FCC Open Today: Area Applications

Dave Doherty dave@skywaves.net
Sun Feb 14 09:21:44 EST 2010

That was a pretty extreme case, but it was not at all unusual for radio 
celebs to work from home studios.

In Albany, at least one morning guy did his show from his home studio (Geoff 
Davis on WOKO-1460)...


From: "A. Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 1:35 AM
To: "Dale H. Cook" <radiotest@plymouthcolony.net>
Cc: "boston Radio Interest" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Subject: Re: FCC Open Today: Area Applications

> On 13 Feb 2010 at 16:05, Dale H. Cook wrote:
>> You could, but it might be expensive. In our cluster all announce and
>> production positions use an RE20 with shock mount, pop filter, and
>> Symetrix 528E processor. With a mike boom that would set an announcer
>> back $1,300. Add $200 for a decent quality USB audio interface and you
>> get $1,500. Even with that investment you would not get the same
>> result as voice tracking in the studio, since each announcer would
>> need their own automation system at home to do that, at a cost of
>> about $10,000 per jock for one of the top-end systems. Trying to do a
>> shift live from home over the internet would be possible, but the
>> uncontrollable delay of the internet and other uncertainties would
>> make it problematical.
> OK, but I've read that circa 1947 WNBC built a studio in the basement
> of Bob Smith's (the future Buffalo Bob) home in New Rochelle, so that
> he could do his show from home on weekends.  That studio was expanded
> into a TV studio in 1955, after his heart attack, permitting him to
> be on the Howdy Doody Show from "Pioneer Village," so that he wouldn'
> have to commute into New York every day.
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