BYU Radio Reconstructs

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Brigham Young University builds a new facility for its five radio streams.

The control room for the recording studio.

The control room for the recording studio.

Radio also has access to all three television studios. One TV studio accommodates a live studio audience. Tie-lines between the TV audio network and radio network to allow simulcast of events originating from that location.

Beck Associates integrated the facility, and consulted on the final design. BYU involved Ascent Media in the initial design phase of the building, while VCBO Architecture and Okland Construction built the facility. Russ Berger Design Group provided acoustic guidance.

BYU Radio will also be available on Sirius XM starting July 1, 2011.

The live studio for the recording studio.

The live studio for the recording studio.

Equipment List

360 Systems DCEM3000
Apogee A8AE, AI16, SIOC
Avid ProTools
Axia Element, PowerStation, XY Router Control Panel, iProbe, iProFiler, IP-audio Driver for Windows, Pathfinder, StudioHub+ headphone panel
B&W ASW DB1, 802D2R, 805D2R
Crown D45
DaySequerra M4.2R
DK Technologies MSD600MI4DO, MSD600PSO, PTO660M
Genelec 6010APM, 7050B PM, 7060B, 8020.LSE
Espresso, 8020BPM, 8030APM, 8040APM
Grace Design M802, M802RCU, Lunatec V3
Mackie 1402-VLZ3
McIntosh MC402, MC501
Omnia Omnia One, Omnia 6EX
RDL SR-10, RU-MX4T, ST-DA3, PS-24U2A, ST-MX3
Studio Technologies Model 76, Model 77
Sennheiser HDM 26-100-7, HD280 PRO, HMD 280 PRO, MD 421 II, MZS 421
Shure SCM268
Soundminer V4PRO, WebPortal, Ripper V4, Network
USB Key, Server X v4
Tascam CD-RW901SL, IF-AE24X
Telos Desktop Director, Nx12, Zephyr Xstream
WideOrbit Automation, Traffic

An on-air studio from the guests' point of view.

An on-air studio from the guests' point of view.

Read about the acoustic challenges of the BYU project:

BYU Radio Acoustic Design

What made this project particularly challenging was the diversity of technical spaces that all live under the same roof.

More BYU Broadcast

BYUB is a television, radio and Web media production and distribution operation serving local, national and international audiences. In addition to KBYU-FM and the BYU Radio services, the university provides BYU Television, KBYU Television and BYU Television International.

KBYU-TV is a local PBS affiliate serving Utah and Southeast Idaho.

BYU TV is available throughout North America on the Dish Network, DirecTV, and on 503 cable systems across the country. It broadcasts BYU sporting events, original documentaries, musical and dramatic events from BYU and the LDS Church and more.

BYU Television International, launched in March 2007, is multilingual service available in Spanish, Portuguese and English. It is transmitted to the Salt Lake City market and carried on cable and satellite systems in every country in South and Central America.

Create is a service from American Public Television that is received via satellite and currently passed through with bug branding.

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