Dial Global Radio Networks, part of the Triton Media Group empire, announced a ribbon-cutting, for expanded and upgraded studio facilities at its Denver hub. The hub is home to Dial Global’s 24-hour formats and the distribution center for its talk and music programming.
A release explained that eight new control rooms were added (24 were already in place) and the Network Operations Center was upgraded. The announcement noted that “expansive backup power and security were included” in the upgrade project.
An SAS 32kd routing system is in place. Additional notable gear came from Belden, Electro-Voice, Omnirax, Symetrix, Tannoy, Tascam, Telos and Yellowtec.
Dial Global Radio Network President of Programming Kirk Stirland said: “This multimillion dollar investment in our infrastructure is a strong signal of our commitment to both 24-hour formats, and all programming." Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations Eric Wiler managed the project.
Executive Vice President of Technology Conrad Trautmann was “chief architect of the new facility’s creation.”
Seen at the ribbon cutting, below, are Pat Crocker, Trautmann, Stirland, John Paul, Wiler and Phil Barry.
The company's STORQ delivery system was moved from Omaha this year. Dial Global also has studios in Dallas and Los Angeles.