Wish List: Broadcast Equipment

Wish List: Broadcast Equipment

Note: Prices shown are from Broadcast Supply Worldwide, the manufacturer’s respective websites, or (in the case of used equipment) from eBay. Essential items are listed in BOLD. We will gladly accept donations of used equipment for any items marked with an asterisk (*).

ANTENNA and TRANSMITTER ARRAY
Gear needed to make the station heard throughout the Brookfields.
Items still neededBrand/Model #DescriptionCost
Audio processor
Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)Two or more00.00
RDS/RBDS EncoderIovonics 730 Adv. DynamicSends station, song and artist information to RDS-enabled radios1849.00

BROADCAST STUDIOS–Studio A
Will be built out first. If a Studio B is built, Studio A will become a production studio, news booth and backup studio.
Items still neededBrand/Model #DescriptionCost
Broadcast console*Still shopping for the best model. Price estimated.The heart of the studio. 8 or 12-channel with sliding pots (volume controls)$5,000.00
EAS decoderDigital Alert DASDEC-II LPFM Decoder PackageAn EAS decoder is required by the FCC. Broadcasts emergency notifications. Model includes three integrated AM/FM/NOAA receivers. $3,051.00
CD/Mp3 play decks (2)*Used or donatedLooking for donation of used consumer-grade players. Can get by with one.$00.00
Turntable (direct-drive)*Stanton ST150Stanton turntables can play 33, 45 and 78 rpm records. Can get by for now with a donated DD turntable that plays 33 and 45 rpm only.$ 600.00
Cartridge and stylus setIf not included with turntable.50.00
Microphones (2) Shure SM7BWith windscreens.$ 700.00
Microphone booms (2)*OC White Ultraflex 51900Holds mics above the broadcast desk and shields them from vibration.$ 280.00
Microphone amp/voice processor (2)*DBX 286sOne for each mic. Allows the host to fine-tune his/her vocal sound.$ 199.00
Digital FM stereo tuner*Used or donated.With +4dB outputs and electronic tuning. To hear what the station sounds like to the listener. Looking for a donated unit.$00.00
Studio monitor speakers (pair)*M-Audio AV40 (new) or BX5AActive (powered) speakers. With mounting hardware. New, used or donated.$ 200.00
Laptop PC with Windows 7* Needs Windows 7, two USB ports and an Ethernet port. Used or donated.Allows hosts to research show content and to answer emails from listeners.$00.00
Music library/automation PC*Used or donated.Expandable tower-type model with Windows 7 and Ethernet connectivity.$00.00
High-quality sound cardFor the music library/automation computer.$00.00
20 to 23″ flat monitor*Used or donated.Touch-screen optional. For running automation, selecting music from music library, monitoring online streaming.$00.00
B/W laser printer*Brother 5370D or similar To print out playlists and email. New, used or donated.$00.00
Headphones (closed-ear)Sennheiser HD202 5-pack--Two, plus three extras$ 90.00
Headphone amplifierRolls HA43PRO4-Channel Headphone Amplifier2 or 4-channel.$ 50.00
Distribution amplifierATI DA208Routes the station's audio signal to the transmitter, online streaming computer and in-studio monitor speakers.$ 640.00
Cables, connectors, adaptersTo connect everything together!$200.00
3-sided "On Air" lightSandies 343-220 220VACTurns on and off via a relay from the main broadcast board whenever the studio is "live."$ 75.00
Studio clock with digital displayRadio Systems CT2002DESKIf none is included on the broadcast console.$ 280.00
Monitor extension arm*New, used or donated.To hold monitor above broadcast desk and out of the way.$00.00
Police scanner*New, used or donated.Battery operated. To monitor emergencies and news. Will accept a used or donated one in good condition. Must be able to receive currently-used channels, including HD.$00.00
Laptop extension arm or post*New, used or donated.To hold laptop above broadcast desk and out of the way.$00.00
CD/Mp3 player/recorder*New, used or donated.For loading music from flash drives and for recording air checks$00.00
Dual cassette deck*New, used or donated.Will accept donation of used consumer-grade deck.$00.00