NYC's Top 14 FM stations now powered by Omnia processing
29 November 2004, Cleveland, OH USA
In market after market, top-rated and top-billing radio stations have chosen Omnia audio processing to hook their listeners with big, bold, exciting audio. And in New York City, the nation’s Number One radio market, broadcasters have made Omnia the de facto standard, with the top 14 FM stations in the Big Apple all switching to Omnia audio processing.
The latest station to upgrade to Omnia is Infinity powerhouse WCBS-FM, New York’s top-rated Oldies outlet, overseen by respected programmer Dave Logan.
Asked how he likes his new Omnia-6EX, Logan responds enthusiastically. “We absolutely love the massive sound we get with the new Omnia-6 digital unit,” he says, referring to the loud, clean output that’s become known in the industry as the Omnia Sound. “It's aggressive but forgiving, with plenty of spectrum and punch,” continues Logan. “‘The Greatest Hits of All Time’ have never sounded better on CBS-FM.”
“We are overwhelmed by the positive consensus the industry has given to Omnia,” says Omnia Audio president Frank Foti. “In terms of ratings, Omnia processing is heard on more of the US’ Top 100 FM stations than all other brands combined. I’ll tell you, that kind of response makes a guy feel pretty humble.”
Recent surveys find Omnia in use on more than half of the 100 highest-rated FM stations in the US – more than all other brands combined. Internationally, Omnia processors are relied upon by Virgin Radio, NRJ, The BBC, Sony, Deutsche Telekom, Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, RTL, Skyrock, NRK, YLE and many other leading broadcasters.
Omnia-6EX, like that in use at WCBS, is a dual-output, combination HD Radio™/IBOC + conventional FM audio processor that simultaneously processes audio for digital and analog transmission. A split processing structure routes audio from the mixer section to separate, concurrent output stages for conventional FM and DAB. The IBOC section features user-selectable frequency response, up to 20 kHz, and a specially designed look-ahead final limiter conditions audio for the bit-reduced encoders employed in IBOC systems. The Conventional FM signal receives distortion-controlled final limiting with pre-emphasis and 15 kHz filtering.
Telos Systems, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with offices in Europe and Canada, is a leading manufacturer of ISDN, coded audio and telephone interface products for talk-shows, teleconferencing, audio production, remote broadcasts, and intercom applications.
Omnia, a Telos company, is world-renowned for its digital audio signal processing expertise. Omnia audio processors for FM, AM, TV, HD Radio & DAB, Internet, and audio production are setting new standards for professional audio quality.