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ONT AiRadio launches commercial-free, 24/7 broadcasts

Posted on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:29am

Station broadcasts at 620AM, streams on the internet and smartphones

ONTARIO, Calif. – November 3, 2017 – Ontario International Airport (ONT) has made it even easier for air travelers and visitors to get directions and information on parking availability and airline terminal locations with the launch today of ONT AiRadio.

Broadcasting at 620AM on car radios, and streaming on the internet and smartphones via flyONTario.com, the station’s signal can be heard on freeways and roadways on approach to the airport. The station offers commercial-free, recorded programming 24 hours a day. On computers and mobile devices, the announcements can be heard by clicking on the ONT Radio Listen Live Here button on the flyONTario.com home page.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to install signs on major freeways in the vicinity of ONT calling attention to the new service, further heightening awareness of the airport now under local control.

The launch of ONT AiRadio comes as airport officials prepare for what is expected to be a busy holiday travel season.

It is estimated that passenger volume will increase by 8 percent during the 10-day Thanksgiving travel period. In 2016, more than 128,000 passengers traveled through ONT between Friday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 27.

But the new radio station will be essential for travelers every day regardless of the time of year.

The Federal Communication Commission granted ONT authority to operate the Travelers Information Station through Nov. 22, 2026. The license can then be renewed for additional 10-year periods.