KEDT radio, Florida

“KEDT-TV personnel were all very impressed with the ARENA”
- Gabriel Casco, AEQ Service Engineer

In 2004 KEDT decided to transform their audio system into a modern digital one. They turned to AEQ Broadcast International (ABI) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and purchased the Arena Digital Audio System. This router based system, known then as the BC-2000D, was part of a larger, overall upgrade project undertaken at KEDT. But before the installation phase of the project got started, KEDT unfortunately experienced some unavoidable set-backs , thus delaying the project.

In 2008, KEDT’s project again got underway, at which time they contacted ABI in Fort Lauderdale to request technical assistance. By then, the BC-2000D had undergone significant enhancements. So AEQ offered to exchange the system KEDT had originally purchased for the new and improved Arena Digital Audio System so as to take full advantage of the system´s full array of features.

The Chief Engineer at KEDT, Mr. Cody Blount, supplied ABI their required configuration, including inputs, outputs, and routing schema. ABI’s Service Engineer, Mr. Gabriel Casco, quickly set about configuring KEDT’s new system on-board ABI in Fort Lauderdale. ABI consulted with Mr. Jose Luis Serrano at AEQ’s headquarters in Madrid, Spain to optimize the configuration according to parameters given by the customer.

The newly configured Arena Digital Audio System was then shipped to KEDT in Corpus Christi. Upon it’s arrival, Mr. Casco visited the station in person to assist personnel there with configuration and operational details. During his visit, he also provided on-site training sessions on the configuration and operation of the system with Mr. Blount as well as operators and technicians at KEDT.

Mr. Casco commented that the experience was “a very positive one”. He added, “They were all very impressed with the ARENA.” The Arena Digital Audio System is now an integral part of the control room and is being used to manage the audio for the station’s various shows and productions.

KEDT-TV, and its FM radio affiliates KEDT (90.3) and KVRT (90.7), are public broadcasters located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and are owned/operated by South Texas Public Broadcasting System Inc. (www.kedt.org).

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