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2017 Articles
May 2018
  • Idyllwild emergency advisory radio expands.
  • Hamvention station helps event attendees.
  • EAS hiccup in Alaska
February 2018
  • Ohio's DNR reaches park visitors.
  • Middle Creek, PA, visitor center employs TIS for flocking visitors.
  • Grand Canyon & Minneopa Parks fully use info radio technology.
January 2018
  • Montecito Fire Protection District delivers critical info to evacuating residents via radio internet stream technology.
  • South Florida Fair delivers event radio to instruct visitors and try to prevent another Las Vegas-type disaster.
  • Public health messages distributed by AAIRO free were created especially for information radio stations in the opioid crisis.
December 2017
  • In Portola Valley, CA, HAM broadcasters acquire & manage emergency advisory radio station.
  • Public health communicators can bring radio resources to bear.
  • The National Weather Service removed Channel KWO35, affecting northern NY and NJ.
October 2017
  • Gatlinburg upgrades its warning system to include innovative radio stations, warning sirens & special signs.
  • North Miami Beach launches all-Creole radio station.
  • Information Station Specialists cut middleman & lowers transmitter prices.
August 2017
  • Authorities vow that public safety will not be overshadowed by the upcoming solar eclipse.
  • Are internet threat messages appropriate in a TIS broadcast?
  • The FCC is attempting to sink radio pirates one by one.
June 2017
  • Los Alamos County NM becomes first EMA to roll out text-to-audio notifications.
  • AZ DOT uses portable radio station for wildfire updates to drivers in the area.
  • Radio, a "Go To" Medium in Emergencies.
  • FCC shelves 'TIS on FM' and '30-watt TIS' petitions.
March 2017
  • Just-in-Time Info for Visitors
  • Grand Canyon Broadcasts
  • Pennsylvania Community Events
February 2017
  • FCC Approves Enhanced Signal Coverage for 2 More Emergency Management Agencies
  • "Radio is vital...especially during emergencies," says new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
  • Readers' Comments
  • Maintenance Checklist
January 2017
  • ND Health Agency Deploys Resources to Protect the Public from Winter's Wrath
  • Security Must Be Vigilant Inside and Out of Hospitals
  • Radio Continues to Dominate Even Young Dashboards
2016 Articles
October 2016
  • Health Officials Prepare for Zika
  • Weather Radio No Longer the Same/S.A.M.E.
September 2016
  • Inspiring Interpretation at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.
  • New Portable LIGHTNING LED Message Sign Available Soon.
  • Michigan Airport Uses TIS to Share Pilot-Ground Communications.
August 2016
  • Information Radio Station Assists Community during Blue Cut Fire.
  • Virginia DOT Upgrades HARs.
  • Grainger Adds Emergency/Health Info Radio Station to Online Catalog.
June 2016
  • Coastal Community Readies Emergency Stations for Storm Duty.
  • KCVG & MEM Airports Upgrade TISs.
  • New EAS Codes Coming from NWS.
  • AAIRO Comments on FCC AM Revitalization.
May 2016
  • National Park Service Installs 2 Info Stations in Hawaii.
  • Arcola, IL, Attracts Visitors with Info Radio.
March 2016
  • University of Nevada Broadcasts Text Alerts to Motorists On-Air.
  • Michigan DOT First with High Quality HARs.
  • FCC Entreaty to Report Pirates Promptly.
February 2016
  • FCC Approves New TIS Improvements.
  • A Fair Question; South Florida Fair Uses Radio to Speak to 500,000 patrons.
January 2016
  • Operators in the East prepare blizzard broadcasts.
  • A new ultra-portable changeable message sign makes its appearance.
  • The FCC calls for comments on revitalizing AM-band radio.
2015 Articles
December 2015
  • Safety agencies disseminate incident info instantly with VoiceStar.
  • TIS Beauty Competition.
  • When is interference not really interference?
  • Info radio frequencies continue to be available almost everywhere except big cities.
November 2015
  • Montecito Fire Protection District engages all available technology to keep residents safe during "Gibraltar Incident" fire.
  • New FCC rule changes will benefit public safety, emergency managers.
  • The world's first full-bandwidth TIS transmitters are on the air.
  • Nation's premier emergency management expo plays Las Vegas.
August 2015
  • FCC approves "mega-sized" info station, granting AGREM in PA 3 waivers.
  • Station WRCR wreaks havoc in NY?
June 2015
  • Studies rank radio #1 for local info with motorists.
  • FCC rules regarding weather broadcasts remain cloudy.
May 2015
  • National Parks task TIS to interpret & inform.
  • El Nino on the horizon.
  • TIS filters' historic debut.
  • Remote site transmission analyzer debuts.
April 2015
  • Grand Prix West acquires RadioSTAT and changeable message signs for annual event.
