Quantcast

District 65 ‘humming along’

Anybody who tuned into the District 65 School Board meeting on the Evanston Community Media Center’s Channel 19 Monday night would have had a hard time making out what was going on.

Throughout the three-hour meeting, the audio feed consisted of nothing but a humming or buzzing noise.

Anybody who tuned into the District 65 School Board meeting on the Evanston Community Media Center’s Channel 19 Monday night would have had a hard time making out what was going on.

Throughout the three-hour meeting, the audio feed consisted of nothing but a humming or buzzing noise.

An operator at the media center, reached early in the meeting, said the staff was aware of the problem and working to fix it. But no fix was in place by the time the meeting ended.

Update 10:45 a.m.

The media center’s executive director, Steve Bartlebaugh, says his staff had checked the equipment earlier in the day but that just before the meeting the audio modulator used at the school board meeting site malfunctioned, making the audio signal unintelligible.

He said he’s contacted Comcast to see if they can fix the problem.

The signal going out was greatly over-modulated, and to compensate for that, the center staff tried turning down the audio input level, which reduced the audio on the recording made of the meeting. Bartlebaugh says he’s working to see if that can now be restored enough to make scheduled rebroadcasts of the meeting later this week usable.

Update 11:30 a.m. 3/17/10:

Word just in from Steve Bartlebaugh is that they’ve been able to salvage the audio on the recording and the board meeting will air at 6 p.m. Thursday and at noon Saturday on Channel 19.

Editors’ Picks