Ramstein Air Base, Germany --
For residents of the Kaiserslautern Military Community who love to cruise down the autobahn listening to American Forces Network Kaiserslautern, don’t be discouraged if the station doesn’t play on radio frequency 100.2 FM, starting next Wednesday.
According to a news release from the Defense Media Activity, AFN Kaiserslautern will move to frequency 105.1 FM, to allow cars with American specifications to pick up the station.
“This change is a long time coming,” said Master Sgt. Christina Nelson, AFN Kaiserslautern station manager. “We felt our audience’s frustration at not being able to access their local radio station in their cars and we wanted to fix it.”
The original signal was established when you could easily adjust the analog car stereos to tune in any station on the dial. However, with today’s digital U.S. car stereos you can only tune in the odd-numbered frequencies.
“We are excited to expand our audience reach and look forward to providing the entire Kaiserslautern Military Community with relevant traffic, weather, and command information during their daily commutes,” said Nelson. “So tune in!”
AFN is expected to broadcast at the new frequency at approximately 11 a.m., Jan. 18.
Audience members will still be able to access AFN Kaiserslautern from their computers using AFN360 or stream it from their portable devices using the AFN Europe application found at www.afneurope.net.
Since 1943, AFN has been providing American service members, families, and Defense Department civilian employees stationed in Europe with the best of American radio and television services.
For questions regarding the change or AFN, please call their customer line at 06371-47-7206.