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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A seven-station, medium market radio operation expands in a new facility.
It's a syndicated morning show, and it has a new headquarters after building a showcase. Step inside the new Tom Joyner studios.
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.
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.
Adding rooms and extra parking spaces to an existing building doesn't always work, as Entercom Kansas City found out. Deciding to make the move was only one part of the process.
Creative studio remodeling became the mandate at community/high school radio station WSTB-FM in Streetsboro, OH (near Akron). The station operates on
After working with separated facilities for many years, Westwood One consolidated its operation into three adjacent buildings. The facility now has the foundation and updated infrastructure to look to the future
Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG) has completed the design of television and radio studios at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) as part of a new building for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.
The foundation of every studio begins with the studio furniture. While the furniture determines the growth potential of the room, conversely, the room will also dictate the type and style of furniture used.
Once the studio furniture is in place, it's time to install the equipment, right? Not yet. Cable management, air flow and the finishing touches of mounts and access holes must be addressed.
Enhancing its visibility and interaction with the listening public, WUNC's new radio facility is located at site of the American Tobacco Company where Lucky Strike and other popular cigarettes were once made.
Online exclusive: additional photos from the WUNC Facility Showcase in the November 2006 issue.
Pamplin's new studios would be extensive: two on-air studios, one control room, one news anchor booth, one full newsroom, one traffic studio, three production studios, one master control and a server room. In the end, the upgrade positions the station to be ready for the challenges of the future.
This national, progressive-entertainment, talk radio network--known for its outspoken personalities--launched in March 2004. There's a lot going on in this facility, and thanks to digital routing, Air America Radio maintains complete control
McRadio that is produced in look-alike radio factories seems to be the norm. Lincoln Financial Group wanted to emphasize what it thinks is not only a unique feel-good experience for listeners and employees, but also a competitive advantage
The result of WFUV's $5.5 million budget and long, hard work from the engineering staff is a strong and flexible radio facility that provides a productive and flexible place for work.
When it was purchased, the WKLU studios were in a house that at one time was a pet store.
This facility had been a working farm until it was converted into an industrial area in the mid-1980s, and the barn became a radio facility in 1995.
The genesis of this project was an opportunity to relocate and upgrade WDPR's transmitter site from a deteriorating leased tower that was only 200-feet tall, to the local PBS affiliate's 1,500-foot tower.