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The MCR is the core of the new facility, containing 65 Mid-Atlantic racks. The racks are laid in five rows, each row with a unique purpose. The front row facing the windows overlooking a main hallway contains monitoring equipment including Belar Wizards, B&B Systems Phase Monitor and Arbitron PPM monitors. The first row also houses the six SAS 32KD router fames that are the audio core of the facility. The router is SAS's largest install to date allowing for 3072 × 3072 audio. Other rows of racks contain the 56 RCS Nexgen computers, as well as, utility computers for the studios, Vox Pro computers, Pro Tools computers, the Telos 2101 Hubs, office network servers, office telco and security systems. The MCR is truly the central core for the facility and all audio and data pass through this room. The MCR is also home to the 150kVA Toshiba G8000MM UPS system that floats all critical systems. The facility is also backed by a 2MW generator. The generator was bought from Qwest Communications with very few hours on it. That worked to the advantage of Clear Channel Radio-New York because it was a solution that was already in place in the building.

The 14 racks house the audio storage and playback system.

The 14 racks house the audio storage and playback system.

Krone blocks form the heart of the facility infrastructure.

Krone blocks form the heart of the facility infrastructure.

Studios

Clear Channel NY SVP of Programming, Tom Polman and Z100 DJ JJ press the button to launch Z100 from the new facility.

Clear Channel NY SVP of Programming, Tom Polman and Z100 DJ JJ press the button to launch Z100 from the new facility.

The 29 studios in the new facility were all designed around custom furniture from Omnirax. The furniture was designed and built in California and shipped and assembled in NYC. Each studio area for the stations contains two mirror air studios and some also contain two production rooms and a mix studio. The facility also has three commercial production studios, three imaging studios, three voice tracking rooms and a studio for Clear Channel Creative Service Group. The air studios have SAS Rubicon consoles, the production rooms have SAS Rubicon SL consoles and the voice tracking rooms have SAS Rubi-T consoles. The three commercial production studios have Digidesign Command 8 and SL consoles, and the imaging studios have Digidesign D-Command consoles.



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