AAIRO is a nonprofit agency of operators, licensees
and interested others from public agencies nationwide who manage
Information Radio Stations that broadcast valuable messages to
motorists. The group's mission is to ...
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
Communicate as a group to regulatory agencies
(Congress & the FCC) and related associations about issues affecting
Information Radio station rule-making.
Channel news and issues germane to managing
Information Radio Stations.
Provide a networking forum members may use to
exchange ideas and share information.
Augment operator technological development and
January 2014: The
FCC recently clarified that rules for Information Radio Stations (TIS)
allow the rebroadcast of NOAA Weather Radio, if local public safety
officials deem the content to further the protection of life and
Since last summer,
NOAA Weather Radio Station KWO35, which serves parts of New York,
Connecticut and New Jersey on 162.55 MHz has been inactive. AAIRO has
just confirmed, however, through local monitoring at 10:00 AM on January
2, that the National Weather Service has reactivated the station. It is
back on the air with (apparently) improved signal strength on 162.55
If you determine that your Information Radio Station should be carrying
NOAA programming, be advised that it is available for rebroadcast and
can be programmed to play messages relevant for specific counties
served. Feel free to call me at 616.772.2300 x102, if you have
To receive messages such as this via email,
join AAIRO. It’s free. AAIRO is a nonprofit association of licensees
and interested others. There is no advertising, no cost to join or to
maintain an AAIRO membership.