WQPT gets new Master Control rack for TV station

WIU WQPT master control rack
A WIU technology worker begins installation of the master control rack. CREDIT WIU

WQPT PBS, Western Illinois University’s (WIU) public television station, received a new, state-of-the-art master control rack. 

This new central hub is a significant upgrade for the station. It will manage and coordinate all signals, programming and broadcast elements to ensure seamless and high-quality transmission of television, according to a press release from WIU

The rack is integral to operations, handling everything from signal routing to ensuring that our programming reaches viewers with the highest possible quality.

“The installation of this technology allows WQPT to link arms with an industry leader that provides joint master control and technology services to public television stations nationwide. The result is the clearest over-the-air signal possible for our viewers in the communities we serve,” Terry Wilson, WQPT’s director of marketing and development, said.

The installation and integration of the new master control rack will be carried out over the next few weeks, during which WQPT will ensure minimal disruption to the regular broadcast schedule.

For more information about the new master control rack and other updates at WQPT PBS, go here.

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