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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 America's Source for Information Radio Systems and Services for over 40 Years

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Regional Emergency Management Operator
Avondale, PA
Supporting You  

Lifetime Operator Support
We will support your operation remotely via telephone, email and the Internet during the time you own and operate your system. This service comes with all our radio stations, signs and other products. Call 616.772.2300 and press 5, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time. After hours, press 8 to page a technician. Or, email us 24 hours a day. You will receive a response within 24 hours of the next business day. For computer-based audio control assistance, call 616.772.2300 and press 5 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time to have one of our technicians work with you online. We supply a one-year equipment warranty on new products, services and workmanship, extendable to any term you desire. Note:  Warranty periods for preowned/reconditioned products may vary and will be stated on associated quotations.

Additional Training

Provided with installation of many of our products is on-site operator training; You can also schedule additional onsite or remote training at your convenience for a small charge. Inquire to find out more.

Replacement Manual

If you need a replacement instruction manual for the system you are operating, we have one archived for you. Email us to request a replacement.

Join the AAIRO Club

The American Association of Information Radio Operators (AAIRO) is a non-profit organization of operators, licensees and others who support information radio stations. Membership is free. AAIRO's function is to link operators to best practices, news and updates regarding the technology so members can speak with one voice to regulatory agencies and related associations. Membership comes with no-charge general-message recording services from Information Station Specialists [see below]. See who belongs and how to join.

In the News

Sign up for The Source, a periodical dedicated to keeping operators abreast of new and unique applications for information radio and signage technology, FCC rule changes and other matters that are relevant. And here are links to the latest issues and an archive of past newsletters.

Your Broadcasts  

Permitted Content
An easy formula for determining broadcast content per FCC Part 90 rules.

Professional Recording Services
How to have messages recorded professionally for your station’s broadcasts. This service is free for members of AAIRO for general messages (See above).

NOAA Weather Radio Outages.
Did you know the National Weather Service (NWS) has a way for you to report if your National Weather Radio Station is off the air or experiencing quality issues? Click here to go to a spot on the NWS website to report problems.

Station Improvement Ideas  

Consider upgrading for your information radio station to be state of the art.

Ongoing Station Maintenance  
TechTalk  
Other Operators  

American Association of Information Radio Operators
The AAIRO is a non-profit organization of operators, licensees and others who support information radio. Membership is free. AAIRO's function is to link operators to best practices, news and updates regarding the technology so members can speak with one voice to regulatory agencies and related associations. Membership comes with no-charge general-message recording services from Information Station Specialists. See who belongs and how to join.

Information Radio Stations across America

See a state-by-state listing of information radio radio stations across the country. See also first-person accounts by interpreters on why and how they use information radio station.

 
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Information Radio Station is a generic term synonymous with Travelers Information Station (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio (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, wattmeter, 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.