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Re: WABC air console
- Subject: Re: WABC air console
- From: Sven Weil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:09:35 -0400 (EWT)
On Thu, 16 Sep 1999 OnAir4U@aol.com wrote:
> WABC had a custom console with large faders that looked like airplane
> throttles. Rick Sklar and the engineers had some well thought-out redundancy:
> two carts playing the same song in case one failed; the listener only heard
> one of the carts because of potential phase problems.
I thought they use a rotary pot board?
> They also used the smallest mic I have ever seen used on-air. I don't know
> what brand it was, but the business end was literally smaller than a golf
> ball! And to think those jocks sounded so "big" with that small mic...
Ahhh the magic of reverb units.
When they did their beatle retrospective (i believe a year back) they
switched it on for the day again. They must still have it.
The mic was prob one of those handheld high-ball mics...lots of the more
low-budget stations use those instead of the Shure (i think it is) mic
that is industry standard. The big fat cylindrical one. Boy I loved that
mic -- to bad it got stolen out of the WNYU-AM studio :(. I got stuck
with a handheld rigged with a rubber band to the boom for the rest of my