Studio 1 is fitted out with an Elan Audio Kestrel-series control desk, 3 Denon DN-C615 CD players, a Sony MDS-JE470 MiniDisc player/recorder, a turntable and 3 guest microphones. The desk allows numerous inputs from external devices (audio recorder or an iPod, for example) as well as outputs to allow external recordings.
A secondary automated CD stacker is in Studio 1 and provides a selection of music overnight.
From 2016 the station will be moving much of our programming, music and sponsorship messages to a new system. This will allow presenters greater control over the content provided. A dedicated computer system is has been provided for this purpose.
Located at the rear of the 3WBC offices, Studio 2 allows presenters to perform a quick changeover between programs or provide a sound-proofed room for pre-recorded segments and production.
Located upstairs from the main studios and office, Studio 3 is used as a backup should the main studios are unavailable. Although broadcasting is possible, as this room is not soundproofed the studio is generally only used in emergencies or for offline editing/production purposes. This room also serves as a technical and engineering workshop.
In April 2016 a new processing unit was installed, providing a clearer and crisper feed.
A dedicated computer also processes audio for our internet stream, which in turn is pushed out over an ADSL2+ connection. Other computers in this room store audio logs of 3WBC’s broadcasts.
A separate unit also manages feeds for outside broadcasts, such as VFL Football or community events.