Near-live mid-day newscasts are fed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Louisville Public Media and air on four of the five member-stations that make up the Kentucky Public Radio Network.
Todd Mundt (LPM) has led the workflow changes for his newscast unit.
“Until we have an interconnect for live transmission, we are producing and recording the newscasts each hour around 20-30 minutes before broadcast," said Mundt. “The Master Control system automatically grabs the two-minute audio file and forwards it to FTP servers, making it available to WKYU, WEKU and WKMS several minutes before broadcast.”
Each station can originate the newscasts as a backup to LPM, additionally any station can opt out of a newscast in a breaking news situation.