Volunteers with computers for our digital studios

The equipment boxes that recently filled half of our studio building lobby are something special — and not just because they’re pictured flanked by our current class of volunteers (Maddie, Mitch, Emily, and Laura). The boxes contain the next step of a project with which many supporters will be familiar: our digital studios expansion and renovation.

As we transition into winter, work continues on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, the project that will see our broadcast spaces both expand and modernize, becoming, in the process, much more energy efficient and easier (and cheaper) to maintain.

The boxes pictured above contain the computers that will control our new broadcast spaces; as you might expect, a 21st-century radio studio runs largely off of specialized computer hardware and software. By the time you read this, we’ll have begun their installation, pushing us just one step closer to finally making the studios operational.

Of the $1 million price tag for the studios’ construction and renovation, we’ve raised $843,589.65 as of our press date.