Using Tumblr To Document The Construction Of Boise State Public Radio’s Broadcast Center

Seven months ago (almost to the day) I launched a Tumblr blog to document the demolition and construction of Boise State Public Radio’s new broadcast center. To date, I’ve posted 141 images, beginning on July 25, 2013…and I’m not quite finished.

Now, along with my colleagues in the news department and peers in production and engineering, we are within weeks of moving from a windowless maze of cubicles into a bright, modern public radio station.

This is big.

For starters, Boise State Public Radio’s news and production staff haven’t been in the same building with managers and business staff for four years. That comes with its own set of challenges. Plus, the heart of the radio station (studios, production gear, etc.), was set up more-or-less for temporary use.

The photo on the left shows Boise State Public Radio's new master control studio, where shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered are hosted. On the right is the temporary production booth that's currently where shows are hosted.

The photo on the left shows Boise State Public Radio’s new master control studio, where shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered are hosted. On the right is the temporary production booth that’s currently where shows are hosted.” credit=”Emilie Ritter Saunders

After talking with my colleagues about previous spaces Boise State Public Radio has inhabited over the years, this new broadcast center will be the first time we have permanent studios that can accommodate guests and groups.

Oh, and did I mention the windows?! (The windows face the Boise river, by the way).

We’re not done yet, follow along.