The new digital master control room designed by Gensler and built by GCI has allowed San Francisco’s KQED-TV to become the first public broadcaster in Northern California to begin digitally broadcasting standard and high definition television programs. Not to be left out, KQED FM, the #1 most listened-to public radio station in the country—designed by Russ Berger Design Group and built by GCI— received some fun updates including a new master control room, two editing booths and a news studio. And they also got a brand new server room (winn-ing).
KQED-TV’s new Edit and Ingest Rooms can broadcast up to 5 different program channels simultaneously and air programs in high-definition television (HDTV). Meanwhile, extensive lighting and glazing work to keep the control room open for public viewing. KQED FM (4,000 sq. ft) new master control room, two edit booths, and news studio were all built with sound rated walls, ceilings, glazing and doors. A concrete floating floor system was also installed for additional sound attenuation.