Radio Znad Wilii, better known as Radio ZW FM is the Polish-language station in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Wilia is the Polish name for the Neris river which flows through the city of Vilnius.
This state is one of Poland’s neighbors, and the Polish population in Vilnius numbers about 16%. In suburbia that number rises to 52%. Radio ZW delivers two signals, an FM channel at 103.8, which serves Vilnius and its suburbs, and an internet stream. This stream is an educational project for Polish-speaking students in Vilnius.
Although Lithuania is normally covered by the RCS Scandinavia office, Radio ZW works with the Warsaw office since, it is more familiar with installing software and training customers in the Polish language.
Radio ZW FM started working with RCS in the summer of 2016, when it purchased GSelector to do the music scheduling. The station’s discontent with their current automation system led them to request a demonstration of Zetta. Following a skillful presentation by RCS field engineer Bartek Kubacki, the decision was made to make a purchase, and Kubacki also did the training and installation.
Over three days, he installed Zetta on five of the station’s machines. The station also uses Zetta2GO for newsroom operations. This suite of applications enables you to control your Zetta Automation/Playout system from a smartphone or tablet. Best of all, you can manipulate what’s on the air from any place with an Internet connection.
In addition to the software install, the project involved interfacing the station’s Lyra mixing console and Advantech I/O card to communicate with Zetta. Upcoming work at the station includes adding the time announcement feature.
Response from the station was enthusiastic. One staffer commented, “The project was a lot of work, but it was worth it. We’re very happy to have Zetta, this software is fantastic!”