Roving reporters get upgrade

| 03/03/2009

(CNS): Radio Cayman recently received the keys to a new remote-broadcast van, which is worth more than CI$60,000. A considerable upgrade on the station’s old van, it comes with top-of-the-line broadcast equipment. “Listeners will hear the difference,” Radio Cayman Director Norma McField explained. “The sound quality will definitely be better. It offers a more comfortable workspace for our remote broadcast crew and also improves efficiency.” (Left: Radio Cayman’s Sales Associate Katherine Miller inside the remote van)

Ordered through the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES), the vehicle is equipped to do both live and recorded broadcasts islandwide and can broadcast for about 18 hours on generator power. It has already been used for live broadcasts of the National Heroes Day ceremony, the Cayman Islands Keswick Convention, and the 2009 Fidelity Forum. (Right: Minister McLean takes a look at vehicle’s generator)

“Without a doubt, this van isan asset,” said Minister of Communications, Works and Infrastructure, Arden McLean, who handed over keys to McField. “All the outside broadcast equipment is built in, and if the studio is not operational due to a national disaster, with a few adjustments, we can use the van to continue broadcasting.”

McField thanked Minister McLean and the ministry’s Chief Officer Carson Ebanks for approving the funding to acquire the van. She also thanked DVES Director Dale Dacres and the department’s deputy, Steven Ashford, for their assistance with the van’s importation. (Left: Minister McLean presents keys)

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