Saturday, March 4, 2017
TV Station Tour
The tour started in Master Control. This is the heart of the station. Stations 5 and 9 in Albuquerque are housed in the facilities on University Blvd. Each station has their HD channels and 2 SD channels. Many years ago I toured a commercial station in Wausau, WI, the big change I saw that most of the screens at flat panel LED monitors. The back wall of Master Control is filled with computer servers, instead of tape recording machines.
From Master Control, we went to the Control Room for the studio. In addition to the programming control and it's switchers, there were separate Audio and Video control booths. The photo here is of the control panel. From there we dropped down to the studio. Most of PBS programing here is on network feeds. I understand the busy times have been pledge season and election night overages. Otherwise, the studios area not used,
We ended our tour by heading over to the Village Inn for food.