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Radio Station Studio Phone Interface
Radio station studio phone interface

Radio station studio phone interface

Photo Credit: © Corey Deitz
A key piece of equipment in most radio studios is the phone interface. It's a vital tool which allows the on-air personality to easily answer incoming phone calls, whether for on-air or off-air reasons.

Phone interfaces come in various sizes and capacities but share the abilities. They allow for answering calls quietly and almost always have the capability of joining one or more calls together in conference mode which is especially useful for some talk shows.

The phone interface's output goes directly to the audio console where the caller's audio can be manipulated by the on-air personality.

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