Great ideas in studio design 

Sometimes when confronting design problems it is helpful to have access to other engineers' approaches to the same or similar problems.

Eye on Radio 

What does one do when asked to design and build a TV studio right in the middle of his radio station? Run with it. That's exactly what Cumulus Media-owned WQKC-FM did.

Bullet-proof facilities 

As part of the group charged with the responsibility of maintaining a broadcast facility, engineers have the added responsibility to ensure the stations continue operating through all types of emergencies.

A Clear Consolidation 

Bringing together five New York City FM radio stations with long histories of being in their own studio space is no simple task.

Auralex Partners with Hallmark Licensing for Printed Sound Panels 

The deal opens a library of six million images to be used on the printed sound panels.

Martha Quinn's RadioBu 

Having a custom-built personal studio was once a luxury on-air radio talent could not experience. With the move toward computer-based digital recording technologies, more and more on-air talent are finding that owning their own personal studio is now within reach.

The World's First 

As the vision of Mixon Hall was being realized, CIM recognized the necessity of having a recording, production and broadcast studio, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, to match Mixon Hall and its many gifted performers.

Sign Off 

In November, Arcadia Publishing Co. of Charleston, SC, will release Images of America: Knoxville's WIVK by Ed Hooper. This book delves into the history.

Reviving NASCAR Radio 

By 2006, PRN needed additional studio space. At first, the plan was to move into an existing office space, utilizing as much of the original structure as possible. As the project progressed, it became clear the existing space was going to need a good bit of work

Upbeat Digs 

Today, WNYZ, which covers Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Northern New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, brings a new beat to the tri-state area.

Building the New Guild 

In 2007 plans were enacted to redesign the equipment layout and improve sound quality in the Ralph Guild Studio, built inside the Paley Center in 1992.

Comfort & Sound 

When many people hear the term "small market radio" they get a mental image of old, worn-out equipment, shag carpet on the walls and rundown surroundings. WLOH in Lancaster, OH, defies this stereotype

Streamlined Station 

When I first assumed the chief engineer duties at WHKP, I inherited a facility that, while beautiful and functional, was aging as far as broadcast equipment. The station had been using a DOS-based automation system since the mid-1990s for traffic and play-out of commercial material

Salem Omaha rebuilds 

Salem Communications owns three stations that serve the Omaha market: KCRO-AM, KGBI-FM and KOTK-AM. Each station has a history that goes back many years, and the stations’ previous studios had seen a major part of that history. Salem acquired the three stations in 2004 and 2005, and it was known early on that new facilities were a necessity.

CBC/Radio-Canada Taps Lawo for Facility Project 

Lawo has reached agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada for the delivery and implementation of a new central audio router and control system for all CBC/Radio-Canada radio production and distribution in Montreal.

Built Right 

For the Saga Communications stations in Asheville, NC, the need to update the facility that had more than 30 years behind it set the steps in motion. While a modern facility was the goal, the Asheville project provided Saga with the opportunity to implement some new technologies and try some new approaches. In the end, a necessary rebuild provided a showcase for the station and the group owner.

Sleek, fast and ready to move 

In early October of this year, MRN Radio, the voice of NASCAR, crossed the finish line by moving to its new studio facilities. While one advantage of this move was that the facility did not support a 24-hour on-air operation, it was not simply a move across town. The studio moved 500 miles.

Planned Transition 

A station rebuild usually includes all new equipment. Sometimes, it's not practical to replace everything, in which case, an incremental approach is needed. The Cumulus Indianapolis stations had a decent facility, but the on-air consoles weren't performing as expected or needed. The new consoles solved the existing problem, but they also set the stage for a future upgrade path.

Technology Turnaround 

The time had come for KKDA Dallas to abandon the classic U-shaped cabinetry and start completely from scratch. The challenge was that the new studio had to be in the same location as the previous, which could not be enlarged.

Something new for news radio 

CBS Radio's KYW Newsradio saw a move as an opportunity to update the facility, upgrade the infrastructure to a digital, router-based system and have an individual identity in the marketplace.

XM to Expand Nashville Studios 

XM Satellite Radio signed an agreement with the city of Nashville to expand the XM presence in the music city with new studios located in the Sommet Center's arena tower.

Americom Reno 

A seven-station, medium market radio operation expands in a new facility.

Building a showcase 

It's a syndicated morning show, and it has a new headquarters after building a showcase. Step inside the new Tom Joyner studios.

Facility Facelift 

With six new studios and offices, everything had to be coordinated to work in harmony and keep the station flowing. To complicate things, in the middle of the project was an HD Radio conversion.

Jazz at its Best 

The design of the Jazz at Lincoln Center performance space allows for acoustic isolation making the theater an ideal place to create recordings for live and tracked productions that air over XM.

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