Sales call for the week of April 8 - April 14, 2010
Apr 8, 2010 9:00 AM, Ward's Dealer Business Magazine
Saga Communications has purchased OMT iMediaTouch radio automation system for another four radio markets. Saga Communications owns or operates broadcast properties in 26 markets, including 61 FM and 30 AM radio stations, three state radio networks, two farm radio networks, five television stations and four low-power television stations. IMediaTouch is already in operation in 43 of the 91 radio stations. Recent iMediaTouch installations were completed in Milwaukee, WI, and Des Moines, IA. IMediaTouch will be installed in Springfield, IL, and Charlottesville, VA, in early spring 2010.
Italian broadcast group TeleNorba has selected Dalet Radio Suite HD to manage music programming and radio automation for RadioNorba. Dalet Professional Services will manage the two-site installation, which encompasses configuration, coaching and training over a three-month delivery period. The TeleNorba Group operates two TV channels, a radio station and a Web portal.
Jampro Antennas has delivered more than a dozen radio and television broadcast antennas to the state operated Radiodiffision de la Republique Rwandaise (RRR), headquartered in the capital city of Kigali, Rwanda. The antennas are a part of a major government effort to upgrade the nation's broadcast infrastructure to promote better relations among tribal factions. For its radio operation, RRR chose Jampro's model JBVP broadband FM antennas and RCCC constant impedance combiners.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) is using the 25-Seven Systems Program Length Manager (PLM) to shrink or stretch pre-recorded programs. RFA broadcasts native language news and information programming to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press. Completed programs that were not of exact scheduled length formerly required additional production time or burdened master control operations. Using PLM, RFA can shrink or stretch its programs by several minutes an hour, without pitch change, artifacts or glitches.
Audio-Technica microphones were selected by the new mobile studio for the "Folk Alley" live streaming Web radio program from Kent, OH's, WKSU-FM. Audio-Technica microphones are used for announcement/voiceover applications, live music broadcast and in-studio guests/performances in the mobile broadcast vehicle, which has been up and running since Aug. 1, 2009, and was part of the team for the National Public Radio (NPR) stream from the 50th Anniversary Newport Folk Festival. Included in the studio''s microphone arsenal are AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphones, AE5100 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphones, PRO 35 Cardioid Condenser Clip-on Instrument Microphones and AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphones.
WLS-AM in Chicago is using a 25-Seven Audio Program Manager (ATM), Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) orders Jampro antennas, the Tieline Report-IT is used in Australia, Eurozet automates with Broadcast Electronics' AudioVAULT FleX, and VocalBooth keeps things quiet with broadcasters....