Who's Buying What, May 9, 2007 - Radio World

Who's Buying What, May 9, 2007

Equipment users and providers, tell us about your recent transactions, sales or contracts. Users, we accept photos with recently installed equipment. E-mail to radioworld@imaspub.com. A remote broadcast from Mount Washington in New Hampshire using Comrex gear aired on WOKQ(FM), engineered by Steve Vanni of TechNet.
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Equipment users and providers, tell us about your recent transactions, sales or contracts. Users, we accept photos with recently installed equipment. E-mail toradioworld@imaspub.com.

A remote broadcast from Mount Washington in New Hampshire using Comrex gear aired on WOKQ(FM), engineered by Steve Vanni of TechNet. The remote used the Comrex Access codec via a microwave connection to the Internet. “This was a location from which it would have been impossible to deliver a high quality remote a year ago,’ Kris Bobo of Comrex stated. ...

SonicPool in Hollywood completed radio promo projects for ABC Daytime Television and for independent films. The post facility has provided mixing and sound design for spots promoting the likes of “One Life to Live,” “The View,” “All My Children” and “General Hospital.” For client Blink, SonicPool mixed radio spots promoting feature films including “Babel” and “An Inconvenient Truth.” ...

As FM privatization continues in India, Broadcast Electronics said SUN TV and four other broadcasters ordered transmitters recently for 57 new frequencies. Its representative in the market is Technomedia Solutions. SUN TV ordered 38 of the BE FM systems for its Kal Radio Ltd. and South Asia Ltd. operations. ...

Jampro Antennas won a contract to provide Broadcast Consultants India Ltd. with broadband multi-frequency FM antennas, combiners and RF components. The equipment is to be used as part of Phase II of the plan by the Indian government to build a shared infrastructure for 240 private FM stations.

Separately, Jampro said WZUU(FM), owned by Forum Communications Inc., installed a model JMPC antenna, part of an upgrade to move the license to Mattawan, Mich., change frequency and hike power. WTIX(FM) in New Orleans placed an order for a Jampro model JHPC eight-bay antenna and a Frequency Matched Tower to replace an antenna damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

KYAL(FM) ordered a Jampro JHPC antenna. It serves the greater Tulsa market with talk/sports; the owner is Adonai Radio Group. Jampro also received an order for three medium-power “Penetrator” FM broadcast antennas from CNMG, radio and television arm of the Caribbean New Media Group in Trinidad and Tobago. And WUFM(FM), flagship of the RadioU Network, bought several JLST translator antennas as part of an expansion involving five construction permits. The units will serve in Ohio at W254B in Springfield, W271AO in Mt. Vernon, W263AX in Circleville and W270AT in Dayton. Jeff Orr is consulting engineer. ...

Small Tree Communications installed a 24-port ES4524D Edge-corE switch at WWIB(FM), an AC Christian station in Chippewa Falls, Wis. The company said the switch alleviates a bottleneck affecting workflow in six studios. It provides Gigabit Ethernet switching for bandwidth-intensive networks. “With WWIB’s connection points limited by its previous switch to 100 Mbps, Small Tree recommended using the ES4524D to increase connection speeds by a factor of 10 or 1000 Mbps,” the supplier stated. ...

Harris sold two HD Radio transmitters to Greater Media station WJJZ(FM) in Philadelphia. The installation includes FlexStar equipment for multicasting. Main and backup ZX2000T transmitters are outfitted with the Harris Web Remote module for control and monitoring, and a Harris main/alternate controller for switching. The package will be delivered in two integrated rack systems.

Separately, Harris Corp. said North Texas Radio for the Blind, a service of Reading and Radio Resource of Dallas, took delivery of three Harris NetWave digital on-air consoles. The upgrade was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Studio renovations were by Broadcast Works Inc. ...

Dalet Digital Media Systems said 2NUR FM, a community station at the University of Newcastle in Australia, implemented Dalet to digitize its production and on-air facilities. ...

Musicrypt Inc. said deliveries of music tracks using the Web-based Digital Media Distribution System in the United States increased 500 percent from the first to the fourth quarters of 2006, with 219,000 deliveries in the final three months of that year. Songs delivered to stations and groups included content from Beyonce, Neil Young, U2, Tony Bennett and Red Hot Chili Peppers. ...

Genelec said XM Productions/Effanel Music chose its 8200 Series DSP monitoring systems for use in the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. A 5.1 surround audio broadcast was handled by XM/Effanel. ...

Netia said its Manreo line of content management software is being used by Radio France to control internal audio flows among studios and enable simultaneous mixing from workstations in different studios. Separately, its Radio-Assist digital audio software programs is being used to launch a radio project within the South Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Radio Concordia was established to provide religious programming for the region while raising the profile of the area’s poor. ...

ScheduAll said Shoreline Studios, a sound studio in Santa Monica, Calif., is using the ScheduAll EDGE resource management system to schedule projects. ...

Sports radio broadcast engineer Peter Grosskopf chose Sennheiser Evolution Wireless products for RF microphone systems. Grosskopf is an independent contractor in upstate New York; he has used the system for covering NFL and college games, NHL playoffs in Detroit, Stanley Cup playoffs in Buffalo and other events. ...

Europa FM and Radio 21, owned by French company Lagardere, are using Axia IP-Audio equipment and Element modular control surfaces in new on-air and production facilities broadcast via a national network heard throughout Romania. Zenon-Media brokered the sale and provided automation. ...

RCS Inc. said it provided the technology behind GCap Media’s launch of Mi-Xfm, a “personalized online player” branded by parent station Xfm and Microsoft’s XBox in a cooperative project launched in December in the United Kingdom. ...

Sandusky Radio Seattle is using Lucid GENx6-96 Word/Super Clock Generators from Symetrix to synchronize 14 studios. George Bisso is DOE of the cluster. “Because of the demands of satellite delivery where everything has to follow time to the second, we needed all of our systems to follow precise clocking to a 44.1 house standard,” he stated. ...

Wheatstone said its audio networking systems were chosen for three Crawford Broadcasting facilities. A system was picked for installation in Birmingham, Ala. Gear included five G-6/16 control surfaces and prewiring, five Satellite studio cages and one Wheatstone Bridge. Five stations broadcast from there.

In Detroit, the three-station cluster took delivery of a system of three Generation 6/20 control surfaces, a Wheatstone Bridge, a Satellite studio cage and prewiring. In Denver, a networked audio system shipped last summer to the four-station AM cluster; it includes four Generation 6/16 control surfaces, one Bridge router and prewiring. The four stations transmit HD Radio signals.

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