A broadcast of “The Exchange” inaugurated New Hampshire Public Radio’s new broadcast center at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord in December.
The station said it was within $530,000 of its $6.5 million capital campaign goal. It must raise the target amount by April 1 to qualify for a $250,000 Kresge Foundation challenge grant.
The production and broadcast center will be home for up to 75 reporters, producers, hosts and administrative staff.
“It will be a venue where live call-in programs, in-depth interviews, and sound-rich feature stories can be easily produced,” the organization stated.
“A state-of-the-art technological operations center will facilitate the distribution of programs to and beyond the network of transmitters and satellite uplinks. It will also allow NHPR to create a ‘sound bank’ of programs for on-demand and online distribution. Fully digital studios will improve the sound quality of NHPR’s broadcasts and create more parity between local and national broadcasts.”
Construction was performed by North Branch Construction. The facility was designed by C.S. Carley Associates, an architecture firm, in association with Russ Berger Design Group, specialists in architectural acoustics. Construction broke ground in June.