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Harris Corporation Announces Delivery of Turnkey System to Clear Channel

Cincinnati, OH (August 2, 2005)--Harris Corporation's Broadcast Communications Division (BCD) announced that Clear Channel Albany (New York), owner of seven regional radio stations (WGY-AM, WOFX-AM, WHRL-FM, WKKF-FM, WPYX-FM, WRVE-FM, and WTRY-FM), has purchased a turnkey radio systems package featuring a Harris PR&E VistaMax networked audio management system with multiple Harris PR&E digital consoles. Harris also will provide all studio furniture and cabinetry.

Cincinnati, OH (August 2, 2005)–Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Communications Division (BCD) announced that Clear Channel Albany (New York), owner of seven regional radio stations (WGY-AM, WOFX-AM, WHRL-FM, WKKF-FM, WPYX-FM, WRVE-FM, and WTRY-FM), has purchased a turnkey radio systems package featuring a Harris PR&E VistaMax networked audio management system with multiple Harris PR&E digital consoles. Harris also will provide all studio furniture and cabinetry.

Clear Channel Albany is relocating its seven stations, currently spread across two separate facilities, into a newly built facility in Latham, NY.

“It’s challenging to coordinate business transactions and technical operations for seven radio stations across two different facilities, and it can become a coordination nightmare if you’re forced to divert manpower in two different directions,” said David Abdoo, director of engineering, Clear Channel Albany. “The consolidated facility reflects a far more efficient operation, and the decision to go with a networked routing system is central to our success. When we started building out this facility, we did so with the knowledge that radio stations switch formats on a somewhat regular basis. The VistaMax system allows us to add or subtract stations and repurpose studios rather easily to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of radio. And the fact that Harris was able to provide a turnkey package of routers, consoles, furniture and wiring allowed us to eliminate the complex coordination process of working with multiple vendors.”

Clear Channel Albany will integrate seven Harris PR&E RMXdigital consoles, six Airwave consoles and one Impulse console into the VistaMax system. Each station will use an RMXdigital for on-air operations, while the Airwave consoles are intended for production use. News talker WGY-AM will use the Impulse console at the facility’s news booth, and the other six stations will have access to the booth. The VistaMax system also will connect to a separate live performance studio that will be shared amongst all seven stations.

Harris Broadcast Communications Division
www.harris.com

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