"Without the continued support of our school board, administration, listeners and local businesses, this room would simply not be possible." - Chris Thomas, Faculty Advisor
Members of the comedy podcast Medium Rare at work in Studio C
The world of communications and media is an ever changing landscape of information and technology.
At WLTL we pride ourselves in always doing our best to stay ahead of the curve and provide the students with the latest technology available. This way when they move onto the next phase of their career they are more than ready for the challenges that lay ahead.
As we set out to built a new studio to replace our oldest, most out-of-date room, we once again asked the question, How can we best serve teach our students while serving our community?
The result is our brand new, state of the art Studio C. This collaborative studio space has multiple uses for our students. In addition to serving as a production facility (a space in which students can pre-record programs, public service announcements, etc), it has also become our main podcast recording studio. Additionally, if needed, with the click of a mouse, Studio C can also serve as our on-air studio as well.
Aside from a huge thank you to the LTHS Board of Education and the LTHS Administrative Team, we also need to thank our listeners and local businesses, who through their support of WLTL during our annual Rock-A-Thon fundraiser truly made this creative space a reality for our students.
A special thank you also goes out to Mike Dorris '09, founder and partner at InRush Broadcast Services for not only designing the space with us but for also building it. And to Jacob Alderman '12 of The Tellos Alliance who was instrumental is setting us up with the new Axia IQs Virtual Broadcast Console (picture above on the left). This all digital touchscreen control board is quite literally the latest technology available on the market, and thanks to Mike and Jacob, our students are able to utilize it daily.
And we're not done yet...
While Studio C is completely functional and operational we still have some goals to reach. With your support of WLTL during Rock-A-Thon 2023, we will be able to make the following additions to this studio:
- Acoustic tiles to improve sound quality - Video cameras to allow students to also produce video podcasts - LED lighting to accompany video cameras - Additional microphone and processor to allow for larger shows and podcasts.
In addition to helping us cross the finish line in Studio C, you will also help us to continue our modernization of our other studios as well. You can donate now at the buttons below, and as always, thank you for your continued support of WLTL 88.1 FM La Grange.