Self-drive studio

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Radio self-drive studio - early 1990s

A self-propelled Studio designated radio a studio space , the technical for self-op is prepared. The moderator , DJ or speaker operates (“drives”) large parts of the technology themselves and is therefore responsible for importing and fading all program elements such as music titles, jingles , advertising or news. The advantage of self-propelled operation is the possible greater spontaneity and creativity of the moderator, and the sound / broadcast technician is saved.

Self-drive studios have largely gained acceptance in Germany in recent years. Since the 1950s (and in some cases even before the Second World War with the Reich broadcasters at that time ) there were so-called disc jockey studios , also known as disco or disc space, in which the presenter played and played records and, depending on the public broadcasting service , since the 1950s after setting up, also done by tapes, while the sound engineer at the control desk controls the sound level and the other technical work, such as. B. the import of the advertisement.

Modern self-drive studio from SWR3

The self - sufficient self - driving studio, in which the moderator drives the program completely himself with the help of partly fully automated technology without the assistance of a technician, has existed outside of Germany for a long time. B. at the small local radio stations in the USA . In Germany they were first introduced by the newly founded private broadcasters and from the end of the 1980s they were also adopted by public broadcasters, mainly for their pop, service and youth waves; partly against the fierce resistance of the respective staff councils, which protested against this "rationalization". However, the former Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden played a pioneering role, reluctantly and provisionally introducing self-propelled technology for a listener hit parade at the end of 1968. But there are still broadcast studios there, especially for information and cultural programs, in which sound engineers are responsible for the technical work and the speaker can concentrate completely on his moderation work.