New York - Jun 17, 2008 - New York Radio station Z100 recently secured an exclusive hour-long interview with Madonna to promote her new album, Hard Candy. The remote interview at Dylan's Candy Bar on 3rd Avenue was due to be delivered back to the studio via ISDN, but the local telephone company could not deliver the ISDN circuit in time. Z100 also had access to APT Worldcast Meridian units for a backup plan to deliver the interview back to the studio via IP.
Metro Broadcast Services was contracted by the Clear Channel radio station to carry out the remote engineering work for the interview. The location for the interview wasn't confirmed until the last minute for security reasons. Metro Broadcast ordered ISDN service, but knew there was a chance it would not be installed in time for the broadcast.
During the site walk-through, Courtney realized the venue had a LAN with Internet connectivity. Plan B was to use the IP connection with Worldcast Meridians at each end to provide a 15kHz bidirectional stereo audio path. The ISDN was not delivered in time, so IP saved the day for the hour-long show.