Cincinnati, OH (December 19, 2005)–Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Communications Division announced that Jefferson-Pilot Denver, owner of five top regional radio stations (KYGO-FM, KQKS-FM, KJCD-FM, KKFN-AM, and KCKK-AM), has purchased a turnkey Harris radio studio systems package featuring a Harris PR&E VistaMax networked audio management system with 18 Harris PR&E digital consoles.
Harris PR&E SmoothLine cabinetry will be provided for all the studios along with all studio, facility infrastructure and operations center wiring; as well as all of the facility engineering, design and integration services. Jefferson-Pilot Communications radio stations in Atlanta, San Diego, Miami and Charlotte, NC also have installed Harris digital consoles and furniture/cabinetry in recent years.
Jefferson-Pilot Denver is relocating its five stations into an existing office building in Denver. The move will allow the broadcaster to unite KCKK-AM, the only Jefferson-Pilot Denver station currently located outside its headquarters, with its other four stations. The consolidated facility, expected to open in June 2006, brings enormous improvements in terms of business and technical operations. The company will have increased room for growth within its sales departments and the space to accommodate more stations in the future. The Harris PR&E VistaMax system enhances resource sharing across multiple studios and will allow all five stations to communicate more efficiently. The stations also will share a live performance studio that connects to VistaMax.
“VistaMax gives Jefferson-Pilot Denver the best of both worlds by providing the network infrastructure for all of our studios and equipment, while also offering the redundancy of standalone equipment,” said Tom Giglio, vice president of engineering, Jefferson-Pilot Communications Co. “VistaMax allows us to enjoy the functionality of a completely networked system featuring interoperability of vital components between different studios. And since more failure modes are involved, each control room and studio can act alone in sending a signal to the transmitter to ensure a consistent, high-quality, on-air product.”