ARRL Audio News Returns September 20!
ARRL Audio News will return to the ARRL website on Friday, September 20. The popular webcast has been on hiatus since June to install new technology and make several improvements. ARRL Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, will be at the helm as producer and newscaster. Stories will come from that week’s edition of The ARRL Letter, and the weekly webcast, about 15 minutes long, will be available each Friday afternoon for downloading as an MP3 file.
Kutzko is inviting ARRL members to become a part of ARRL Audio News by submitting “station identifications” in MP3 format.
“I’m looking for members to send me MP3 recordings, identifying who they are,” he said. “They need to follow this script exactly: ‘I’m ARRL Member <your name and call sign> of <your location>, and you’re listening to ARRL Audio News.’”
Kutzko says the audio needs to be as clear as possible, and the letters in your call sign need to be distinct, especially if your call sign contains a letter that sounds similar to other letters (such as B, C, D, G, Z, etc). “IDs that are clear and well-recorded will be considered for use in ARRL Audio News,” he adds.