Montanavision Media Inc.
Client Since 2008.
Chippewa Cree Tribe
Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana

Studio Equipment Installation.

In July, 2011, responsibility for the radio station was transferred to Jay Eagleman of the Tribal Water Resources Department. Two offices in his building were allocated for the radio studios. We ordered the studio equipment and began installing it.

Equipment Rack
In the on-air studio, this Middle Atlantic equipment rack houses the heart of the technical operations center. We started with the Moseley STL transmitter and LANLink.
STL Antenna
Outside, Loren mounted the Kathrein-Scala STL transmit antenna at the top of an existing 40 foot tower.
Studio Furniture
The studio furniture was custom designed by Rod Graham at Graham Studios for this installation. Here, the base cabinets for the on-air studio have been set, September 20, 2011.
Studio Furniture
The tops came next. Wyatt DeCora watches Loren drive screws.
The console is a full-size AudioArts D-75.
Studio Wiring
The AudioArts pre-wire kit really speeds studio wiring. By September 22, we had most of the equipment installed in the furniture, and wiring well under-way. This was our first all-digital studio. The microphones are analog, but everything else is wired AES/EBU. You can hear the difference!
On-Air Studio
During the week of October 3, 2011, John Kelsey of RCS Software/NexGen came to the Rocky Boy's Reservation to configure the computers and train the station personnel.
Production Room
Studio B, the Production Room, was constructed as a mirror-image to the on-air studio, October 19,2011.
Dustin White with Signs
Despite being busy with the studios, the transmitter site required attention to a couple of details. A fence restricting access to areas of potentially-high radiation levels had to be constructed, and signs had to be posted to alert visitors to the hazard. Tribal Water Resources Drinking Water Coordinator and KHEW Program Director Dustin White with the signs from Richard Tell Associates, Inc.
Comrex Remote Gear
One of the first add-ons to this project was remote gear. They purchased the Comrex Access 2 USB with mixer, sportscaster headsets, and some cables, in a sturdy SKB road case.
Blue Coats
The remote gear was used on the outside deck to broadcast a performance of the Blue Coats, a local group.
Big Mike
Head Announcer, Big Mike Corcoran, with the Comrex Access in action.

Page 5, Satellite Dish.

Page 1, Main Page.

Page 2, Antenna Installation.

Page 3, Transmitter Installation.

Page 4, Studio Installation.

KHEW Web Site.

Chief Rocky Boy Chippewa Cree Tribe Web Site.

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This page updated 14-Mar-2016.