News: Tune in to AFN 360 while at work
Story by Airman 1st Class Preston Webb
RAF MILDENHALL, United Kingdom - The American Forces Network launched AFN 360 Internet Radio Dec. 3, 2013, enabling Team Mildenhall members to receive live-streaming radio broadcasts directly to their work desktop computers.
Since the streaming service is available on Department of Defense workstations, Team Mildenhall members working in areas where personal electronics such as mp3 players, phones and radios aren't allowed, will now be able to break the silence with DOD approved programming.
"Especially during 12-hour shifts, listening to music makes the day better and helps it go by faster," said Senior Airman Casey Chase, 100th Air Refueling Wing Command Post emergency action controller from Fairfield, Calif.
Offering streaming radio channels, AFN 360 provides seven streams of news, sports talk, political talk, and popular music including adult contemporary, classic rock, country, and urban hits.
Although copyright laws prevent the DOD from delivering over-the-air and streaming commercial radio, DOD employees can tune in on any computer connected to the military network. This access gives listeners the chance to tune in at work and continue listening throughout their work day.
Streaming radio service is a new capability for AFN to deliver information to an audience of listeners who, until AFN 360, could only be reached through television.
“Streaming radio globally is a first for us,” said David Gebhardt, Director of the AFN Broadcast Center. “AFN Europe has been testing it regionally for over a year and now we’re offering it to the world.”
In addition to music and talk shows, AFN 360 will immediately give listeners in the U.K. regional information during the programming breaks. The ability to deliver local information is expected within the next few months.
To start streaming, visit www.afneurope.net follow the AFN 360 Internet Radio banner and select a station.
Editor's note: information courtesy of AFN Europe press desk