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UPDATED 09-02-04
 
 
 
 
 

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NEW STUDIO FOR 
RADIOBRANDY/XRQK
This production studio will be shared between the two stations. This gives the students of the Radiobrandy workshop an easy transition over to XRQK when they are ready.
The BE Spotmaster1070 cart machines were donated despite their age mid 70's they still sound good while all can record only the top one is used to record as its record amp has been tweaked out. next to the BEs is one of our Behringer 2804 mixing consoles it has six stereo slide pots and four stereo rotary pots that lack EQ plus 8 mono slide pots. next to the console are a stack of ITC Deltas cart machines including a record amp. The Deltas sound closer to a CD and handle tight carts better than the spotmasters do. Next to the carts are a Sony MDS JE 330 mini disc and three Technics SLPG-300 CD decks. On top of the mini disc is a Behringer 602a its used mix two studios into the transmitters, one of the transmitters is mono the other is stereo the 602a provides a mono & stereo mix it can either be a simulcast are seperate.
COMING SOON! RADIOBRANDYS Mobile FM radio station
PLUS! The cost break down on the above equipment
RADIOBRANDY/XRQK
STUDIO2
This studio has been set up for a year now, Its set up with
two computers a 800mhz and a old 350mhz both have editors as well as Sonicart, PCDJ and DRS2006 for flexibility, To the right is a audio amp followed by a Behringer 2804mixing console the mic is a Senn 421. moving to the right on top is a Aliesis 3630 compressor two Aiwa cassette decks with dolby C two Technics SLPG-300 CD decks followed by Sony EQ then three Dynamax stereo cart machines (1 record 2play) to the right out of the picture is the audio processing equipment
RADIOBRANDY/XRQK STUDIO 3
On the top shelf left to right Aiwa casstte deck
 Technics SLPG-300 CD, Apex DVD/MP3 player and another Technics SLPG-300 CD
last is a BE spotmaster 1070 cart recorder
below is a BE 250 series 5 pot console a Senn-421 mic and Bose 301 speakers.

 

RADIOBRANDY/XRQK
MINI NEWS/TALK
STUDIO
7 Cart machines a mix of stereo and mono the bottom Delta & 99 on the desk are stereo, Music is on mini disc & PC The Tascam 1 is used to combine the mono carts, newsfeeds along with a VCR into a Behringer 602 all of this on a small computer desk. This was the XRQK News/Talk studio in Needles Ca. it has since been relocated into the new Radiobrandy/XRQK facility.



 
KXTO 155O AM
STATE OF THE ART STUDIO TOUR
KXTO PRODUCTION ROOM
Stanley Klien the owner told me during the hiring process
that KXTO was a state of art radio station. I has hired as Ops manager from his Encino Ca. home so I did not see the studio until I walked in the door, boy what a surprise! their was even more junk to the left of this picture, everything but broadcast equipment.
KXTO ON AIR STUDIO
It looks ok but it had a few problems, First the equipment you see just to the left is my equipment, The CD phone and Answering machine on the right were also mine. The Urei Mod1 console a piece of junk by design lacked a few necessities such as monitoring, cue note the missing slots in the middle of the console oh ya one other thing missing Speakers! the station had no speakers of any kind not even a radio. The worst was yet to come, the station had nothing to monitor the transmitter with. The only control was though my telephone which could connect to the SINE remote control unit. This station violated ever rule the FCC had. You name it they broke the rule. From no Station I.D. to no Public Inspection File yet this station passes FCC inspections
What gets me is the gull the FCC has looking the other way
with a poor excuse for a radio station like KXTO, Yet they won't think twice about raiding a micro broadcaster serving in the public interest truly committed to serving the local community.
The sad part KXTO is just an example not the exception.
Like many Operation Managers before me I too was never 
paid for this nightmare. The multi millionaire owner had the nerve to suggest we go down to the YMCA or soup kitchen for food and shelter, while cheating us out of our paychecks
We were not allowed to sleep at the station that was strictly enforced though the Landloard even on ice cold winter nights
in Reno NV. 

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