Weslaco, TX (May 23, 2016)—KRGV Channel 5 News recently used Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless equipment on its 39th annual Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley telethon and is now preparing to install more of the manufacturer’s gear.
For the telethon, which raised $480,965 for Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley, the engineering team at KRGV deployed four HM plug-on transmitters on Shure handheld ENG microphones as well as four LMa belt packs with M152 omnidirectional lav mics with an installed Venue receiver.
“I love the Lectro M152,” says Israel Alfaro, operations manager for the South Texas station. “Once I tried them, many years ago, I was hooked. Now they’re the only ones I use.”
The station’s engineers are currently preparing to install another Venue receiver, paired with LMb belt pack transmitters, in Studio A, where it will be used for the daily newscasts. “The Venue system in Studio B works really well for us,” says Alfaro. “We’ve had no problems, no glitches, no hiccups with it.”
Alfaro is a longtime Lectrosonics user, he reports. “I started using Lectrosonics in the early ‘90s, with the CR187 [VHF compact receiver]. We were always really happy with them, so we stuck with Lectrosonics, even in our studio, and we have been loyal users for a long, long time.”
He continues, “We have two Lectrosonics IFB systems, with six receivers and a transmitter that are used every day in the studio. We also have Lectrosonics SRb two-channel dockable receivers on our Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 VariCams. We’ve had those for a little over five years, and they’re a workhorse. I also have a couple of SMQV receivers that were issued to the photographers. I’ve used that one, and I love it.”