Public Safety2017-10-22T17:46:43+00:00

public safety

our commitment to public safety

Lexington Community Radio has a special designation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which calls our station to designate a portion of our programming and air time to ‘public safety’.

We are a Public Safety Radio Station. When Emergencies occur in our community, we are the only radio station in this area licensed to provide up-to-date, relevant information specific to the community we serve.

Preparedness is the best defense for an Emergency. Every hour, we air public service announcements (PSAs) every hour featuring important safety information and notices. Our local, original programming features emergency information and resources from city emergency response personnel including local police and fire departments.

During severe weather and community emergencies, Lexington Community Radio will broadcast vital, real-time information tailored for our listeners.

Our Growing Community

Lexington Community Radio will also broadcast programming relative to zoning, land use and design proposals.   A broader community vision will help Lexington grow and prosper.  An engaged community promotes economic development and new job development while preserving the quality of life that makes our city a desirable place to work and live.  It also helps to protect and enhance existing neighborhoods, our downtown, and our rural cultural landscape that is like no other in the world.

some of our public safety programming

we’ve got you covered

Lexington Community Radio is prepared with emergency plans to respond to:

emergency numbers

Police/Federal Agencies
Lexington METRO Police911 or (859) 258-3600
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office(859) 252-1771
Lexington & Fayette County Parking Authority(859) 231-PARK (7275)
Kentucky State Police(502) 227-2221
State Police—Emergencies Only(800) 222-5555
Kentucky National Guard1 (502) 607-1168 or 1 (800) 464-8273
FBI(859) 246-4700
Fire and Emergency Services
Lexington Fire Dept.911 or (859) 254-1120
Ambulance (Lexington Fire Dept.)911
Central Baptist(859) 260-6100
St. Joseph (Kentucky One Health)(859) 313-1000
St. Joseph East (Kentucky One Health)(859) 967-5000
UK Good Samaritan Hospital(859) 226-7000
UK Hospital(859) 323-5000
Other Emergency Services
Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center(859) 253-2615
Greenhouse17 (Intimate Partner Abuse)(800) 544-2022
Salvation Army(859) 252-7706
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(800) 273-TALK
24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line(800) 928-8000
Addiction Treatment Locator(844) 779-4046
Kentucky Transportation SAFE Patrol(877) 367-5982
Kentucky Division of Emergency Management(800) 255-2587
National Response Center—Spills(404) 562-9891
Poison Control Center(800) 222-1222
Centers for Disease Control(404) 639-3311 or
(800) 232-4636
Kentucky Sex Offender Registry(502) 227-8700
Kentucky Amber Alert(855) 368-8555
The American Red Cross(859) 253-1331
National Weather Service(859) 281-8131 or
(800) 631-9212
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