The American Association of Information Radio Operators 
A coalition of operators, licensees and interested others from public agencies who manage specific-area information radio stations that transmit service and safety information to citizens.
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Member Categories and How to Join Benefits and Services

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 categories of membership: 

  1.  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.

Apply to join AAIRO.

See a state-by-state member list.

News of interest to information radio station operators and licensees.

Answers to frequently asked questions about Travelers Information Stations.

Member profiles.

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, where you can listen to sample recordings.

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.

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