Thousands of Episodes and Counting!!
Beginning with a trial run in 2005 at Oshkosh, ANN has now
produced thousands of professional audio news and feature programs
which fill a unique need for busy people. In addition to the appeal
of the audio format itself, the convenience and practicality of
being able to listen on a portable MP3 player, in the car, or even
at your desk while scanning the morning's e-mail makes our
Aero-Casts a unique fit in the lives of aviation enthusiasts who
multi-task to make the most of their day.
In the years since we launched Aero-Casting, a few things have
changed. Fast internet access and far more capable mobile devices
have made internet-distributed video available in your pocket.
ANN's Aero TV arm is increasingly the medium of choice for seeing
new products up close and in the air. And yet, the audio format
does things no video can do, especially in situations requiring you
to do more than one thing at a time. To adapt, ANN has adjusted its
Aero-Cast schedule to let video be the primary medium for feature
reporting, while preserving our news-focused audio service.
Our Aero-Casts now include two unique products. Our
Aero-Briefing is produced five days a week, and features news,
commentary, and occasional brief interviews from all segments of
aviation and aerospace in a roughly 12-minute package. The Aero
News Special Feature is a vehicle through which we can provide
greater detail on important individual stories, including expanded
coverage of major aviation events. We also use this Aero-Cast to
raise crucial aviation safety issues each Monday.
Both Aero-Casts are available as free downloads from www.aero-news.net, or on an automatic,
daily basis using a "podcast" platform, which employs XML
technology to allow your mobile MP3 player or computer to quickly
find and download new audio programs automatically, even while you
sleep. In all cases, Aero-Casts are free to you, supported by ads
in the audio.
In 2005, this was a fairly new medium. It's now a mature medium,
but not stagnant -- Your insight and suggestions on what you want
to hear, and how you want it presented, are still important to us.
We urge you to be an active part of the process by keeping us
updated as to how you think we might serve you better.
Also, this is a pretty heavy-duty commitment on our part, and we're
always interested to hear from individuals with solid podcasting,
radio and/or sound-editing and audio news-gathering experience. If
you think you might fit in, we'd love to hear from you. Send your
resume and work experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.