MALAYSIA: BFM 89.9 has been a broadcasting business, financial markets and current affairs news and discussion for a decade. As it approached its 10th anniversary, the radio station relocated to a new studio facility in Menara Ken TTDI in Kuala Lumpur. Stagetec Asia was called in to supply new AV equipment, plan and design the new studio, and help with the relocation.
‘We were looking to expand the capabilities of our old facilities to a site that would suit our requirements and provide room for future expansion,’ explained David Chew, BFM 89.9’s head of engineering services.
Stagetec Asia was tasked with setting up five new studios as well as the video and production rooms, the talent booth, the newsroom and the producers’ room, and the MCR (main control room). The two main studios were equipped with DHD Series 52 mixers, integrated with a Sonifex profanity delay, Telos Telephone Hybrid and ADAM Audio monitors. Communication between producers and radio presenters is facilitated by Sonifex confidence monitors installed in the producers’ room. The other three studios are used for recording content to be broadcast later such as interviews with special guests.
The MCR is fitted with a digital radio router, which offers control, switching and monitoring functionality for any signal across the entire system via a Stage Tec Nexus audio network, router and I/O matrix.
‘Stagetec Asia provided us with the confidence in ensuring that our demands were met on all counts,’ said Mr Chew. ‘As we are an independent radio station without big budgets, we had to work doubly hard to be certain that we were getting the right equipment, the right service and most importantly, the right price.’
‘Stagetec Asia is proud to be BFM 89.9’s preferred technical advisor and supplier,’ commented Stagetec Asia managing director Advon Tan. ‘We extend our sincere congratulations to BFM 89.9 on their accomplishment in launching their new radio facilities, which were inaugurated by the communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo.’