Pasadena City College enrolls over 30,000 students per semester. It offers instruction in Live Television Video and Radio Production and Operations and directly supports the world-renowned public radio station KPCC.
• Offer students a world-class broadcast studio for training and education.
• Integrate TV video content into the radio broadcast facility.
• Utilize the campus’s current technical furniture and conduit infrastructure.
• Add functionality for the radio facility to serve as the back-up studio transmitter link for KPCC.
COLLABORATION & STRATEGY
Conscientious of PCC’s budget, Mizzen worked with university staff to engineer a straightforward solution and source technology equipment from some of the nation’s leading broadcast technology vendors. During the integration, Mizzen’s team partnered with PCC and their students to use the integration as an opportunity for students to learn implementation best-practices and gain a fundamental understanding of the studio technology.
PCC’s campus radio facility (Lancer Radio Network) includes 3 separate control rooms, 1 interview space, a recording studio live room, and a server room. Their system setup enables students to fully simulate a studio link between three different cities; with one control room acting as the master routing control, and the other two as separate cities. Video cameras in the recording studio space broadcast to the TV production studio, enabling PCC students to transmit live video content synced with the radio broadcast.
Students in the TV and Radio Production Program produce weekly shows for the Lancer Radio Network. PCC also provides advanced students with TV and radio industry internships. The facility currently serves as the backup studio transmitter link for KPCC.
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