31 Live broadcasting
There is a certain adrenalin rush to going live, as it's when your ‘It'll be all right on the night’ assurances are put to the test, and any mishaps are immediately transmitted to the viewers. However, you, as the sound department, need not only to handle the sound output from your mixer, but also check the circuits to and from base, and ensure that you are both sending the required level and receiving the correct feeds from them.
More often than not, you will be working into a separate vehicle which provides the link to your base via satellite, microwave, fibre optic, or ISDN. It's always advisable to know which methods of link are in use (some locations may require a combination) as it might affect the availability ...