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Seven-Station Move for Americom Reno, Harris

Americom Reno has completed a seven-station, 10-studio move in Nevada. Harris handled the turnkey studio systems and consoles project.
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Americom Reno has completed a seven-station, 10-studio move in Nevada. Harris handled the turnkey studio systems and consoles project.

The stations moved to a new two-floor facility over 17 days. It needed more on-air and production flexibility and room to grow to accommodate a planned HD Radio expansion.

The project included VistaMax Envoy studio networking and nine NetWave on-air consoles; furniture; wiring and integration services; system design, fabrication, installation and commissioning. Harris also provided an automation system from its resale department.

Each NetWave console is outfitted with an external “World Feed” panel in a wooden frame, which includes a variety of cable connections for television crews, bands and temporary sources like MP3 players and laptops. Harris provided antenna systems for the group’s microwave STL system; Americom Reno has nine antenna systems for STL delivery to five transmitter sites.

Bill Schulz is director of programming and operations for Americom Reno. The stations are KRNO(FM), KODS(FM), KLCA(FM), KCTQ(FM), KBZZ(AM) and KJFK(AM), plus Scott Communications-owned KWNV(FM), for which Americom Reno provides programming, operations and engineering.

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