Emmis Broadcasting brought in TSG to upgrade and relocate WQCD-FM, New York’s premier jazz radio station. The station was designed to host interviews and performances by some of the greatest performers in jazz today, and was built with an eye on both a more sophisticated program format and infrastructure. Having designed and built the original system in 1995 (pictured above), TSG was uniquely suited for the project.
The six room radio facility was designed to house two (2) production studios, a news studio, an air studio, a master control equipment room, and a greenroom/performance space. Pacific Recorders analog audio consoles were chosen for the Air and News studios, while a Yamaha O2R digital console was integrated into the higher end production studio. The master control equipment room housed central distribution of several inbound newswires and program sources, as well as the RCS disk-based record/playback servers. All studio areas were designed for interview as well as full production environments, and ISDN as well as dedicated telco connections were integrated for news and remote field production support and acquisition. The digital production studio integrated digital mixing, disk-based workstation editing, and conventional digital as well as analog source devices.