Stardraw Radio is a computer-aided design (CAD) program for designing radio studios.
Watch the work in progress as the studio take on their new appearance.
This facility is built on a campus unlike any other.
Perseverance pays off for the University of Wisconsin student radio station.
One year later the World Trade Center radio stations are still recovering.
WMKY-FM 90.3 is one of two stations that make up Morehead State Public Radio.
Once thriving, Afghanistan's media were seriously restricted under Taliban rule.
How Lotus Los Angeles dealt with a fire and condemned building.
Radio One, which is the largest radio network targeting African Americans in the country, selected Indianapolis to invest in four radio stations.
KWVE-FM, San Clemente, CA
When an electrical fire guts an entire room and damages the foundation of the building of a radio station, everyone leaps into action to get the station back on the air.
Additional photos of Q101 from the April 2002 issue.
Unique design elements and some custom fabrication personalize this Studio Spotlight.
Like so many other facets of the broadcast industry, the role of the contract engineer continues to evolve around technological advancement.
When WKQX, Chicago's Q101, looked at building a new facility, it didn't move very far.
After 38 years, the WCBS-AM studios were ready for a major upgrade.
Additional photos of Legend Communications of Wyoming, accompanying the Facility Showcase in the February 2002 issue of BE Radio magazine.
Welcome to the wide-open area that is home to the five stations that form the Big Horn Radio Network: KZMQ-FM, KZMQ-AM, KTAG-FM, KODI-AM and KCGL-FM.
The cold, quiet days of winter herald the season of another annual event: the facility checkup.
About four years ago, the Indianapolis Colts management decided to bring all their advertising and marketing efforts in-house. Since that time, the need for advertising spots, promos and programming has grown in leaps and bounds.
When the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto remodeled its facilities, a new element was added. The restaurant, which reopened on November 26, 2001, added a street-level radio studio as a regular part of its operation. CILQ-FM (Q107) now uses the studio weekday afternoons and early evenings and every Saturday evening for live broadcasts.
Long-form radio programming was once a staple part of radio entertainment. GAP Digital, a recording facility near Chicago, thrives on creating long-form radio dramas and talking books for radio.
The first step in achieving consolidated facility efficiency is to relocate all the radio stations owned by a single company to one central location. The primary design issue for any radio station is the organization of the programmatic elements in a way that promotes efficient operation. Addressing the station's needs from the beginning will avoid costly mistakes later.
After nearly 20 years of working in radio, being involved in the design process of Westwood One's Washington, DC, studio facility was something of a departure from my experience. I learned that sound isolation, sound deadening and noise elimination are not necessarily a primary focus. In some cases, background noise can be a good thing.
A quality digital installation requires more than good equipment.