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Sun, Dec 30, 2012

ANN FAQ: ANN's 'Aero-Casting' Features

Thousands Of Episodes And Counting!!

For the very many of you who wrote so favorably about our podcasting efforts and made suggestions, we'd like you to know that we heard you -- as you heard us... loud and clear.

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.

FMI: www.aero-news.net/podcasts

 


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