EAA Radio Reaches On-Site and Worldwide Audiences
August 2, 2018 - The all-volunteer team at EAA Radio again reached aviation enthusiasts around the world as well as on the AirVenture grounds during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, with the latest news and information from Oshkosh being heard in 77 countries online.
The low-power radio station broadcasts on both AM and FM frequencies on the EAA grounds and through online streaming. EAA Radio station manager Tommy Balistreri said the online stream was received by more than 138,000 listeners throughout the world. After the U.S., the broadcasts were most popular in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and Canada.
The volunteer radio team streamed more than 3,300 hours of audio content during the week including interviews with personalities, exhibitors, and others. Additional video components were posted on the EAA Radio Facebook and YouTube pages.
Along with the core group of yearly volunteers, the EAA Radio staff is supplemented by students from St. Cloud State University, working under EAA Radio Chairman and SCSU Adjunct Professor Jim Gray, EAA 610472. The students get real-time broadcast experience in a variety of roles as part of a special internship opportunity that brings them to Oshkosh.
While EAA Radio’s live coverage is popular, its programming is archived for year-round listening as well. Last year, more than 4 million people replayed the broadcasts throughout the year to relive the Oshkosh experience.