Denver, CO (December 12, 2013)—Harris Broadcast has been collaborating with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and and Clear Channel to bring live broadcast entertainment to patients and visitors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as well in other cities across the U.S.
Together with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization “dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives,” and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Harris has been bringing live broadcast entertainment to hospitals nationwide from a broadcast media center in Cincinnati, named Seacrest Studios. The facility went live November 18 and is dedicated to the healing process of children and their families through the exploration of creative realms in radio, television and new media.
“It was our goal to help build a unique broadcast media center that was memorable while providing an easy learning curve for patients, hospital staff and local radio stations coming on site to produce special broadcasts,” said Charlie Vogt, CEO, Harris Broadcast. Patients are able to contribute to the on-air and production process, operating the Harris Broadcast Flexiva NetWave on-air console and World Feed Panel to support live in-studio performances from musical artists and entertainers.
Ryan Seacrest Foundation engineer Brian Clark collaborated with Harris Broadcast and other vendors on overall systems design and integration, producing a professional studio environment that supports live radio and TV broadcasts aired in patient rooms throughout the hospital via a closed-circuit network. As part of the project, Harris Broadcast supplied a complete digital studio systems solution, including an on-air console, turnkey wiring and production accessories, while working with Clark and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital engineer Michael Rose to create an inviting and lively studio environment with a custom-built, one-host, five-guest studio desk. Patients also contribute to the on-air and production process with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment program experts donating time to train patients and hospital staff.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center marks the sixth pediatric hospital location for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.