Mike Waller, production engineer; Rob Baratz, master control supervisor; and Kerry Richards, chief engineer of NYC's WOR radio in front of the HHB BurnIT Plus CD recorders
Buckley Broadcasting's WOR Radio 710 AM in midtown Manhattan has purchased 30 HHB CDR830 BurnIT Plus CD recorders as the two-network station prepares for a move downtown into a new, all-digital plant in early 2005. The HHB recorders will be used to record and playout syndicated programming, as well as provide backup to the plant's digital server system.
As WOR chief engineer Kerry Richards explains, "We decided that in our new plant the format of choice for all audio would be CD-Rs. I wanted something that would hold up and fit into a broadcast plant, so our new facility will have three BurnITs in each studio."
Richards will begin installing the machines in February. The new digital studios are scheduled to be on-air the first week of March. Meanwhile, three HHB BurnIT Plus machines have been put into operation at the current analog plant. "Every hour that we're on the air with programming it's being backed up, not only to our digital server but also to a BurnIT machine. They're running 24-hours a day, seven days a week," says Richards.
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