HHB Communications has supplied a pair of Studer OnAir 1500 radio mixers, together with a package of studio equipment to Knowsley Community College near Liverpool, England.
The new radio studios are part of a £32 million refurbishment of the Stockbridge Lane campus.
The facilities are used both to host 'KCC Live' and as an education resource for the media department. For the last eight years KCC Live has been broadcasting on FM (99.8MHz), having been awarded an Ofcom community radio FM licence. The station specialises in broadcasting music and other radio content for 10 to 24-year-olds across the Liverpool area.
In addition to the Studer mixers, HHB provided Genelec loudspeakers, Beyerdynamic headphones, Mogami installation microphone cable and Audio-Technica microphones, together with a comprehensive set of Yellowtec m!ka equipment stands.
Matthew Marshall, marketing and communications officer at Knowsley Community College, said the Studer desks in particular are proving invaluable because of the flexibility and ease of use. “The whole experience has been a fantastic one for us, as it's the first time we've ever had all-new equipment and a purpose-built location," he explained. "In producing content, the equipment has really breathed some new life into a set of already dedicated volunteers.”
Andrew Hingley, sales manager at HHB, commented: “HHB is pleased to have been involved with KCC’s project. The Studer OnAir 1500 is a great choice for community radio stations. The mixer’s 'snapshot' management allows instant reconfiguration for different production and training sessions. The two studios are set up as ‘mirrored’, and the technical installation utilises Studer’s RELINK I/O functionality to simplify the audio cabling.”