A Face for Radio. Radio station planning and design by Peter Bloomfield, Mark Motl and Vilma Barr (Auth.)

By Peter Bloomfield, Mark Motl and Vilma Barr (Auth.)

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Some areas. Management and accounting offices and some support spaces such as storage and the kitchen remained intact while the rest of the floor was demolished This required phasing and short term use of other space in the building. Practically, it made sense that the first pieces built were the studios, technical support areas and new lobby and that they largely sit in the expansion space. With appropriate dust barriers in place and some doubling up of offices, this piece was done with minimal disruption to the staff.

Because much of the engineering equipment can be housed in a system of racks, the number of racks plus circulation space is oĞen an initial determinate of space needs. The space that is allocated to house the station’s engineering department is divided into two distinct areas: • The high-tech area containing equipment racks, computers, and punch blocks. • Office and work spaces for the engineering manager and assistant engineers on staff. Rack Room +/- 465 sq ft • 18 racks • 36” high work counter • TV monitor To allow for easy access between the technical area and the offices, the engineering department is oĞen located near the studios.

In the local sales manager’s office, two guest chairs typically fit comfortably. The senior management category may also include directors of programming, engineering, and operations. These offices should be sized based on the occupant’s specific needs for work surface, filing, storage, and discussion spaces. Theoretically, sales representatives are most productive when they are out calling on advertisers and prospects, and should spend a minimum amount of time in the office. Work stations are commonly appropriated to the sales representatives for such tasks as making phone calls and completing the requisite paper work.

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