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Enhance event visibility, sponsorships, public information and safety. EventCAST portable radio stations are available nationwide for rental.
Customer Reviews

September 2021
"Thanks for the use of your wonderful equipment. The AM transmitter worked GREAT and made our 'Whistles on the Water' an event a bigger success than we had hoped and planed for. We would recommend the use of your AM transmitter to any group that wants good value, easy set up, and quality Radio."
Paul Dingeman, Executive Director
CTV for Marine City & St. Clair, MI
May 2021
"Thanks for your excellent support, and a product that met all expectations."
Jef Allbright, IT Analyst
Placer County Radio Services, CA
February 2021
"Good morning, ...I want to relay some feedback I received from Cal OES [California Office of Emergency Services] executive last night. The Incident Commander and staff are extremely pleased with the radio station on-air at CSU LA. So great work and many thanks getting that going."
Hank O’Neill, Chief, ECD
Governor's Office of Emergency Services, CA
February 2020
"Information distributed via the radio was PERFECT! Highly recommended!! The voice- overs were outstanding!... I cannot thank you enough for the service you provided this year!"
John Knott, Commercial Co-Chairman
Orlando HamCation, FL

EventCAST Radio Stations can broadcast a variety of content to motorists who are on roadways and parking lots in proximity to the radio service. Common applications include public safety information; event information (live or prerecorded); signal quality / range evaluation and temporary / emergency signals for commercial broadcasters. 

Choose from 2 system styles.
  1. EventCAST LIVE is for live broadcasting. EventCAST LIVE commonly is connected to a PA system and / or mixer to extend audio programming into automobile radios in the vicinity.
  2. EventCAST PR is a self-contained system that adds an onboard audio system to repeat audio files created in advance and sometimes on-the-fly during the event. Hear an example recorded at Orlando's Hamcation Amateur Radio Convention, February 2020.
Examples of Use

EventCAST is a natural for communication at events in which audio is to be delivered by radio to visitors and patrons in their automobiles.  
January 2021
On the left above is a frequency announcement sign at clinic. On the rright, the antenna transmits inoculation information to the incoming from atop the Colorado Rockies’ (parking garage) during UCHealth’s drive-thru COVID clinic at Denver’s Coors Field parking lots in January 2021. The bilingual broadcast was recorded in both English and Spanish.  [LISTEN.]
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October 2020 
"The signal was super-clear. The radio component was such a fun aspect of these events."
Lauren Furey
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Car Parade in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Government agencies, school districts and parks can license EventCAST systems for noncommercial information broadcasting over a 3-5 mile coverage radius. Educational Institutions (schools, churches and nonprofit groups with an educational charter) can broadcast on their property without a license under FCC Rules Part 15.221.

Customer Sampling

Operators of EventCAST LIVE include . . .

1   Dallas Baptist College, Dallas, TX.
2   Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA.
3   University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC.
4   KWRM Radio, Carona, CA.

And these organizations use EventCAST PR

1   Dallas Zoo.
2   South Florida Fair Takes Security Seriously.
3   State Fair of Texas.
4   Grand Valley State University, MI.
5   Placer County Health Department, Auburn, CA.

See examples of social distancing with radio at schools in this article:  "Pop-Up 'Graduation Stations' Make Safe Ceremonies Possible," The Source, June 2020.

Also these organizations have used EventCAST rental stations:

  • Bainbridge Island, WA.
  • Bethel Woods Amphitheater-Woodstock Museum, NY.
  • Birmingham Emergency Communications, AL.
  • Chennault International Air Show, Lake Charles, LA.
  • Durham Fair, Durham, CT.
  • Farmington State University, Long Island, NY.
  • Farm Progress Show, Decatur, IL.
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Tusayan, AZ.
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
  • Hamcation & Hamvention, FL & OH.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, MI.
  • Kentucky State Fair. Louisville, KY.
  • Long Beach Grand Prix. Long Beach, CA.
  • Mayflower II Anniversary Celebration, Plymouth, MA.
  • Music Festivals (“Country Fever” and B93 Birthday Bash).
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area, CA.
  • Natural Resources Department, Hocking Hills State Park, OH.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • PGA Golf Tournaments (The Players Championship, US Open).
  • Placer County Department of Public Health, Auburn, CA.
  • Point Reyes National Seashore, CA.
  • Portland, OR.
  • Saddleback Church, Irvine, CA.
  • San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA.
  • South Carolina State Fair. Columbia, SC.
  • Trade Shows (Farm Progress Show, Decatur, IL).
  • Transportation Corridor Agencies, Orange County, CA.
  • UCHealth, SCL Health & Denver Police Department, Denver, CO.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation.
  • World Agricultural Expo, Tulare, CA.
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Information Radio Stations is a generic term synonymous with Travelers Information Stations (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio Stations (HAR) / Highway Information Systems & Low Power Radio Stations (LPR). Operation of the stations is governed by FCC Part 90.242 Rules. A FCC license is required. Information Radio Stations may be fixed or portable. Subcomponents may include transmitter, antenna and ground system, digital voice player, wateter, cabinet with conventional or Corbin locks, lightning arrestors for RF, power and telephone lines, coaxial cable. Most stations employ black maximized antennas to discourage ice accumulation and security measures to prevent unauthorized program access. Options include synchronization, battery backup, solar power, remote programming by local, network or telco, multi-station audio distribution via RF or LAN / WAN or wireless network