buying a station?
Broadcast Sciences can provide complete
engineering assessment on the facility. We will inspect the
facility and prepare a detailed report that will help you make
a more educated decision. We will ascertain the condition of
all critical pieces of equipment, both at the studio and transmitter
site, and provide an estimate as to the remaining life expectancy,
short-term repair costs, and future replacement cost of each.
We will review all of the stations FCC and FAA authorizations
to verify that all are valid and accurate as part of the compliance
When armed with a thorough and objective
report of the condition of the facility, you will be in a much
better position to negotiate, particularly if serious problems
are found. Likewise, by knowing the expected equipment repair
or replacement costs for the foreseeable future, you can plan
accordingly, including budgeting and obtain financing as necessary,
prior to completing the sale.
selling a station?
Are all of your station authorizations
correct? Is that auxiliary antenna properly licensed? Are your
STL licenses accurate? What's missing from your public file?
Is the transmitter on its last leg, or does it still have some
life left in it? Is hoping to get another two years out of that
thirty-year-old antenna realistic?
An engineering assessment can help answer
these sorts of questions and ensure that the station is in a
suitable condition for sale. By finding and fixing (or at least
disclosing) problems, last-minute deal breakers can be avoided.
Likewise, by identifying these sorts problems well in advance
of the sale, the costs associated with rectifying such shortcomings
can be better managed.
identify areas of improvement and associated costs?
If you are considering moving to a new
studio facility, installation of an HD RadioTM transmitter
and associated equipment, or even something as simple as renovating
a single studio, we can work with you to develop a plan that
satisfies all of your requirements, and stays within your budget.