Skip to comments.'Cav Roundup' Now Available on iTunes
Posted on 02/19/2007 2:47:00 PM PST by bnelson44
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 15, 2007) - What happens when the Multi-National Division - Baghdad daily radio show 'Cav Roundup' meets Apple's iTunes? People are able to listen to the most up-to-date information on what's happening on the ground through the eyes of MND-B Soldiers.
Cav Roundup delivers daily news and operational updates every weekday from the Iraqi capital. Army Public Affairs submitted the radio show and other Army products to iTunes to reach a larger audience, according to Lt. Col. John Robinson, director of the Media Services Division, Soldiers Media Center, Office of the Chief of Army Public Affairs.
"My intent was to make more approved Army products, such as the Cav Roundup, available on social sites on the Internet, such as iTunes," Robinson said.
The Cav Roundup is available on iTunes as a podcast. A podcast is a media file, typically audio or video, that is distributed by subscription over the Internet. The feeds can then be played back on mobile devices and personal computers.
"Doing this broadens our reach with quality Army products and it also makes more people aware of the kind of material they will find on the Army homepage," Robinson said. "It's important to (MND-B) Soldiers and their families because we are entering and developing a new and innovative way to explain their mission to the American public, as well as our global audiences."
A broadcast noncommissioned officer and a co-producer of the daily radio show, Sgt. Scott Pittillo said he thinks the venture will take the story of the MND-B troopers to more ears, minds and hearts.
"Putting the Army's story out there will give the public a more rounded perspective on the war and the Soldiers who fight in it," Pittillo said.
On a more personal level, a forward observer with Headquarters Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Pvt. Aaron Reyes said that with the radio show on iTunes, Soldiers can make sure family members and friends can get more than the just the news they see on television.
"They can get a closer look at what were doing here and know that we're doing okay," Reyes said.
Although he can't determine the number of people who download the daily radio show on iTunes, Robinson said hits on the Army's homepage has grown dramatically since he began placing more material on other social sites.
(Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma writes for the 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)
I tried to download this and another podcast from the Army site, by right-clicking "save target as," the way I do with Rush Limbaugh's podcasts, but then I couldn't open them. Any hints? (I'm over 50, BTW, so please use very, very simple words without technical abbreviations. I'm not AT ALL computer-savvy.)Thanks in advance.
Then LEFT click on CAV Roundup
A new page will appear
Find the show you want and then you can right click on that and save as.
Is that what you want?
I did just what you said. When I left clicked on CAV roundup, I got a whole page with what looks like show listings with lots of "<...>" things which, to me, usually indicate links, but nothing that I tried to right click on gave me a "save target as" option. It acted as though the new page was a word document, and just gave me those options. Darn. This article sounds like these podcasts would be very interesting, and I can't access them! Am I still doing something wrong?
You don't see: CavRoundup_070214.mp3
but none of them allowed me to right click with a "save target as" option.
If you have iTunes installed on your computer (free for Mac or PC), you can search for "cav roundup" and subscribe (free) to the podcast. You can play on your computer and/or play on an iPod.
For some reason your seeing source code.
If you copy and paste the link without the quotes in your browser address line, it should play:
Oh, my gosh! That worked perfectly! I just clicked on the link in your post, and it's playing right now. Many thanks for your help and patience.