WUSC(FM) in Columbia, S.C., added a Broadcast Electronics AudioVault digital media system.
The public station at the University of South Carolina is student-run; the AudioVault replaces a BE AV100 system and is part of a digital conversion that includes a BE transmitter and multicasting plans.
BE noted that the AudioVault is being used to manage the alternative music format as well as for a new HD2 international “Jack” format developed by USC students; the supplier says the station is one of the first college-run FMs to add an HD2 channel. John George is chief engineer.
BE’s Neil Glassman called it “one of our more satisfying HD Radio conversions to date because there’s a real sense of student involvement and it confirms to us that our building block approach to digital conversion is working.”
The station also plans Messagecasting song and title data over HD Radio and FM RDS.