22     The studio today and radio tomorrow

‘The computer-driven system allows the presenter to switch microphones on and off; run audio for news inserts and commercials; switch in and out of network feeds, live traffic reports, business reports, sports forecasts, and even control building security after business hours … The touch screen system eliminates the distractions of operating a sound mixing desk, allowing the presenter to provide a smooth presentation with no sacrifice of production quality … The system goes one step further because it runs the station as a totally automated facility overnight.’


While the smallest radio stations can be built into a shack or a shop with little more than a ...

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