the wall, and working batteries installed, remove one battery from the radio. As you replace that battery into the radio, press and hold the large WEATHER/SNOOZE button on the front of the radio. Keep the button pushed while the battery is replaced. Once the battery is replaced the display window will indicate that the WR-120 radio is RESET, at which point you can release the WEATHER/SNOOZE button and proceed to re-program the radio. It will behave as if you just removed a new radio from its box.