Lexington’s WKYT Invests In Million-Dollar Radar

By Andrew Gauthier 

Lexington Herald-Leader

CBS affiliate WKYT (Channel 27) will announce today that it has bought a new weather radar system that it boasts is “simply the most important, life-saving advancement in weather technology and forecasting ever in Kentucky.”

The First Alert Defender dual-polarity radar, which will begin operating in September, was an investment of more than $1 million, partially financed with a sponsorship by Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, that is part of a new class of weather radars that provide more information to meteorologists.


It also gives the affiliate a claim to being among select stations in other states that have the most advanced live Doppler radar worldwide for now. More…