The same signal for WBBM-FM in Chicago uses the innovative ZoneCasting technology strategically placed on “channel” booster transmitter sites located within an FM radio station’s legal FCC contour. ZoneCasting divides the radio signal for that booster’s “zone” to broadcast selected content (advertising, emergency information, PSAs, community news) at selected breaks during the day.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT Zone Maps: map disclaimer to appear on all map graphics The ZONE maps shown here are conceptual samples. Actual ZONES in a real situation will depend on the broadcaster’s service contour, demographics, tower availability, terrain and propagation factors, and other considerations. GBS will work with client stations to customize an artful and scientific ZoneCasting design based the broadcaster’s objectives and relevant issues.
The GBS team, in partnership with the license holders and GatesAir Corporation, will maximize the ZoneCasting opportunity and help build the strategy for your network.
Our team will provide assistance:
GatesAir Corporation will build and distribute the ZoneCaster equipment. GatesAir Radio Transmission is the provider of choice for the GBS ZoneCasting System. GatesAir was selected because of more than 90 years of experience in developing technologies including synchrocast, compact outdoor transmission systems, support of industry standard protocols and the exceptional reliability of radio transmission products.