Garrison podcast: new, notable
November 15, 2008
<strong>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> - Community members have a new way to get information about Yongsan happenings. U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan launched an audio "podcast" in late August.
So far, 10 weekly podcasts have been published to the Garrison web site and a popular commercial media host, Apple iTunes. In fact, iTunes selected the USAG-Yongsan Podcast as a "new and notable" audio podcast in their "Government and Organizations" and "Local" subcategory.
"We're telling the Army story at the Garrison level everywhere we can," said Podcast host Steven Morgan. "We want to reach our audience in various ways. This is one way we can get the word out."
The 2-minute audio newscast is available as a streaming audio file at the <a href="http://yongsan.korea.army.mil/">Garrison web site</a>. Listeners can also <a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast'id=292414778">subscribe in iTunes</a>.
The Garrison provides the weekly podcast to American Forces Network-Korea for use in a radio newscast.
Each podcast covers the biggest events of the week, and includes interviews with local newsmakers.
There are a lot of podcasts out there, and they're all free. "The Army does a podcast," he said. "But, from what I can tell, out of 179 garrisons in the Army, we're the only garrison that produces a podcast."
Morgan works as a USAG-Yongsan public affairs specialist. His background in broadcasting and web design help him in his role as Garrison Webmaster, he said.
Morgan was an Army broadcaster from 1988-2008. He has served as a radio show host, television news anchor, producer, writer, instructor and station commander.
"Since arriving in Korea this past April, I wanted to make the Garrison web site a useful tool for community members," Morgan said. "The web site is an ongoing project. It continues to evolve."
This week, the USAG-Yongsan Podcast cover the Army Communities of Excellence competition, and features and interview with Human Resource Specialist Bob McKray about Resumix training.
"It's a convenient way to get local news and information on your MP3 player," Morgan said.
The USAG-Yongsan Podcast is produced each Friday afternoon. For subscription options to news feeds and the podcast visit the <a href="http://yongsan.korea.army.mil/subscriptions.asp">Garrison web site</a>.
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