The Museum of Television & Radio (MTR) is upgrading its radio facilities in New York City and Beverley Hills, California.
DakingPlus is donating Daking audio equipment for use in the Ralph Guild Radio Studios, and the company principals — Geoff Daking and Dave Thibodeau — are lending design expertise to the renovation project. MRT Director of Engineering Doug Warner is acting as project manager for the renovation.
According to Daking, the studios will be fitted with a Daking Mic-Pre IV, two Mic-Pre/EQs and two FET compressor/limiters. SAS Audio mixing consoles were selected for both studios, and the Mic-Pre IVs will be intergrated with the consoles for remote control via RS-485.
Digital audio at the radio studios allows for fast changeovers from one operator or program to the next, which is important as the Ralph Guild Radio Studios are used by travelling radio hosts and programs for OBs. The multi-use rooms also offer also offer editing functionality, and are being fitted with Digidesign Pro Tools systems, Telos telephone hybrids, CD players and 360 Systems DigiCart machines.
Bob Heil of Heil Microphones is supplying the MTR with PR40 radio microphone, as well as microphone stands for the rooms.
For the California branch of the museum, the radio studio renovation involves moving the studio to a street-side position, allowing passers-by to look into the studio. The design of the New York studio will remain largely unchanged.
The renovation is being sponsored by Ralph Guild, head of the Interep independent national sales and marketing organization for radio, the Internet and new media. Guild sits on the board of directors of the MTR.