That was then
This is the on-air studio of WFMT Chicago in 1983. WFMT was, and still is, a classic music station with cable distribution of its programming throughout the United States.
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The reel-to-reel tape recorders in the foreground are Revox PR99s; those in the background are Studer A80RCs. The turntables are Technics SP-15s with Audio-Technica tone arms. The console was custom built by the chief engineer at that time, Al Antlitz. The cassette recorder is to the right of the console.
The panel below the cassette recorder and the displays above are for audio routing switcher control, designed and built by Gordon Carter, the current chief engineer at WFMT.
There were also Apt Holman phono pre-amps not seen in the picture. The CD player (behind the word update) was manufactured by Philips/Magnavox, and the microphone is an AKG D-202. Steve Reeder, a WFMT announcer, is at the controls.
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Top 25 Radio Owners by Revenue per Station
|Radio magazine 2003 rank||Owner||Avg. Revenue per station (Radio magazine) ($000)||2003 BIA Total Revenue Rank||Radio magazine 2002 rank||2003 BIA Estimated Revenue-Owner ($000)||Owner # Stations Present||Owner # Markets|
|8||Spanish Broadcasting System||6,180||15||9||154,500||25||7|
|14||Inner City Broadcasting||3,412||24||14||64,825||19||8|
|15||Clear Channel Communications||2,914||1||16||3,535,060||1,213||189|
|16||Beasley Broadcast Group||2,871||17||15||120,600||42||10|
|21||Multicultural Radio Broadcasting||1,632||22||*||76,705||47||22|
BIA ranks owners by total revenue. Radio magazine has taken this data and then divided it by the number of stations owned, to provide a ranking based on individual station average performance, which shows the revenue efficiency of each owner.
For comparison, we have included the BIA ranking, the owner's 2002 Radio magazine ranking and the average revenue per station.
* - Not ranked in 2002.
Source: Data from BIAfn's Media Access Pro
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