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Yee, Ha — IP!

WSM gets Axia audio system

The home of old-time and classic country music is now home to some new-time audio technology.

Axia Audio said WSM(AM) purchased consoles and IP audio networking gear to outfit its Nashville, Tenn., studios. The gear will be used in the production and broadcast of “Grand Ole Opry” radio shows.

WSM is owned by Gaylord Entertainment.

The buy was made through Broadcasters General Store. It includes 20- and 28-position Element 2.0 mixing consoles with PowerStation integrated console engines, plus multiple Axia Audio Node interfaces for analog, AES/EBU and microphone-level audio sources.

“On the air since 1925, the WSM call letters are among America’s best-known, and the station is the source of the ‘Grand Ole Opry’ radio broadcasts, heard by millions on terrestrial and satellite radio,” Axia noted. “WSM was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.”