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KAGM Chooses SCMS for Studio Overhaul

Facility upgrade offered modern equipment, fast turnaround

Albuquerque, N.M.’s KAGM(FM) recently completed a new studio build-out with the assistance of SCMS’ Doug Tharp, who helped to design and spec the equipment. The upgraded studio features GatesAir QuickLine II studio furniture and GatesAir Flexiva Oasis 12-channel digital audio console, Electro-Voice RE20 microphones, dbx 286s microphone processors and O.C. White booms and arms.

The project was initiated because the existing studio was outdated, and so the station wanted to ensure the new equipment would last 10 years, while also ensuring that the feature set would be adequate for KAGM’s needs.

Corporate Engineering Manager Rusty Burchfield made the purchase and oversaw the project for American General Media. The budget was $15K, and the project was completed within 30 days, with the actual installation finished in two days, in part because of the Oasis prewire kit’s plug-and-play features.