KNDY Adds Emergency Alerts To Station Facebook; Twitter Feeds


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A new feature added to the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of KNDY radio now alerts followers of emergency alerts issued through the National Weather Service for the 8 counties covered by the station in Kansas and Nebraska.

Alerts are posted for Marshall, Washington, Nemaha, Riley and Pottawatomie counties in Kansas, as well as Gage, Jefferson and Pawnee counties in Nebraska.

Alerts are posted for all severe weather watches and warnings, as well as tornado watches and warnings. Alerts are also issued for civil emergencies as well as fire weather alerts. A complete list is below.


  • Severe Thunderstorm Watches, Warnings, and Statements
  • Tornado Watches and Warnings


  • Blizzard Watches and Warnings
  • Wind Chill Watches, Warnings, and Advisories
  • Winter Storm Watches and Warnings
  • Winter Weather Advisories
  • Freezing Rain Advisories


  • Flood Statements and Warnings
  • Flash Flood Watches, Statements, and Warnings


  • Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings
  • Freeze Watches and Warnings
  • High Wind Watches and Warnings
  • Extreme Cold Watches and Warnings
  • Dust Storm Warnings
  • Hard Freeze Warnings
  • Blowing Dust Advisories
  • Dense Fog Advisories
  • Dense Smoke Advisories
  • Freezing Fog Advisories
  • Frost Advisories
  • Heat Advisories


  • Child Abduction Emergencies (Amber Alerts)
  • Civil Danger Warnings
  • Civil Emergency Messages
  • Earthquake Warnings
  • Evacuation Immediate
  • Fire Warnings
  • Hazardous Materials Warnings
  • Local Area Emergencies
  • Law Enforcement Emergencies
  • Nuclear Power Plant Warnings
  • Radiological Hazard Warnings
  • Shelter In Place Warnings
  • 911 Telephone Outage Emergencies


  • Rangeland/Grassland Fire Danger Statements
  • Fire Weather Watches
  • Red Flag Warnings


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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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