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Dala FM is located in Kano, the capital city of Kano State in Nigeria’s North West zone. It is an independent radio station whose mission is to promote national unity, give voice to the voiceless and raise the standards of broadcast journalism in its areas of coverage.
Dala FM 88.5 recently decided to migrate from the analog world to a fully IP-based radio setup. Its 16 audio channels, derived from analog, digital and IP sources, are now connected to a media-grade PC running Lawo’s RƎLAY Bundle.
“This bold decision turns Dala FM into Nigeria’s first virtual radio station. The entire Dala FM team immediately realized the potential of Lawo’s RƎLAY VRX radio solution for its operations,” commented Opeyemi Ogunsaju, Lawo’s distributor in Nigeria.
Dala FM’s setup also includes flexible live-reporter contribution for news-gathering and on-location programming.
According to Lawo, RƎLAY VRX provides the broadcaster with audio management and flexibility for up to 24 physical and IP-based audio sources. In addition, the company explains that its software enables the station interoperability with myriad of radio applications for automation, recording, scheduling, commercials, news, broadcast streaming and visual radio.
“Today’s radio stations benefit from a PC-based, virtual IP approach in terms of flexibility, deployment and maintenance,” said Abbas M. Dalhatu, managing director and executive director in charge of business development at Dala.
“Lawo’s RƎLAY bundle is not only affordably priced, it also ticks all the right boxes in terms of intuitive operation, stability and reliability.”