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Estonia Radio Upgrades With Lawo

Public broadcaster transitions to digital studios in conjuncture with relocation of radio stations

Estonia’s public broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling recently moved five of its radio stations to new facilities. As part of the process, the broadcaster is also transitioning to a digital environment and upgrading to Lawo gear for radio production.

Taking place in several phases, the conversion began with the installation of Lawo’s central NOVA 73 HD router and Crystal and Sapphire radio broadcast consoles.

The first of ERR’s stations to go live at the new headquarters was Raadio 2 in December 2014. Vikerraadio, Raadio 4 and Klassikaraadio transitioned to the new studios between February and April, with a fifth station, Raadio Tallinn, joining them in the near future.

Lawo says that the NOVA 73 HD acts as ERR’s central router for signal distribution as well as handling studio switching and serving as a talkback matrix. The company added that the Sapphire and Crystal consoles are in use in the main control rooms as broadcast mixers.