Manx Radio Say Goodbye To An Old Friend
Manx Radio has used one of their original Glensound Mixers for the last time after 33 years of service.
Manx Radio is a commercial radio station on the Isle Of Man that was established in 1960. They bought several Glensound MX6/3 mixers in 1977. The MX6/3 also featured a DK20 mono monitoring pod that has also given good service and has been used in a modified configuration to give a mix of headphone feeds to the commentators and backroom staff.
Manx Radio has a collection of MX6/3s in various states, having raided two for spare parts to keep their main pair operable and on air. These 6 channel mixers are used daisy chained together to give 12 channels that are used for the broadcasting of the Manx Grand Prix races on the Isle of Man.
But all good things must come to an end.
The Glensound MX6/3 mixers were used for the final time at the end of August 2010 for Manx Radio's coverage of the Manx Grand Prix. This is motor cycle racing on the TT Mountain circuit.
Broadcast Engineer Bob Allison comments, 'Of course the mixer behaved impeccably during its last use in this location!'
Glensound's Marc Wilson is delighted at Manx Radio's positive experience, Glensound products are still designed and manufactured in the UK, exactly as they always have been. I look forward to customers buying Glensound products today and sharing similar stories of long life in 2043!