Capital FM, Nairobi, Kenya

Case study – Capital FM

Digital Upgrade for Capital FM, Nairobi

Capital Radio, KenyaAs Nairobi’s first commercial radio station, 98.4 Capital FM have always been a pioneer. Originally equipped by Clyde in 1995 the station covers Nairobi, Mombassa and Western Kenya from six transmitter locations.

Seventeen years later, Clyde Broadcast went back to work with Capital FM to upgrade their facilities from analog to digital.

A new server based work-flow was created with the station implementing the Clyde ARCS routing system for flexibility and future proofing.

Station Components

  • On-Air/Production Studios
  • Back-up On-Air
  • Commercial Production Studio
  • Central Technical Area (CTA)

Furniture Design

  • Clyde Custom
  • Ash Faced Clyde Custom Table Frames Ash Desktop Sleeves
  • Main table top laminated in station red with black bumper edging
  • Ceiling mounted mic assembly

Studio Systems

  • Klotz Aeon Digital Mixer
  • M-Audio Pro-tools interface
  • RCS Station Playout and Scheduling
  • ARCS Digital Routing Control
  • Clyde Deskmate News room interface

Cyrus Kamau, Managing Director commented “Clyde equipped our station when we first went on air, in 1995. The equipment has been incredibly reliable and we have been very pleased with the support. I would have no hesitation in recommending Clyde to anyone – they are totally professional and a pleasure to work with”.