Southern California Public Radio, including flagship station 89.3 KPCC-FM, is the leading news and information broadcast service in the Los Angeles area, reaching nearly 700,000 listeners every week. SCPR is the most listened-to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California. To support SCPR’s extensive original programming – two daily talk shows, a daily newsmagazine show, and award-winning news reporting – the organization created a 30,000 sq.ft. broadcast center.
RBDG provided acoustical and studio design services for the broadcast and production operations in the relocated facility. The nineteen technical spaces are comprised of on-air control rooms, talk studios, production suites, master control, edit booths, and the operation’s tech center. The three production studios can be joined together to make one large studio, but can also function as separate spaces for production work.
KPCC’s new facility design incorporates a “floating floor” system to alleviate structure-borne sound vibration from the nearby light rail. RBDG collaborated with Chu + Gooding Architects in Los Angeles to provide local project coordination.
The SCPR building features the multipurpose Crawford Family Forum, which accommodates broadcast programs with audience, public meetings, seminars, community events, and social gatherings. The facility has earned LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.