San Ramon 1610 is a low-power AM radio station used locally for broadcast of real-time emergency information. The station exists to provide residents and motorists with timely and accurate information about incidents and emergency operations. Changeable message signs may be used to direct motorists to 1610 AM for conditions ahead or other event information. The portable solar/battery-powered signs are trailer-mounted and can be quickly transported as conditions warrant.
The station is operated by the City of San Ramon with transmitters located at Memorial Park and the Dougherty Valley Public Services Facility. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) system, also known as a Travelers' Information Station (TIS).
Residents of the San Ramon Valley can join fellow community members get prepared for major events by attending classes offered by the District. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, Personal Emergency Preparedness, and Wildfire Preparedness are just a few of the classes regularly offered. For more information see our Community Outreach pages.