American Association of Information Radio Operators AAIRO

AAIRO American Association of Information Radio Operators
  member categories & how to join benefits & services  
  About AAIRO
AAIRO is a non-profit organization, and membership is free. Its function is to link operators of Information Radio Stations to a source of best practices, news and updates regarding the technology. Membership comes with no-charge, general message recording services from Information Station Specialists.

How to Join
There are two types of members: 

Voting:  operators and licensees in the key local, state and federal government sectors of public safety, transportation and visitor information may be "voting" members.

(2) Nonvoting:  interested others who support their efforts, such as, consultants, suppliers and affiliated professional groups may be "nonvoting" members.

Email us the following information:

- Which of the above 2 types of membership you qualify for.
- Your name.
- Your job title.
- Your agency.
- USPS mail address.
- Email address.
- Preferred phone.
- Number of radio stations you have if any.
- Areas served, e.g., city, county, highway.
- Primary types of broadcasts, e.g., emergency, events, traffic, air/common carrier, visitor.

Who Belongs
Member List - webpage. Additional contact information can be provided upon request, if you wish to reach other members. Just email us.

AAIRO Bylaws
- PDF.
Occasional News and Issue Alerts
See sample alerts. Members are notified via email.

Q&A Forum
See answers to frequently asked questions about Travelers Information Stations.
- webpage.

Case Studies and Profiles
Profiles of member information radio operations to see how others are using Travelers Information Stations, Emergency and Highway Advisory Radio. See an index.

Free Recording Services
Supporting company Information Station Specialists, at no charge to AAIRO members, provides broadcast-message recording services (up to 5 minutes of recordings or 5 messages per calendar year), including limited editing, voicing and uploading. Qualifying texts include general, seasonal/annual and emergency messages. (Nonqualifying texts are current event messages that require regular, e.g., daily, weekly, monthly updating, which can be contracted.) See details at this Information Station Specialists webpage. Recording methods supported are . . . 
  • Remote telephone "tone and voice" recording. A station password is required. Messages are recorded into the station live via telephone, and copies are not retained.
  • Message files in .wav or .mp3 format are provided by email or uploaded across a network to the station. Message files are processed for AM broadcast and file copies are retained for members' convenience.
Message texts may be emailed to Bill Baker. Recordings may be sampled at this Information Station Specialists webpage.