Coming to a Frequency Near You!
ENCINAL PRESENTATION: ACR Board members Nanette Deetz and Peter Franck joined with representatives of AUSD (Alameda Unified School District) in a formal presentation of plans for the radio station at the August 23rd meeting of the school district’s Board of Trustees. The plans for the new studio, the new transmitter and the facilities and timesharing arrangements between ACR and Encinal High School were explained to Board Trustees Henneberry, Lym, Hu, and Kahn. The Board Members asked a number of good questions about the plans and seemed generally pleased with the progress of this project. (A Facility Sharing agreement between the AUSD Board and ACR was signed in June 2016).
ANTENNA IS HERE: ACR Board Chair Peter Franck took delivery of the three-bay antenna and associated parts. He was able to drive them back to Alameda, where preparations are taking place for the erection of the ACR/AUSD antenna at Alameda Ave. between Park and Oak streets.
MASONIC HALL INSTALLATION PLANNED: Members of the ACR Board meet with the board of the Masonic Hall Association of Alameda to brief them on final plans for installation of the ACR/AUSD antenna on their building at 2312 Alameda Ave. Installation of the antenna on the Masonic building is in accordance with an agreement and contract between ACR and the Masonic Association entered into in September 2013. The ACR representatives discussed questions of logistics, power and the like with the Masons and expressed our gratitude to them for their support in bringing this new Alameda institution to life. ACR was represented by Board Members Schutz, Harris, and Franck. Masonic Board Chair Daniel Roschnotti welcomed the group.
STUDIO START-UP: ACR and Encinal are sharing production and broadcast studios. Two state of the art studios have been constructed in a renovated room on the Encinal High School campus. One studio will be used for on-air programming, the other for audio production. In addition, there is a small production work station for programming preparation. Encinal students are being trained on how to use the equipment. Soon, KACR personnel will be doing the same in preparation for our launch date.