The Orscheln store manager, Jamie, estimated that over 1,000 weather radios were programmed during the event. I got to the store around 9:30am to start setting up (event was to start at 10:00am) and I heard that people had started to arrive at 8:30am.
My apologies if you were not able to get in the door to have your radio programmed. We had to close off the line at 12:15pm due to the number of people in the store already. We were supposed to be done at 1:00pm and didn't get out of there until 2:30pm.
Here is a little video one of the station photographers shot from the line inside the store.
A special thanks to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky for sending over two volunteer meteorologists and to Bruce Jones and Midland Radio for coming to help program radios.
As of right now we don't have any other events planned, but after seeing the response from everyone we might have to add another event.