Streaming Live 24/7 to Keep You in Touch with Fairfax County
Posted at 1:30 p.m.
After the June 2012 Derecho storm, we conducted a community survey about communications. Nearly 6,000 respondents answered questions and generated nearly 18,000 individual comments, which provided us with some great insight for communications during future emergencies. For example, the second highest ranked way to access emergency information was radio, only behind mobile devices.
In the feedback provided, it also was suggested by many respondents that we create our own radio station that we program ourselves, so you don’t have to wait for commercial stations to get around to sharing Fairfax County-specific messages.
So, as an after action, we have created our own Fairfax County Government radio station, an online Internet station that will be programmed and run by the Office of Public Affairs.
One day we hope to fulfill our complete audio vision of public information by fully utilizing the 1670 AM radio spectrum we currently own and producing even more audio content for the county’s SoundCloud account. For now, we’re excited to be able to provide this Internet station. You can listen online as well as on your mobile device, meaning that you’ll be able to hear Fairfax County Government Radio 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in multiple ways anywhere you may be.
And during emergencies, we will use the station to share important emergency information in an audio format, the same way we currently use other platforms — like this blog as well as our emergency alert system where you can get emergency alerts by both text and email.
The station is now live and we hope that you will tune in and listen.