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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"...Information Station Specialists (The Radio Source) team [has] been exceptional in providing backup streaming replacing the normal KLEP Web stream after failures in power for our building, including our generator backup power after the extreme windstorm-driven wildfire catastrophe that burned about a third of the City.... The night before, while the wildfire was increasing in strength ..., I called the ISS After Hours Emergency Support Number and received a return call promptly.... My expectations have certainly been met. Thank you."
George Emmett
Radio Station Coordinator
Louisville, CO
 
"Just want to express my satisfaction with the stream we are now able to offer through the website....It appears to be serving its purpose very nicely."
Rich Phoenix
Chief Operator
North Plainfield Borough, NJ
 
Leverage the Internet to reach your audience.  
An internet-based audio delivery service is a simple, accessible and affordable way to deliver timely, targeted audio directly to smartphones, PCs and any other connected device. All our streaming services support an unlimited number of simultaneous streams and no one is ever denied a connection during a sudden emergency or a special event. SSL Encryption is also an option.

StreamCASTs allow you to link your audience to a continuously repeating streamed program, such as the broadcast program of an information radio station or the play-by-play of a live event. We provide the network audio interface hardware that allows you to make the physical connection to the Internet.

StreamCASTs are generally accessed from a webpage where you present viewers a link to click. Of course you can also email or text that link directly to potential listeners in an emergency or anytime there is an update.

StreamCASTs may be full production, including music, and may be sponsored, making the service revenue-neutral – or even profitable – for you, the operator. 
Alexa Advisories    

With this option, the general public can listen to your StreamCASTs via Amazon’s Alexa attendant from any enabled smartspeaker device. This provides a new way to speak to listeners in the privacy and convenience of their homes, office and even connected vehicles.

Try the below phrase (to activate the demo, say, "Alexa, enable 'Current Information"). 

          “Alexa, open current information for Radio Cupertino.”
StreamCAST Web Address for Signs

If you will be using signage to tell people how to access your audio, an easy web address is key.
Ask for a Quote    

Email or call (616.772.2300). We can answer questions and help you plan. We will provide a formal quote based on your audience's needs. 
Imagine the Applications 
Community   
Emergency/Safety Managers

Provide the public with emergency information via frequently updated StreamCASTs linked to an existing Information Radio Station program. Either method may be promoted via QR Tags on printed on flyers, refrigerator magnets or signs at strategic locations.

Listen to a sample StreamCAST by Irvine, California.


Convention & Visitor Bureaus


Inform listeners about events and attractions and give visitors walking / driving tours. 
Health Officials

Provide critical instructions to drivers waiting in line for inoculations or treatment.


Historical Societies


Relate local history to visitors.


Naturalists / Interpretation


P
rovide ecological information, instructions and the stories behind outdoor recreation areas.


Economic Development Departments


Tell listeners why relocating a business to this community is advantageous. 
Commercial   
Auto Dealers

Give features of various makes and models on the lot. Listen to the Ageless Autos Demo.


Manufacturers & Industry


Give potential purchasers and buyers product demos, instructions and safety information in product packaging. Provide information to truck drivers entering industrial areas and plant gates. 
Drive-Thrus

Operated by banks and restaurants inform and entertain patrons while they wait in line.


Real Estate Agents / Developers


Persuasively describe listings and their features.


Shopping Areas


Educate patrons about new stores, sales and upcoming events 
An Example of Use 
Wildfire Fighters 
StreamCASTing during CA's Mosquito Fire
Based on the “16 simultaneous listeners” rating detailed on the chart below, roughly 4,000 people tuned to Foresthill Fire Protection District's streaming broadcasts (StreamCASTs) each of the first three days of the September 2022 “Mosquito Wildfire." At peak listening, the number of listeners climbed more than 5X higher than that (plus evacuating residents also listening on car radios).
See a Listening Chart.
Listen to a sample broadcast.
 
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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.