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BYU Opens New Radio/TV Facility

Technical spaces were designed by Russ Berger Design Group; radio studios are equipped with Axia and WideOrbit

©2011 Alan Blakely Brigham Young University greeted 2011 with brand-spanking-new studios for its radio and television facilities.

Brandon Smith is chief technology officer for BYU Broadcasting. Russ Berger Design Group designed the technical spaces and released pix this week. WideOrbit automation and Axia consoles are among the notable equipment choices installed in the radio studios.

Ensconced in a new 100,000-square foot facility in Provo, Utah, according to a release, are “three television studios, three audio post production studios, a recording studio, four voice-over rooms, two on-air radio studios, 15 video editing rooms and six master control (distribution) rooms… In addition, there are two production control rooms, each with their own audio control room, for live and taped studio productions. The facility has offices and support spaces to provide for a staff of more than 300 full-time employees, part-time production crew and students.”

©2011 Alan Blakely Radio operations include BYU Radio and Classical 89 KBYU(FM). TV and radio had been in separate older facilities.

Richard Schrag, Russ Berger Design Group project manager, noted the high concentration of technical spaces in the facility and the need for adequate sound isolation between rooms, quiet mechanical systems and well-designed room acoustics.