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Cherry Creek Proceeds With EAS Plans

Company owns 60 stations, mostly in the West and Northwest

Cherry Creek Radio, like many broadcast groups, has placed its EAS orders and is awaiting delivery.

Travis Cronen tells me the 60-station owner has placed the order for the necessary gear and is expecting it soon. A few of its locations have already been updated.

EAS decisions at the company are made by Ken Eklund, the director of engineering, and by Cronen, the director of operations & IT. The company has standardized on Sage gear and purchased 20 units this year from SCMS.

The company owns stations in Montana (Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Sidney); Colorado (La Junta, Lamar, Montrose); California (Lake Tahoe, Campo/San Diego); Utah (St. George, Cedar City); Arizona (Sierra Vista); Texas (Stephenville, Comanche); Washington (Tri Cities, Wenatchee); and North Dakota (Williston).

Any special considerations or problems upgrading the EAS infrastructure?

“Network routing and port forwarding through firewalls,” Cronen said. “Nothing major.”