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Oct 1, 2000 12:00 PM

One of the leading Internet radio and entertainment companies,, will be moving into new facilities in mid-November 2000. Harris Corporation was chosen to assist the growing Internet content provider in the studio design, facility construction and equipment selection for the facility. The new headquarters will be on New York’s Times Square. has emerged as one of the leading entertainment companies, reaching more than one million worldwide users each month. It currently features four channels: Entertainment, Sports, Health, Fitness and Adventure, and Rave 2.0 for Teens. In all, 46 shows and more than 200 hours of live, original programming are created each week from its studios in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and San Jose. also offers streaming video of the jocks and guests in addition to the audio.

Currently, occupies two locations in midtown Manhattan. The new facility will include five full-function studios, a single control room and various editing and production suites, from which its on-air personalities and celebrity guests will conduct interviews and debates, and offer breaking information, editorial insight and general talk throughout the day. Audio and video will either be streamed live from the studios to the Web or recorded off-site and then encoded and posted as on-demand files on the site. chose Harris to provide all the studio products and systems including consoles, CD players, microphones and minidiscs. The project required a mix of ideas between traditional radio, digital delivery and information systems.

Each studio accommodates two hosts and two guests. A single master control room will be used for all the control rooms. This departure from a traditional radio design (dedicated control rooms) requires the use of near-field monitors for each control position to minimize aural interference.

Harris performed all the design engineering for the facility at Harris’ Mason, OH, facility near Cincinnati. The completed wiring, harnesses and patchbays were then shipped to the new Times Square location. The studio is scheduled to go online November 7.

Harris Corporation is an international communications equipment company focused on providing product, system, and service solutions that take its customers to the next level. The company provides a wide range of products and services for wireless, broadcast, network support and government markets. The company has sales and service facilities in nearly 90 countries.