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With Technology Design and Integration by BeckTV, Rocky Mountain Public Media Announces Opening of Buell Public Media Center

AUSTIN, Texas — Sept. 14, 2020 — BeckTV, a premier systems integrator for the broadcast media industry, today announced the completion of its latest high-profile project: The Buell Public Media Center, Rocky Mountain Public Media’s (RMPM) new broadcast and operations headquarters, a tech-forward anchor facility in Denver’s evolving Arapahoe Square neighborhood.

BeckTV played a critical role in providing essential systems design, installation, and integration for the facility, which has been called the “State Capitol of Public Media” by many. In this time of great community need for resources and information, the Buell Public Media Center allows RMPM to better serve Colorado with substantive upgrades to prior technology by BeckTV. These technology improvements position RMPM to better fulfill its mission through increased access and connectivity for all RMPM media platforms to better reach, engage, and amplify the voices of Coloradans statewide.

RMPM is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported multimedia organization with over 90,000 members and is the parent company for Rocky Mountain PBS television and KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP radio stations. In addition to broadcast facilities for RMPM, the Buell Public Media Center houses the Colorado Media Collaborative (COLab), a new-era newsroom designed to support nearly 100 local journalists from multiple publicly supported organizations, working to continue to provide trusted news and information to Colorado’s diverse communities.

The Buell Public Media Center was made possible through a capital campaign that was launched by RMPM in 2016. The result is a media and community center that houses RMPBS; KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP; the 124-seat MASTERPIECE Studio for community events, screenings, and discussions; The Tim Gill & Scott Miller Green Screen Studio; the Bonfils-Stanton Broadcast Studio for live performances; the Community Media Center for collaborative productions; and The Metzler Family Learning Center, a children’s learning and programming center complete with classrooms, volunteer offices, and conference rooms.

“The vision of our leadership under CEO Amanda Mountain and the RMPM board of directors was to create a facility that would continue to position public media as the center of essential, trusted, local storytelling and journalism to maximize the benefit for all Coloradans,” said Doug Houston, chief technology officer, RMPM. “It was critical that we selected a technology integration partner who shared this vision, and BeckTV was absolutely the right choice. Their engineering team’s deep and broad knowledge of technology-forward integration solutions for call-letter TV and radio stations is the best in the industry, and partnering with the BeckTV team has been a valued and rewarding experience.”

BeckTV designed, installed, and commissioned the entire broadcast infrastructure for the new facility to position RMPM to be a leader in media technology. This includes an HD video core from Evertz with AES-67 and Dante audio, IP-based Axia Audio consoles from Telos Alliance, and HD PTZ cameras from Panasonic. PBS network programming and NPR audio services are downlinked from 4.5m and 3.8m rooftop antenna packages from Efficient Antenna Systems.

“The Buell Public Media Center is an important and essential resource for Denver. Not only does the new facility allow RMPM to better serve the community through a central location, but the technology upgrades ensure better access and connectivity for all of its channels to serve the Colorado community for decades to come,” said Fred Beck, president, BeckTV.

This past May, RMPM began broadcast operations in the new facility and has been staggering the timing of the relocation of all of the stations’ operations to ensure safety of all staff and the community while following social distancing guidelines.

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About Rocky Mountain Public Media
Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPM) is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported, multimedia organization and the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS), KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP. Rocky Mountain Public Media has more than 90,000 members representing every county in Colorado and reaches 98 percent of the state’s citizens through television, radio and digital platforms. A non-commercial media organization by and for the people of Colorado, RMPM creates high-quality local and multimedia content through Regional Innovation Centers in Denver, Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction and Pueblo. RMPBS, started in Denver in 1956 as Colorado’s first public television station, is now a statewide television network, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). In its 35th year, KUVO JAZZ broadcasts jazz, blues, and a lineup of locally produced diverse music programs. Launched in 2019, THE DROP is the People’s Station for R&B and Hip Hop. In 2020, RMPM relocated to The Buell Public Media Center. For information about the Center, RMPBS, KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP, visit the media kit.

About BeckTV
BeckTV is one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators. With more than 30 years of experience, BeckTV has designed and built more professional television facilities for more customers than any other systems integrator. In virtually every application from broadcast and cable networks, local TV stations, sports trucks, and stadium venues to educational institutions and houses of worship, BeckTV uses a collaborative approach to assure successful outcomes, on time and on budget. The company maintains full-service offices in Denver, New York, Austin, as well as an engineering office in Washington, D.C. More information about BeckTV is available at www.becktv.com.

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Photo Caption: Exterior of Buell Media Center
Photo Credit: Mark Montour-Larson

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Photo Caption: Close-Up of Axia Audio Mixing Console
Photo Credit: Mark Montour-Larson

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Photo Caption: Amerykah Jones From KUVO’s The DROP in the New Studio
Photo Credit: Mark Montour-Larson

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Photo Caption: Technical Equipment Installed in the New Buell Media Center
Photo Credit: Mark Montour-Larson

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