Written by Chris Grant

PE FM 87.6 Growing their Reach

PE FM is a Christian Radio Station in PE that went on air on 87.6 FM late last year (October)

They have found their home on the internet at www.pefm.co.za and whilst the site is still under construction, you are able to make us of their online audio streaming.

The station is headed up under the guidance of Pastor Jerome Liberty and the station manager is Mr Ronnie Johnson a true “radio man” with experience of more than 12 years in the broadcast field.

The strategy right from the outset of PE FM was to go straight on air with a Digital Studio, bypassing the now aging Analogue Systems that are available. Through consultation with NetDynamix and then the securing of the supplier relationship the go-ahead was given to build their studios, provide Live Audio Streaming, Setup Email Facilities and provide continued management consulting and project management and the installation and maintenance of STL links between their studios and their transmitter located on Lady’s Slipper just outside of Port Elizabeth.

The system is now up and running efficiently through the use of the Studer On Air 1500 Digital Console and Nano Core as the station’s broadcast console, the reason for using this system was rather simple – the Studer range of Digital Consoles provides both a robust set of features and a product stability like no other. For those who may not know much about Studer, it’s a brand of Harman International and was acquired in 1994, it is operated by its UK sister company Soundcraft. Soundcraft consoles have always been the defacto standard in broadcast consoles for as long as NetDynamix has been in the business, so it is a no brainer that Studer is going to be the brand to watch in coming years.

Some other key elements of the PE FM installation and on air success:

  • Shure SM7B Broadcast Microphones
  • Tascam Broadcast Equipment (from CD Players to Distribution Amplifiers)
  • K&M Angle Poise Microphone Stands
  • Jazler Radio Automation System (as distributed by NetDynamix. The official Southern Africa distributors for Jazler Greece)
  • IP STL systems providing a robust audio output that is fully manageable by NetDynamix Technicians from anywhere in the world
  • NetDynamix Audio Streaming and Audio Logging Facilities

We are proud to be the service provider to PE FM and wish them continued success.

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