The American Forces Network (AFN) Broadcast Center is in Riverside, California and is part of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), a component of the Defense Media Activity at Ft. Meade, Maryland. The AFRTS vision is to provide “a touch of home” through encrypted satellite multi-channel 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, AFN RADIO serves more than 375,000 American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families stationed at bases and American Embassies and Consulates in 175 countries and 200 U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command ships at sea.
Since World War II (May 1942), AFN has enjoyed the generous support from all major broadcast networks, syndicates, public radio services, and individual stations and program producers throughout the U.S. This year AFN Radio celebrates it’s 75th year of “Serving America’s Best.”
AFN RADIO programming originates at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center in California. There are 12 different, full-time AFN RADIO encrypted satellite services and 10 geo-locked AFN360 streaming channels distributed to 29 overseas AFN affiliates in Europe http://www.afneurope.net/, the Asia Pacific Region http://www.afnpacific.net/, Anarctica, base cable TV systems, and AFN Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite dish users. Three of the AFN RADIO satellite services are available to U.S. Navy ships deployed at sea via our AFN Direct-To-Ship (DTS) satellite system. You can find complete radio schedules at http://www.myafn.net.
Here’s a brief look at each of the AFN BC network radio services:
Hot AC/Today’s Best Hits on AFN RADIO fuses mass-appeal young adult current hits with a dose of ’80s and ’90s Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) chart toppers. The result is a fresh alternative to broad-based Adult Contemporary and youth-oriented CHR. AFN Hot AC/Today’s Best Hits delivers top rated talent with “American Top-40” every weekend, “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning”, from Dallas, TX weekday mornings, The John Tesh Radio Show afternoons and the “Delilah” show weekday evenings. (Satellite and AFN360).
AFN Legacy is not your father’s Classic Rock station. Programmed by the AFN BC, Legacy offers Classic Rock standards updated with newer favorites to keep things fresh. AFN Legacy mixes true rock classics from five decades–Van Halen to Foo Fighters to Led Zeppelin to Godsmack–it’s all right here. Long music sweeps and limited breaks rock you through the day… and the night. Bob & Tom mornings, Lunchtime Licks at noon, and Classic Rock tracks all day. (Satellite and AFN360).
Today’s Best Country plays the hottest country music from today along with the best of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s! This popular format features the Big D & Bubba morning show live from Nashville Mon-Fri! Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks and George Strait, along with classics from The Judds, Alabama, Willie Nelson and more! Weekends on Today’s Best Country also features the “Big D and Bubba” show weekday mornings, “WoodSongs” Old-Time Radio Hour and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks every weekend. (Satellite and AFN360).
Joe Radio is programmed by AFN BC and plays the hits of the ’80s, ’90s and today from artists like The Black Keys, A Flock Of Seagulls, Adele, Madonna, Tom Petty, Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Coldplay and Michael Jackson – just to name a few. You’ll hear a little bit of everything from Rock to Reggae, from Pop to Alternative, if it’s a HIT you’ll hear it! You just never know what you’re going to get with Joe Radio – the station that’s fun to listen to and workplace friendly! Joe Radio also features Casey Kasem AT40-80’s every weekend. Joe Radio, Playing Whatever. (Satellite and AFN360).
Gravity delivers the very best around-the-clock Urban and Club hits featuring: 50 Cent, Timbaland, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Jay-Z and the rest of today’s hot rhythmic artists. Gravity also airs a 2-hour weekend specialty show that features various club/dance mixes from all over the planet. (Satellite and AFN360).
Freedom Radio features a constantly evolving stream of the latest in Alternative music by playing the best in mainstream alternative, while embracing its rich, eclectic musical history. Core artists include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day and U2. Programs include Nikki Sixx’s Sideshow Countdown, Little Steven’s Underground Garage, as well as NPR’s All Songs Considered and Alt. Latino shows. (Satellite and AFN360).
AFN Fans brings you the best of FOX Sports Radio and Sports Byline USA because other’s “favorite” personalities may not be yours. The Jim Rome Show; The Dan Patrick Show, FOX Sports Radio’s and Sports Byline USA’s Sports Overnight America when they dish the latest on sports and entertainment worlds. Only on AFN Fans powered by Fox Sports & more! (Satellite and AFN360).
The Voice is your source for news, talk and information. You can get Rush Limbaugh, The Osgood File, Sean Hannity, Doug Stephan, Stephanie Miller, Dave Ramsey, Thom Hartmann and so much more. The Voice is your single source for AP news, ABC news, Fox news, and military news. (Satellite and AFN360).
AFN PowerTalk gives you three full hours of Rush Limbaugh, Mike Malloy, Stephanie Miller, Sean Hannity, Leslie Marshall and Thom Hartmann each weekday – plus a weekend lineup never before seen nor heard in political talk radio. It’s the most complete list of shows from liberal to conservative and everything in between all on one channel. AFN PowerTalk, the only channel on earth where you can find all the political talk heavy weights. Where left and right collide, AFN PowerTalk. (Satellite and AFN360).
AFN Eagle is a Contemporary Hit Radio Top 40 music and information format programmed by AFN BC and is the primary over the air AFN Affiliate station format worldwide. AFN Eagle features live local or regional shows that weaves music, top of the hour national news, sports and military news along with local/regional command information spots. On Friday nights from 6-9pm it’s REMIX TOP 30 COUNTDOWN with “HOLLYWOOD” Hamilton. The bottom of the hour features local community news. (AFN360 and local radio).
National Public Radio (NPR) is one of 5 AFN Radio news/talk/sports channels. NPR produces news, talk, music and entertainment programs, including the premiere news magazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered. (Satellite Only)
AFN Clutch brings you the best of ESPN Radio and SB Nation Sports because other’s “favorite” personalities may not be yours. Sports talk radio listeners deserve a choice on AFN Clutch.