Once you are successfully on air, the next most important consideration is staying on air. In many parts of the world where radio is booming, adverse weather and power inconsistencies can cause your station problems. Whether you are a 24/7 broadcaster or daytime, stakeholders are looking at you to ensure your output is consistently and reliably on air.
- Implement a preventative routine maintenance program – seek advice from the manufacturers if you are not sure what is needed.
- Make sure that your staff are correctly trained to carry out your maintenance.
- Make sure that they have suitable tools and test equipment.
- Carry a selection of essential spares – ask the manufacturers which spares they advise. (Clyde Broadcast hold spares in your country in order to provide instant support)
- Follow best practices – particularly concerning IT based equipment and systems.
And a bonus tip:
Before you purchase your equipment, think about how it will be supported. Buying at the lowest price may be attractive at the time but if the dealer cannot give you appropriate support you will be paying a high price in the longer term.
The most reliable equipment in the radio industry today is Clyde Broadcast’s Synergy range, as well as our partners, Elenos‘ transmitters. This is largely due to the instant support that Clyde Broadcast’s engineers can offer. If you would like more information on ensuring your radio station stays on air, get in touch now.