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.
Arbitron is field testing an audio matching capability to add to the Portable People Meter (PPM) electronic ratings system that would allow the PPM to track audiences to radio stations that choose not to encode their signals.
The computer hard drive is 50 years old this month. Take a look at the IBM RAMAC, which held 5MB of data and was the size of a refrigerator.
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 proliferation of audio over digital cable has made the transportation of audio as well as voice, data, and control easier and more effective.
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.
The proliferation of new communications technologies has had a tremendously positive effect on the amount and types of wire and cable available for a radio studio facility.
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.
When it was purchased, the WKLU studios were in a house that at one time was a pet store.
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.
This station group recently relocated to a new facility in Latham, NY, bringing all seven stations under the same roof with the idea that merging all technical and business elements results in a smoother, more efficient operation for the entire group.
Proving that it's never too early to start planning, Westwood One began planning for the 2006 Winter Olympics coverage during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
When Minnesota Public Radio first considered expanding its building, it didn't take long to realize there were new technologies to use and improved construction plans to implement. With this came the rare chance to revamp the technical operation.
Satellite-delivered radio formats are not a new idea. But instead of a continuous audio stream and a fixed clock for affiliates to follow, Waitt Radio Networks uses a store-and-forward approach that allows greater flexibility to its subscriber stations.
Ten years and more than 150 affiliates later, we look at the next generation Bob and Tom Show studio. It's brand new and immense, but no one has the guts to say it will be big enough.
Cumulus' new nine-studio location was to be built in four months. While this sounds like a reasonable amount of time, it's important to know that the building itself would not be built for another month.
If you had the opportunity to equip yourself anew for the year, which pieces of equipment would make your core list?
When the work takes you outside the studio.
What happens when you have four licensees, two distinct locations and one consolidation project?
Doug Irwin put the Dscope test set through several tests of his own.
After 79 years on the 23rd floor of its Times Square location, it was time for WOR to move its operations.
How can seven employees get their work done in a radio station that is so small, there is literally no room for them to do their work? They build a new facility.
Bonneville International had a major problem with its four newly acquired radio stations in St. Louis, but it was nothing that a new studio couldn't fix.
The one element of an air studio that makes everything work together is often the most overlooked.