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Project Time Line in 2008
June 23 Decision made to move.
June 24 Found house. Contacted owner, made deal. Begin tests of STL scenarios.
June 30 Review lease with lawyer.
July 3 Submit application for zoning.
July 7-26 Draw sketches for studios, tech center, and outside antennas. Call and visit all 27 abuttors to review plans
and address concerns before zoning board meeting.
July 28 Zoning meeting. Approval. 20-day clock starts.
July 29 Meet with contractor. Draw final plans. Extend time line out to final exit of old quarters.
Aug. 25 Apply for building permits.
Aug. 26 Sign contracts for new telephone and Internet service.
Aug. 27 Start moving in to basement area and garages.
Sept. 1 Labor Day.
Sept. 2 Waiting for permits. Some demolition and prep work done.
Sept. 3 Work moves forward with permits and demolition.
Sept. 8 Walls go up. Electrical goes in. Wait for inspection.
Sept. 10 Electric redone. Wall close up. Counters go in. Floor in studio laid.
Sept. 15 Painting walls. Call for final inspection. Begin studio and equipment wiring.
Sept. 17 Telephones and Internet installed. Final city inspection.
Sept.18 Certificate of occupancy awarded. Office moves in.
Sept. 19 Moving day for broadcast operations. At 2 p.m. exactly the feed to the transmitter is switched from downtown to the new studio.
Sept. 19-30 move remaining equipment and install in the new location.
Sept. 30 Hand in keys to former landlord.
Time spent from finding the building to commencing operations: 88 days
Time required to move the station, studios, offices and Internet operations that include live and on demand TV: 18 days
Time off the air for the transition: 0
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