12.10.2002 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Wheatstone's TV-80 produces audio for Washington TV stations

Allbritton Communications has selected Wheatstone’s TV-80 audio console to produce audio for WJLA-TV (Channel 7), Washington’s ABC affiliate, and Cable NewsChannel 8.

Engineers use Wheatstone's TV-80 audio console to produce audio for WJLA-TV (Channel 7), Washington’s ABC affiliate, and Cable NewsChannel 8.

The TV-80 features all electronic switching, modular construction permitting component-level maintenance, LED illumination on every switch, an operator-intuitive eight bus mix-minus system with external confidence feeds and talkback and a master confidence IFB panel that can be linked to external tallies.

WJLA-TV(Channel 7)and Cable NewsChannel 8 both recently moved into a new 76,000 square foot facility in Arlington, VA.

NewsChannel 8 moved in first followed by WJLA-TV two weeks later. The facility was designed with separate studios for each operation as well as individual control rooms with similar equipment in each.

In the multi-station, the TV-80 provides logical paths for streamlining operations. The stations share a fleet of seven ENG and three satellite trucks. The mix-minus busses enable one truck and one reporter to cover the same story consecutively for both stations. Crews can also move between the two studios with no loss in audio transmission.

Allbritton Communications owns and operates eight TV stations around the country - all ABC affiliates in markets from eight to 103.

Systems integration for the audio consoles was provided by Professional Products.

For more information visit www.wheatstone.com.

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