  • Information Station Specialists debuts High Quality (HQ) TIS/HAR transmitter & filter.
  • Hudson County acquires surprising ally in its quest to install a 100-watt info station.
March 2015
  • Cities unserved by broadcasters fill need with Information Radio.
  • FCC permits filtering to improve TIS audio quality.
  • Pennsylvania agency asks FCC to boost antenna height and range.
February 2015
  • New England towns maintain constant contact with citizens by radio, even as snow stacks up and power goes down.
January 2015
  • 2 Flight 93 Memorial stations help motorists find the 9/11 crash site.
  • PINS notifies existing operators of potential interference issues for FCC appeal.
  • InfoRadio Format aids prep of non-emergency broadcasts.
2014 Articles
December 2014
  • Tennessee Public Health employs portable emergency advisory radio for student lock-downs and other emergencies.
  • FCC ruling makes life difficult for New York top-of-band TISs.
October 2014
  • Penn Turnpike hosts TISs for new Flight 93 Memorial.
  • Orange County CA toll road authority tells motorists how to pay tolls in arears.
  • In-car radio listening ranks well compared to cell phones, in new studies.
September 2014
  • Tahoe routes residents away from frightening California King Fire.
  • Health and emergency officials prepare with emergency advisory radio for possible Ebola and ISIS crises.
August 2014
  • Health officials plan with RadioSTAT for possible Ebola outbreak.
  • California quake & flood test Info Radio services.
  • Agreement among Commenters that TIS audio filters should be wider.
June 2014
  • Beach towns prepare for 2014 hurricane & flood season.
  • FCC reply comments encouraged for improved TIS sound.
  • Potential interference in NYC area.
May 2014
  • San Marcos, CA, uses RadioSTAT Portable Radio Station to inform motorists in wildfire evacuation.
  • After 37 years, the FCC offers some clarity on what operators may say on TISs.
  • NOAA "Weather Radio" station provides hot and cold performance similar to the very weather it forecasts.
April 2014
  • Naperville, IL, adopts the latest Info Station technology & others doing the same.
  • FCC asks for comments on “wider” audio filters.
  • What FCC Chairman Wheeler has to say about broadcasting weather forecasts.
  • Recap: Public Health Summit “POD” demo a success.
March 2014
  • RadioSTAT tapped to provide real-world radio broadcast instructions to preparedness summit participants.
  • Hudson County petitions FCC for more wattage.
  • Idyllwild California radio station profile.
February 2014
  • Winter storms hammer the East & West while info radio shines.
  • NJ signal monitored in Sweden.
  • Teen-designed emergency signs go on line.
January 2014
  • HOAs & CDDs turn to micro radio stations to inform and notify.
  • NY's national weather radio station disappeared, reappeared, then disappeared again - in time for a snow storm.
  • Florida DOT asks FCC permission for cozier station spacing.
2013 Articles
November 2013
  • Savannah National Wildlife Refuge uses radio to tell its story.
  • Transmitter filtering progress with the FCC.
  • New commercial station crowds 1700-kHz NY station.
October 2013
  • NY City frequency concern.
  • FCC 'not open for normal ops.'
  • Low Power FM gets worse.
September 2013
  • Mount Rainier National Park, first to have networked info stations.
  • Why most public safety agencies are wary of Low Power FM.
  • Do TIS filters protect broadcasters?
August 2013
  • Information Station Specialists turns 30.
  • Indy & surrounding counties employ info radio at PODs.
  • Historic revision of TIS Rules meets broad approval by emergency managers.
July 2013
  • TIS rule changes summarized.
  • TIDE formula for evaluating broadcast content.
June 2013
  • Attractions like TX State Fair use radio service to protect guests.
  • White fire blackens Santa Barbara Hills; info radio assists.
  • TIS Rules update progress.
April 2013
  • Emergency managers prepare for hurricanes with info radio stations.
  • Disasters influence TIS Rules update by FCC.
  • InfoRadio Format introduced to improve broadcast quality.
January 2013
  • Hurricane Sandy & Newtown incident prompt emergency managers to remind FCC of value of info radio stations.
  • A signal measurement device to ensure compliance.
  • Peabody, MA's, magnetic reminder.
  • Dick Burden shares a history of TIS.
2012 Articles
2012 Emergency Health Examples

October 2012

  • Hurricane Sandy
  • Internet streaming.
  • Customs Border Protection stations.

December 2012

  • Withstanding Hurricane Sandy.
  • PowerSTAT for vaccines.
  • LAX radio.
2011 Articles

Spring 2011

  • Examples of interpretation at tourist sites.
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