The novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic have created unique challenges for radio. However, broadcasters have risen to the challenge, proving time and again that they are agile and creative.
Radio World has reached out to broadcast engineers, consultants, associations and others are innovating during this crisis, and they have shared insights and ideas that others in the industry may be able to implement or adopt.
- Wyoming Public Media Director of Engineering Paul Montoya shares how the pubcaster’s coronavirus game plan is shaping up.
- Digital Alert Systems’ Ed Czarnecki told RW how governments and broadcasters are using emergency alerts to ensure listeners are informed about local COVID-19 concerns.
- Learn about London-based Health Info Radio and its mission to ensure listeners get the facts about COVID-19, as well as interviews intended to help listeners through the quarantine.
- Spanish broadcaster COPE says most it staff have been working from home and are using AEQ products to “keep calm and carry on.”
- E2 Technical Services’ Ed Bukont talks about how the industry is responding to technical challenges posed by unplanned work-from-home situations.
- WestStar decided early on to send home most of its “Kim Komando Show” staff, but they adapted quickly.
- D.C. public radio station WAMU(FM) decided to go “100% virtual.” Learn about their game plan from Rob Bertrand.
- In Denmark, Nordjyske Media has been proactive about setting its staff up to work from home. Learn how and why.
- Gary Kline shared what he’s hearing from colleagues about how COVID-19 has changed the broadcast industry and best practices for keeping stations on the air.
- NAB CTO Sam Matheny told RW about the association’s coronavirus resources and how member stations were responding in the early days of the pandemic’s ingress to the U.S.
Are you especially proud of how your station is reacting to coronavirus-related restraints? Radio World wants to hear from you. We may feature your station in a how-to-do-it profile or Q&A.