Welcome to "Studio Row" at Clear Channel-Madison. This is the hallway that leads to our on-air studios. The WIBA-AM newsroom entrance is immediately off to the right. The "Rapid Traffic Center" is behind the door up the hallway on the left.
Welcome to the newsroom. This is our information center. Our FAX machine is out of the picture on the counter. We also have a photocopier in this area. Our police and fire scanners are on the other side of the photocopier.
This is the newsroom. We have three workstations. There are maps of Wisconsin and the City of Madison on the wall.
This is one of our workstations. It has a computer where we edit sound and write and record our stories, a microphone, and a soundboard. This workstation also has a computer that allows the news staff to monitor the system that controls WIBA-AM.
A look at the other workstations in the newsroom. The window looks out to Fish Hatchery Road.
Our sports staff rotates through this workstation. It is located in the newsroom.
Another view of the newsroom. We keep track of daily assignments and stories on a whiteboard. We also monitor local, national, and cable TV.
Some of the awards won recently by WIBA-AM. These awards are located right outside the newsroom.
More of some of the awards WIBA-AM has won recently. Our news and programming staff passes them daily on their way to their broadcast studios.
This is the "news booth." This is where our news anchors deliver the news. It also serves as the sports center during Madison in the Morning. The anchor reads his/her newscast off the computer screen.
What our news/sports anchors can see from the "news booth." The broadcast studio is on the immediate other side of the glass. The control room is in the background.
A view down another hallway along "studio row." The entrance to the news booth is out of the picture and to the left. The broadcast studio is the next studio on the left. The control room is located at the end of the hallway on the left.
This is the broadcast studio for our local programming, including our talk shows. There are three microphones.
One of the views from where the host or main anchor of a local show sits in the broadcast studio.
Another view from where the host or main anchor of a local show would sit in the broadcast studio. The area on the other side of the window is our control room.
This is the control room. Our engineers sit here and produce the shows you hear on air. Everything you hear on-air goes through this room.
The soundboard in the control room. The engineers look directly at the host in the broadcast studio in order to communicate via hand signals or other methods about upcoming guests, callers, or breaks.
A view down the hallway toward our reception area, which is on the other side of the door in the background. (Check back soon for more photos!)