Information Station Specialists is the best known source of travelers information stations, highway advisory radio, advisory signs and services needed to reach motorists with public service information. Learn more about Information Station Specialists.
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Since our founding in 1983, we have become the go-to source for exclusive radio and signage products utilized by governmental agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit groups, broadcasters, businesses and individuals.

A provider of fixed Travelers' Information / Highway Advisory Radio Stations since their inception, our offerings now include radio solutions for emergencies and events, multi-station synchronization, networked content delivery, streamed simulcasts, high performance antennas and a variety of license-free radio solutions. Quick erect, remotely-controlled road signs with the latest LED technology round out our product line. We offer a full range of services, including lifetime support for every system. The result is a tailored communication solution that fits your application perfectly. Email us anytime; or call 616.772.2300 9am to 5pm Eastern.

Radio Rediscovered as Social Distancing Tool
Hiding in plain sight: This InfOspot (Talking House) broadcast antenna inconspicuously transmits worship-service audio to car radios at a church service in Gig Harbor, WA.
Says church spokesperson:  “Our first 'drive-in' church service went very well and was highly attended. We connected a small mixer for a keyboard and singers and wireless mic receiver for the pastor. With the antenna encased in a length of 1/2" PVC affixed vertically to the cart, a strong signal was received at every corner of our approximately 200 x 200 foot parking lot. Everything worked flawlessly.”
Check out these unexpected uses for license-free radio station equipment in an April 2020 article published by Radio World.
Health and emergency officials are using even more powerful portable stations for multi-modal public information dissemination during the COVID-19 crisis. See The Source.

Information Radio Stations *
Fixed + Portable  -  Coverage Area: 3 to 5 Mile Radius

Licensed, 10-watt radio stations for use by government agencies and emergency medical providers. Noncommercial voice message content. Rental available for events and signal testing. Packages can include wrap-around services: licensing, installation, training and message recording.
RadioSAFE Wide Area Emergency Radio Broadcast Systems *
Fixed - Coverage Area: 5 to 20+ Mile Radius

RadioSAFE Systems provide enhanced signal coverage that can be critical in public safety applications and/or in a crisis. FCC permission is required by waiver or special emergency temporary authority for the various RadioSAFE systems to operate at their full coverage potentials.
License-Free Stations
Fixed -  Coverage Area: Up to 1/2 Mile Range

Stations certified for FCC Part 15 applications. Range varies by station type. Broadcast content can include music and commercials in addition to public service and safety information.
EventCAST Rental Stations
Fixed + Portable  -  Coverage Area:  3 to 5 Mile Radius

Information Radio Station rentals for an events, signal testing or as an interim solution while a permanent station is installed. Packages can include services: licensing, onsite setup assist and professional message recording.
Advisory Signage
Fixed + Portable | Changeable + Static | Flashing

An array of sign solutions to announce the presence of a radio signal or to convey virtually any information to motorists or pedestrians.
  Severe Storm Detector
Coverage Area: 30-Mile Receive Range with Proximity Read-Out | Works Anywhere

A device for personal use. Monitors weather threats directly. Not dependent on NOAA Weather Radio reception, weather apps, wireless internet or any special services. No onlgoing costs or service to be interrupted. Adapts to vehicles for trips. Like a smoke detector, every home should have one. Give yourself more time to get to safety.
  AMReady Broadcast Products

Components for licensed AM radio broadcast stations. Quick-deploy antennas, accessories, groundplanes/rods, transmitters and custom kits to help keep AM stations on the air during emergencies.
(*) Government Purchase Options
Customer Support Policy All Products at a Glance Alert Stations across the USA FCC Frequencies & Licenses Site Map
Founding & Firsts For Emergencies Case Studies Installation, Testing, Training
Privacy Policy For Health Applications FAQs Professional Recordings
For Highways FCC-Permitted Broadcasts Rentals
For Visitor Information Glossary of Radio Terms Returns, Repairs, & Replacements
      For Other Common Applications News from The Source Streaming  
For License-Free Stations Operators' Zone
  Why Customers Say They Buy

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PO Box 51, Zeeland, Michigan, USA, 49464-0051, Phone 616.772.2300, Fax 616.772.2966, Email Form

The USA's best known source for information radio station equipment, related products and technical services.

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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.