America’s Radio News Network (ARN) has been picked as the source of top of the hour news for the Armed Forces Radio Network. Combined with America’s Morning News and America’s News Network (ANN), ARN now has over 375 affiliations nationwide.
The hourly newscasts, delivered by America’s News Network, replace CNN on Armed Forces Radio. “The troops want news, not agendas, and I think you’re delivering that,” said Jef Reilly, Director, American Forces Radio Network Worldwide.
“Our expanding team of news anchors, producers and board operators is extremely proud to enlist the trust of the millions of men and women of America’s armed forces, who every day put their lives on the line and sacrifice so much for those of here at home,” said John McCaslin, ARN/ANN Washington, D.C.-based executive vice president for news. “Our pledge to the U.S. military family is ‘Journalism Without Agenda’ and rest assured we will deliver on that promise every day.”.
Since 1942, the mission of American Forces Network, brand name for the United States Armed Forces American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFTRS), is to provide apolitical broadcast quality radio and television services and expanded internal information products to all DoD members and their families stationed overseas, on contingency operations, and onboard Navy ships around the world.
Today, AFTRS utilizes seven satellites along with digital compression technology to provide multiple television and stereo audio channels to more than 1,000 outlets in 178 countries and U.S. territories, and onboard 150 U.S. Navy ships.