ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over 1,700 firefighters, National Guard and volunteers work around the clock saving structures and lives while trying to contain the most destructive blaze in Colorado history. Meanwhile a local radio station, Jack-FM 105.5, has been off the air since Monday, June 11, when the fire took out connectivity to their transmitter site near Bellvue, CO, in the middle of the fire zone west of Fort Collins. The connectivity lost includes T1 lines and electricity to the site with no idea when either will be restored.
That’s where Clear Channel Satellite came through, providing an emergency STL link via the CCS uplink located in Englewood, CO. With the new satellite uplink equipment and a generator, Jack-FM 105.5 is back on the air! An STL is a studio-transmitter link that sends a radio station's audio from the broadcast studio to a radio transmitter in another location.
The system provided by Clear Channel Satellite is a new, state-of-the-art, expandable satellite audio platform available exclusively in the U.S. and worldwide through CCS. The new platform, XtremeSat™ Media, is designed as an advanced replacement for outdated audio systems in the broadcast industry. The new XtremeSat™ Media Content Receivers (MCR) have advanced features including the ability to easily expand from SCPC to MCPC; delayed broadcast of satellite programs with cues; regionalized spot insertion; macro/playlist files, content and commercials can be delivered over satellite or via network FTP server. The receivers also supply event logs; files played reports; content reports and receiver status reports for units with internet connectivity, which can also be provided over satellite. The Shoutcast backup audio source with network cues is included to insure reliability.
The new receiver line was developed cooperatively by Clear Channel Satellite and 2wcom Systems GmbH, located in Flensburg, Germany. The satellite receivers are manufactured at the 2wcom Flensburg facility.
All XtremeSat™ MCR Series receivers come standard with a two-year warranty. A U.S. Warranty Center is maintained by Clear Channel Satellite at their Denver, Colorado facilities.
KJAC 105.5 in Denver, Colorado was the first U.S. station to become "Jack-FM" on April 14, 2004.
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