Little Ferry, NJ (December 7, 2005)–One of the fastest growing talk radio networks in the nation, Air America Radio has established itself as an invaluable source of round-the-clock news and current affairs. To keep production running smoothly at its new location, Air America selected Eventide as an integral part of its studio operations, using Eventide Broadcast Obscenity Delays for program screening and Eventide Eclipse for show sound effects.
“We aimed to choose the most reliable equipment from the very beginning and that’s how we arrived at the Eventide equipment,” said Juan Diaz vice president of technical operations, Air America Radio. “I had used several Eventide’s Broadcast Delays my previous station and was convinced by their reliability. They were up from 1998 to 2004 without a single failure. When we started Air America I wanted a studio foundation built on the most reliable and consistent equipment available. Eventide was the obvious choice.”
Air America Radio recently moved all operations into a new permanent home located in Midtown Manhattan starting in late September. The new full-service facility houses all Air America Radio operations nationwide out of a central command studio, which consists of two talk rooms, one control room, one production room and one news room.
The Eventide Broadcast Obscenity Delays are located in the central control room and monitor every second of the studio’s 24-hour programming schedule. With Eventide’s remote control functions, the production staff is able to control the Delays through an SAS Rubicon work surface enabling producers to control the delays from any studio room. Four Eventide BD500 Broadcast Obscenity Delays to provide reliable, uniform performance throughout all Air America Radio operations with up to 40 seconds of delay time.
“Centralizing our content monitoring under one roof with the Eventide Broadcast Delays has made our production process nearly effortless,” said Diaz.