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Wednesday, October 13 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
“Mission Completed!” Radio Kingston’s Five-Year Design/Build Program Raises the Bar for Broadcast Radio Facility Design

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Funded by a grant from The NoVo Foundation, in 2017 Radio Kingston acquired a 153-year-old hexagonal building in Kingston NY, and engaged WSDG to design a 2000 SQ. FT. broadcast complex powered by renewable energy and equipped to provide broadcast, podcast audio (and video) programming for their listeners. Numerous changes in the scope of the design were incorporated as the project expanded its mission statement and, its physical footprint to include retooling an existing two-story garage, as a 325 SQ. FT. multipurpose live performance studio. WKNY-Radio Kingston’s metamorphosis into a template for future radio station design will be explained by a panel co-chaired by WSDG Founding Partner, John Storyk and WSDG Partner,/COO, Joshua Morris. Participants include WSDG Partner/Project Manager, Mathew Ballos; Philanthropist and NoVo Foundation Founding Director, Peter Buffett; Jimmy Buff, Executive Director, Radio Kingston Corp., Kristen Thorne, Station Business Manager, WKNY, and Kale Kaposhilin, Station Technical Director/Chief Engineer, WKNY.

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Joshua Morris

Partner/COO, WSDG
Joshua Morris graduated from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte with two Degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture. A love of music led him to seek a combination of architecture and acoustics, beginning with his thesis on acoustics. Morris... Read More →
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John Storyk

Founding Partner, WSDG
Since graduating from Princeton as an architect in 1968, and co-founding WSDG (Walters-Storyk Design Group) with his wife, Beth Walters in 1986, John Storyk has been involved with the design of over 3500 recording studios, corporate conference rooms, performance venues, broadcast... Read More →

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Matt Ballos

Matthew Ballos earned dual degrees in Architecture and Construction Management. A background in civil engineering and a lifelong love of construction and design has enabled Matt to quickly become a valuable member of WSDG’s design and production team, currently as a project designer... Read More →
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Jimmy Buff

Executive Director, Radio Kingston Corp.
Jimmy Buff, Executive Director, Radio Kingston, began his radio journey at NYC’s legendary WNEW-FM. He came to the Catskills in 1993 to work at the legendary WDST Radio and along the way has had stops at K-Rock in New York City and WEHM in East Hampton. Buff has done national TV... Read More →
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Peter Buffett

NoVo Foundation
Peter Buffett is the co-president of NoVo Foundation and co-chair of its Board of Directors. In partnership with his wife, Jennifer, he helps to guide NoVo’s vision, strategic mission, and program development. Peter Buffett is a well-established musician, composer, and producer... Read More →

Kale Kaposhilin

Station Technical Director/Chief Engineer, WKNY

Kristen Thorne

Station Business Manager, WKNY

Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT