Out With The Old
It's a big week up here at the Schoolhouse. After much planning and scheming (not to mention fundraising), we're ready to start really digging in to the studio upgrade project. Things began in October when we took apart the the talk show studio and Matty's production office. Those rooms got painted, and things are set to build a temporary studio for our DJs to use while we work in the main studio. The last broadcast from the old room will be tomorrow, Saturday the 16th. If all goes according to plan, we'll be broadcasting from the temporary studio by the end of the afternoon on Saturday. We may be off the air for a bit as we move things from one room to the other, but we'll try to keep that to a minimum. There may be a few rough spots as the volunteers get accustomed to their new environment, but it wouldn't be WOMR without a few rough spots.
Once things get settled in the temporary space, work will begin in Studio A. We'll take out all of the outdated equipment, get new flooring and do some painting to get the room ready for the shiny new things. The furniture and electronics have been ordered, and we eagerly await their delivery. There's plenty to do before we can actually install the new gear, which should take place shortly after the new year. All in all, things are on track to have the big reveal and ribbon-cutting at our birthday party in the spring. Thanks so much to everyone who donated to the capital campaign to make this possible and a huge shout out to the Massachusetts Cultural Council for awarding us the grant that put the cherry on top of our fundraising sundae. Thanks also to our committee of volunteers helping us to stay on track: Tony Pierson, Eli Ingraham, Ira Wood, Tyler McGraw and Sean Gardner.