- RDA Systems recently completed a radio studio consolidation
project for HBC in Miami. Confirming HBC’s major commitment to
the Miami radio market, the project included the design, wiring, and
installation of a four-station, 15-studio broadcast facility.
The new complex has a 15-rack technical operations center, four control
rooms, three AM talk studios, six production rooms, and two editing
booths. There are an additional two racks housed in the penthouse TOC,
located in a separate building of the Coral Gables building
RDA arrived in Miami on August, 2000 to begin the installation of the
TOC and the 15 pre-wired Studios. Within four weeks, three stations
were broadcasting from the new facility. The first two stations to be
moved were WRTO-FM and WAMR-FM. WQBA-AM soon followed. WAQI-AM,
previously operating from a different building and not under the
constraints of a lease deadline, was the last station to be cut-over,
on October 29, 2000.
RDA installed four new Harris BMX III-26 consoles for the control rooms
and three new BMX-20s for the large production rooms, as well as an SAS
64000 router in the TOC. The studio furniture was provided by Mager
Systems of Phoenix. The furniture was delivered to RDA Systems, and the
studios were pre-wired in St. Louis.