Construction of New WBFH Radio Studios/Move to New High School 8/17/15-8/28/15

The moving of Biff Radio equipment from the temporary studios at the former Lahser High School to the new Bloomfield Hills High School began August 17th. Four people are working on the “move” and installation of equipment into the new studios: Assistant Manager/Technical Director Ron Wittebols, WBFH General Manager/Electronic Media Teacher Pete Bowers and two professional engineers hired to complete the project, Malloy Farley and Bill Bommarito. Photos show the work involved with wiring the studios and connecting the ENCO DadPro32 computers from the nearby MDF room to each of the four studios, one on-air studio and three production studios. The new 12 channel console is looking real good in Studio A where air talent will be doing their radio shows. Both Studio A and Studio B (production studio) can be seen through glass windows from the commons area and the “main street” hallway. The studios are located in the heart of the school, very visible from the large commons area. While the engineers work on wiring, Wittebols and Bowers have been working with builders to get furniture in place and new equipment ordered to complete the installation of the studio equipment. They’ve also been working with our consulting engineer and our FCC attorney to get a Construction Permit approved by the FCC so installation of the antenna on the new tower can be completed. Once that is done, the transmitter can be moved to the Model Center building and connected to the antenna on the tower. Audio from the studios will be connected to the transmitter and the Biff will be able to broadcast at our licensed power of 360 watts for the first time in two years. Because the station is in the construction zone, we’ve had to wear hard hats and neon vests for safety reasons. Currently, no students are allowed into the construction zone but that will end soon when school starts on September 8th.

 

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