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EMF Studios Are Quick-Change Artists

A four-room buildout in Franklin, Tenn., supports multiple networks

In 2021 Educational Media Foundation, parent of the K-Love and Air1Radio networks, completed a four-studio buildout at its current facility in Franklin, Tenn., to support expansion of broadcast content into Nashville, which is the market where most contemporary Christian music originates.

This series of photos shows how the studio branding can be changed.

A clever twist is that the branding visualizations in each studio can be changed with the push of a button, bring up a unique “look” for K-Love, Air1Radio, WTA and AccessMore, as well as a few other settings.

This is accomplished with custom scripts that alter the lighting colors, wall displays and digital displays. The same command brings up the DJ’s personalized settings. 

Principal Studio Engineer Bill Jackson led the design and installation effort, and members of the organization’s Studio Technology, Engineering and IT Teams provided expertise and assistance.

This series of photos shows how the studio branding can be changed.

These studios are part of EMF’s nationwide AoIP network. Key components include Axia AoIP infrastructure; RCS software including Zetta automation; and several products from Angry Audio.

This series of photos shows how the studio branding can be changed.

“Our content creation and delivery systems are designed with talent workflows in mind, not just engineers,” said a member of the EMF team. “This allows for creators to adapt to new environments quickly and be successful in their efforts.” 

EMF recently broke ground in Franklin for what will soon be its new main headquarters.

This article is from the free Radio World ebook “Spectacular Radio Studios.”

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