Reconstructing WEBE 108 and WICC

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The leapfrog studio swap continued as WEBE was temporarily relocated to a new production room while the new FM studio was completed. Several weeks later, WEBE moved into its home.

WEBE air studio

WEBE air studio

While only a few walls were moved, all the studio walls needed work. In 1989, a carpet-like wall treatment was applied to control sound. After 20 years, this fabric was full of dust. It was pulled down, which meant the wall surfaces had to be prepped for new coverings. Drywall dust was everywhere.

Starting to look new

WICC air studio

WICC air studio

Another wall change was made in the TOC. The old TOC had a small closet, which was removed. A door was added to access an adjacent room (formerly the smoking lounge - how times have changed), which became the engineering office.

Another major change in the TOC was moving the racks. The three old racks were replaced by four new racks, which were oriented 90 degrees from the previous location. The wall to the hallway was replaced with a large window, so station visitors could see the magical blinking lights. The TOC remodel also provided a perfect opportunity to clean out the graveyard of old equipment.

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