Radio Programming, Rights, and Content Support, West Wood One
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Radio Programming, Rights and Content Support Services for the American Forces Network Broadcast Center (AFN-BC). Background: The Radio music services, production and imaging production materials, show preparation materials and music research services shall enable the Defense Media Activity (DMA) AFN-BC to meet and support the AFN mission. This mission is to provide a balanced representative selection of popular radio and television information and entertainment programs of particular interest to both the primary AFN audience of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel stationed overseas and their family members. The production material is also required to ensure the accomplishment of the AFN mission to effectively communicate command information to DoD personnel stationed overseas and their family members, while simultaneously providing the level of entertainment needed to make a positive impact on their morale. It will also provide the most efficient medium to ensure the effective communication of information messages inserted within the program as spot announcements in support of DoD internal information themes, goals and objectives. DMA AFN-BC mission tasking per DoD Instruction 5120.20 is to support the Internal Communications mission of the Department of Defense by providing a broad range of information and entertainment programming to DoD personnel and their family members overseas, thus attracting an audience for Internal Communications messages placed within AFN programming. The AFN BC Contracting Office has purchased similar programs and services repeatedly over the past 35 years. The rates paid by the Government do not vary, regardless of the popularity or commercial value of a particular music format.