KWVA-FM Rebuilds with Lawo

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Rastatt, Germany (March 1, 2017)—The University of Oregon’s KWVA-FM recently completed the construction of new broadcasting facilities in Eugene, OR featuring Lawo equipment in four studios plus the station’s TOC.

KWVA’s studio rebuilding project incorporated two 16-fader and two 8-fader Lawo Crystal control surfaces, all powered by Lawo Compact Engines. Additionally, KWVA’s TOC received a nova17 digital router to integrate audio sources from around the plant.

According to chief engineer Ali Abdul-Sater, "The Lawo Crystal and Nova 17 system fit the KWVA workflow because they can be customized to do anything. In a facility with more than 150 volunteers, with a mix of sports, news, and music programming, we really needed that ability."

“We are very pleased with our new Lawo Crystal boards,” says general manager Charlotte Nisser. “The Lawo system provides the necessary flexibility and variety of functions for our diverse station environment without unnecessary user complexity. Plus they look clean, and have such a minimal footprint—just power and network cables. Such a change from our old set-up.”