Dala FM migrates to a fully IP-based radio setup with Lawo
The independent radio station Dala FM in Kano, the capital city of Kano State in Nigeria’s North West zone, has decided to adopt Lawo’s R3LAY solution.
After some thorough market research, Dala FM 88.5 decided to migrate from the analog world to a fully IP-based radio setup. Its 16 audio channels, derived from analog, digital and IP sources, are connected to a media-grade PC running Lawo’s R3LAY Bundle.
“This bold decision turns Dala FM into Nigeria’s first virtual radio station. The entire Dala FM team immediately realized the potential of Lawo’s R3LAY VRX radio solution for its operations,” comments Opeyemi Ogunsaju, Lawo’s distributor in Nigeria.
R3LAY VRX provides “state-of-the art” audio management for up to 24 physical and IP-based audio sources. Lawo’s cloud-savvy software enables interoperability with myriad of radio applications for automation, recording, scheduling, commercials, news, broadcast streaming and visual radio.
Abbas M. Dalhatu, Managing Director and Executive Director in charge of business development, who also spearheads engineering design, technology acquisition, training and commissioning, is adamant that Dala FM’s R3LAY-based IP solution is in line with the station’s ambitions and mission: “Today’s radio stations benefit from a PC-based, virtual IP approach in terms of flexibility, deployment and maintenance. Lawo’s R3LAY bundle is not only affordably priced, it also ticks all the right boxes in terms of intuitive operation, stability and reliability.”