Mountlake Terrace, WA (May 11, 2004)–Media giant Clear Channel recently purchased a large quantity of Symetrix AirTools Broadcast Audio Delays for use in their radio stations nationwide. The devices, manufactured and distributed by Symetrix Inc., allow station personnel to edit objectionable content out before it reaches the air. The move was prompted, in part, by new legislative measures aimed at cleaning up the nation’s airwaves.
Steve Davis, Clear Channel’s senior VP of technical and capital management, said, “I reviewed numerous offers and bids from both a pricing and technical capabilities standpoint. And after careful consideration and discussion with our regional VPs of engineering, opted to make a large group purchase of Symetrix AirTools delay units to meet our delay needs.”
“We realize that Clear Channel had choices in this product category,” stated Jim Latimer, director of sales for Symetrix. “We are aware of how important this product is in the scheme of live radio programming. And we know they used other solutions in addition to ours, so we’re very grateful to Clear Channel for expressing so much trust in us.”
Broadcaster’s General Store, based in Ocala, Florida, handled the sale.
The two models purchased, 6000 and 6100, each offer a maximum 20 seconds of delay time, four different operating modes, full-bandwidth stereo operation, and complete integration with station automation systems. In addition to the standard features noted above, the model 6100 offers digital audio connectivity, RS-232 control, and ESE TC89 time code support.