American Association of Information Radio Operators AAIRO

AAIRO American Association of Information Radio Operators
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  The American Association of Information Radio Operators (AAIRO) was conceived in 2008, after a coalition of public safety, transportation, university and outdoor recreation officials informally petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the clarification of Travelers Information Station (TIS) Part 90 Rules. In the era of post-September 11, America's public safety officials sought to utilize Information Radio Station technology to further public safety in ways not previously envisioned by the original rule-writers in the mid-1970s.

Attorneys informally met with FCC representatives on behalf of the concerned station owners and subsequently recommended that operators and licensees supporting the petition could best be served by organizing into a formal, nonprofit corporation. Bylaws were proposed for this new, group, along with an edited "Petition for Ruling" that the group would formally present to the FCC.

As a result of this advice and because those leading the effort believed other benefits could be gained (as reflected in the mission on our homepage), AAIRO was born. A founding board of directors was formed. A website was established. Operators and licensees from across the country (beginning with those who had signed the original petition) were invited to join the new association.