Zurich, Switzerland (June 10, 2009)–Music First Network’s new production and broadcast studios, equipped with two Studer digital consoles, recently become operational in Zurich.
The main on-air studios are equipped with two Studer OnAir 2500 modulo digital consoles integrated into the studio furniture for a functional and sleek design. The D21m I/O units are located in the master control room and each studio boasts two seats for the DJs with 12- and six-fader units. All mixing desks are connected via the Studer ReLink I/O sharing system, which provides access to shared I/O capacities.
The infrastructure serves the production of three nationwide cable radio programs, two FM stations and four web radio stations. The DigiMedia5 broadcast system handles all processes and provides a reliable and user-friendly operation for live and recorded programs. Studios are not assigned to one program, as any of them can be broadcast from any studio.
Each of the studios are equipped with color LEDs to indicate the program that is currently on-air–for example, yellow for Radio 105, blue for Radio Monte Carlo and red for Rock Nation. Also, when microphones are open, the studios are bathed in a red light for additional security. Separate monitors also display the 3-D logo of the current program, which enables the engineers to accurately recognize the song currently running.
A location close to the airport was of prime importance to the facility because of the many musicians visiting, especially those performing in the studios of Swiss TV next door to the Hallenstadion.