We've been working what seems like nonstop to get the new studio ready. For a week or more we've been back at the old studios behind Smith Chevrolet... and it's kinda like graduating college and then you're back living in your parents' basement. Which is what I did after graduating from Berkeley, by the way. And where was I working while living in the basement?
WJOB, the voice of the Region. It's a little bit intimidating having studios this nice. We're used to basement-like studios... damp, dark, always too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Today, in about 15 minutes, Harlow's gonna start talking and we're pretty sure he'll be connected to the board at the old studio and ultimately the transmitter and the tower. I went live a for a while yesterday and then again around noon today. It worked. We made it on the air. I even checked the backup system. It takes me about 20 seconds to switch from our main STL (studio transmitter link) to the backup STL. The main line is Comcast through a Tieline. The backup is AT&T. Go figure.
.... There. Harlow's on the air. That's a start.