Stow, OH (April 21, 2016)—Audio-Technica, which has a long association with Kent, OH-based WKSU-FM, recently helped outfit the studios and reporter workstations with mics and headphones.
The newsroom redesign—finalized during WKSU’s 65th anniversary year—solidifies the station’s presence as an award-winning news source, and includes expanded space and an open floorplan layout. The reporters’ desk stations were configured with voice recording capability, allowing for quick audio capture and freeing studios for more detailed production work. WKSU is an NPR affiliate serving 22 counties in Northeast Ohio.
The roster of Audio-Technica products includes eight BP4001 cardoid dynamic microphones and eight BP4002 omnidirectional dynamic mics utilized as part of reporters’ field kits. An ATW-1322 dual-channel System 10 PRO rack-mount digital wireless system with ATW-T1001 System 10 wireless body-pack transmitter and MT830cW omnidirectional condenser lavalier is used for public events. Two U841A omnidirectional condenser boundary mics are used in the station’s newsroom at its conference table for Skype and other two-way audio.
An ATM610a/S hypercardioid dynamic handheld (with switch) and a BP40 large-diaphragm dynamic broadcast mic are available for general use. Folk Alley, WKSU’s syndicated radio show and online service focusing on folk/Americana/roots music, tapes using an AT4050ST stereo condenser mic. Five sets of ATH-M40x professional monitor headphones are in general studio use.
An AT897 line + gradient condenser mic is available for reporter field use with one AT2020USBi cardioid condenser USB microphone and 13 AT2020USB+ cardioid condenser USB microphones in use at reporters’ desks for simple voiceover work.