Media giant Clear Channel recently purchased several Symetrix AirTools Broadcast Audio Delays for use in their radio stations nationwide. The devices allow station personnel to edit objectionable content before it reaches the air. The move was prompted, in part, by new legislative measures aimed at cleaning up the nation's airwaves. Broadcaster's General Store, based in Ocala, Fla., handled the sale.
Clear Channel purchased the 6000 and 6100 models, both of which offer a maximum 20 seconds of delay time, four different operating modes, full-bandwidth stereo operation and complete integration with station automation systems. In addition, the model 6100 offers digital audio connectivity, RS-232 control and ESE TC89 timecode support.