SOURCE: AAA Texas

October 21, 2009 11:42 ET

AAA TEXAS/NEW MEXICO: Skype Interviews Available to Media

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - AAA Texas/New Mexico has added Skype web phone capability as a resource to communicate with media in various markets throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Skype will allow media in both states to access immediate broadcast quality interviews whether gathering updated automotive information or news from gasoline reports AAA Texas/New Mexico releases on a weekly basis.

"We often get calls from markets outside of the Houston, Austin, Dallas and Albuquerque metropolitan areas, and our only resource was providing a phone interview and graphic," said AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Corporate Communications Manager Dan Ronan. "We want to let the reporters in these important media markets know AAA is available and would like to accommodate their requests for on-camera interviews through Skype."

Stations seeking to use Skype will need to have the free software installed on their computers to access the AAA Texas/New Mexico webcams. Both public relations contacts, including Ronan in Irving, and Sarah Schimmer in Houston, have Skype capabilities. Contact Ronan or Schimmer to be added to their Skype contact lists for interviews, news and information.

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA Texas and AAA New Mexico can be visited on the internet at www.AAA.com.

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