SWR 99.9 FM Radio upgrades with AEQ

  • 25 April, 2024

 

ESP/AUS: SWR 99.9 FM Radio is a community radio station founded in 1981 based in Blacktown in Sydney. The station broadcasts specifically to the Greater Western Sydney area, but can also be received in most of the Sydney metropolitan area. The mission of SWR 99.9 FM is to provide the community with a voice and an opportunity for anyone to access the airwaves regardless of age, gender, nationality or experience.

SWR 99.9 FM is a primarily volunteer-run organisation and is funded through listener support, grants
and sponsorship. The general format of SWR 99.9 FM Radio is adult contemporary, under the name
The 70's to Now, but also covers a wide range of musical styles through local access programmes.
SWR 99.9 FM also broadcasts programmes presented by special interest groups or in languages
other than English.

The technical management of the company decided in the last renovation to select AEQ Forum Split as the digital console for its main broadcast studio, for its ease of use, robustness of operation, and high audio quality. AEQ Forum IP Split is a mixing console designed for On-Air broadcast control. It incorporates all the basic features necessary in this type of environment: automatic monitor cut, cough cut, faderstart, signalling control, control signals for the automation of external equipment, external communications management, intercommunication, etc.

The entire project was coordinated by AEQ's partner in the country, Broadcast Components,
which was responsible for equipment refurbishment, commissioning, configuration and,
in particular, operator training.

With its modular design and small size, AEQ Forum adapts perfectly to different scenarios: self-control, control-locutory, television production controls, sound production, mixed configurations, integration in
large installations, etc.

Simplicity and control power are combined in the AEQ Forum IP console to cover both basic and advanced operation needs.
The Forum IP Split version comes with the FR CORE modular engine in 3 rack units. It can be composed of up to 6 quad fader modules and a control and monitoring unit.

They can be equipped with AoIP multi-channel input and output cards compatible with the new AES67 protocol via DANTE™ technology. Through this connectivity, signals can be picked up and delivered to other consoles, routers, and other input and output terminal equipment from over 300 different manufacturers. It is also possible to choose MADI connectivity, and can be equipped with up to two internal digital telephone hybrids.

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SWR 99.9 FM Radio upgrades with AEQ