Z100 WHTZ(FM) used APT WorldCast Meridian codecs to manage an hour-long remote interview with Madonna.
APT said Z100, the big Clear Channel station in New York, had intended to use ISDN but could not get the service in time from the telco supplier.
Metro Broadcast Services was contracted by Clear Channel to carry out the remote engineering; Bernie Courtney is the owner. He said the location for the interview — a bar in downtown New York City — could not be confirmed in advance for security reasons, making it impossible to get an ISDN connection to the Z100 studio ahead of the broadcast.
The codecs used the LAN at the bar to send 15 kHz stereo audio to the studios via IP.