Seattle, WA (September 19, 2006)–Sandusky Radio Seattle (SRS) encompasses five major markets and 14 total radio stations, posing serious synchronization needs. The complex situation is handled by employing the stability of Lucid GENx6-96 Word/Super Clock Generators.
“This is a hundred-percent digital system, with three FM stations that are also HD radio, and we’re demons for great audio quality,” said George Bisso, director of engineering for SRS. “Because of the demands of satellite delivery where everything has to follow time to the second, we needed all of our systems to follow precise clocking to a 44.1 house standard. Lucid delivers on that precision, with a surprising level of flexibility.”
Charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of a fast-evolving group of stations serving the Northwest, including KWJZ 98.9, KQMV 92.5, KRWM 106.9, KIXI 880, and KKNW 1150, Bisso has grown to depend on the unwavering performance of the Lucid GENx6-96. Capable of generating Word Clock or Superclock at 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96kHz, with selectable external AES-11, Word Clock or Superclock input, and totally expandable, the Lucid GENx6-96 has given Bisso and his dedicated engineering team clocking that they can count on.
“The performance of the Lucid systems has been unsurpassed since we put them in over a year ago: no breakdowns, no errors,” Bisso reported. “High-end radio broadcasters are getting more and more adept and have to treat their operations as if they were television stations. We’re pushing around a sync signal over 38,000 square-feet to 14 studios, and we have to ensure a perfectly smooth interaction between all the multiple points they present. With digital equipment, unless everything is synched correctly to a certain time code, things can be set off, creating jitter and unpleasant audio once you de-modulate it and bring it back to analog. These concerns simply have not been an issue from the time we implemented our Lucid install, which stands as one of the largest systems they’ve ever sold.”