Yup... Full-Time Internet Radio!
A new and exiting
addition to the Aero-News lineup is making its way to you this week
during the annual excitement we all know as EAA AirVenture's
Oshkosh Fly-In. In addition to the highly-acclaimed Aero-Casting
products ANN introduced last year, Aero-News is unveiling a
full-time (24/7) Internet radio feed that will feature all of ANN's
most current news products as well as current and archived news
features of interest to flyers all over cyber-space.
While our Aero-Casting products and programs are a big hit, we
felt that there was a solid market and audience for an "always-on"
programming venue... one that tuned the average PC into an
extension of ANN's vast information services.
For the moment, we're going to program a series of scripts
that will offer up the latest news, the latest features and a few
older but recently aired features to produce a program segment of
several hours duration. Each program will repeat once it has run
its course while the day's program will be updated as new
segments are introduced each day.
ANN's AIR, taking advantage of the well-proven 'Live365'
webcasting interface, offers a number of listening formats,
accommodating a diverse range of PC users...
To listen to an AIR broadcast, you must have an audio player
installed. This can be done in two simple steps.
First, check to make sure your PC meets the minimum system
- Windows 9X, NT, ME, 2000, XP or higher
- 300mhz or better processor
- Microsoft IE 5 and higher (Other browsers may work but are not
Download the ANN-AIR Internet radio player, being careful to
authorize its use while noting that you may find it necessary to
bypass your 'Pop-Up' filters (by giving permission for our player
to offer its audio feed) and similar mechanisms.
By following the download instructions, and installing the
player, you now have access to ANN's continuous Aero-News Internet
radio programming... which will feature each cycle's most current
news products, in addition to the most recent news features and
some occasional reviews and looks-back at our extensive archives of
exciting aero-feature programming.
While we do recommend the use of the downloadable
ANN/Live365player system (which we are increasingly impressed with,
in terms of ease of use and dependability), you can listen to AIR
using players such as RealPlayer, Winamp, Sonique, MusicMatch, or
Windows Media Player. When starting each day's programs, be advised
that the system depends on the speed and reliability of your
connection and there may be some slight delays in accessing our
programming as the initial program downloads and "buffers" to an
acceptable level allowing for the most positive listening
experience. The buffer in a streaming audio player temporarily
stores the last few seconds of your station’s playback. In
the event that your network connection slows down or is momentarily
disrupted, the station you’re listening to will play back
from the buffer until the connection is restored. If the buffer
runs out, the audio will begin to skip or possibly drop off
Please also keep mind
that ANN, as usual, is pioneering new turf here, and that there may
be some tweaks and changes needed as we gain experience with the
system to achieve the most dependable result. YOUR feedback will be
critical in building our expertise with how this system works for
you and how we might develop it into a more useful and powerful
resource for the benefit of all those who want the best in online
aviation audio news programming... so be sure to let us know what
your experiences are like as we bring this new medium to you...
every hour of every day. YOUR feedback will help us help you STAY
informed on all things aeronautical.