American Association of Information Radio Operators AAIRO

AAIRO American Association of Information Radio Operators
  mission on the air  
  AAIRO strives to . . .
  • Sustain a Unique Medium
    Support the enhancement and protection of Information Radio, the sole medium public officials have for reaching motorists directly with localized information — often critical to saving lives.
  • Speak with One Voice
    Communicate as a group to regulatory agencies (Congress & the FCC) and related associations about issues affecting Information Radio station rule-making.
  • Learn about Relevant Issues
    Channel news and issues germane to managing Information Radio Stations.
  • Exchange Ideas with Other Operators
    Provide a networking forum members may use to exchange ideas and share information.
  • Advance Professional Expertise
    Augment operator technological development and broadcasting skills.
Important News . . .

The FCC is exploring the possibility of allowing AM broadcasters (non-TIS) to change to an all-digital format. As perhaps you know, most radio AM stations today are analog, though some upgraded to a hybrid analog/digital [IBOC] format a few years ago.

In order to listen to such an all-digital AM radio station, the public would be required to use a special receiver capable of decoding the all-digital signal.

If implemented, such a change could affect the TIS service dramatically, increasing the potential for interference and reduced signal range.

here to see comments we submitted to the FCC from AAIRO. To see all comments, click Media Bureau Docket RM-11836.

AAIRO Board of Directors:

Bill Baker
Jim Zoss
Jeff Braun
Michael Williams
Linda Folland

See also Radio World's article "FCC Wants Your Input on Digital-Only AM Proposal" by Susan Ashworth, Apr 22, 2019..