Picture Gallery One
Rider Technical Services - Pictures of Interest

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Star Parker's Visit to WCRV in Memphis, TN
This is a photo of Raymond Rider (L), Star Parker, Dick Bott (seated) and Rich Bott. The Bott family are the owners of the Bott Radio Network, a 53 station network broadcasting a Christian/Talk format.

Star Parker and the Botts were touring the Bott facilities, introducing Star Parker to the various Bott stations' local community. Star Parker is a national commentator seen on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.

On this visit, Raymond Rider had the pleasure to talk with and have his picture made with the dignitaries.

WCRV AM640, Memphis, TN
Visit by Dick and Rich Bott
Owners of Bott Radio Network, Dick and Rich Bott make a visit to their "big gun" station, WCRV, a 50 KW station that covers an 8 state area. This station is maintained under contract by Rider Technical Services. Pictured (left to right) are: Rich Bott, Dick Bott and Byron Tyler. Byron is the Production Manager at WCRV.

WCRV AM640, Transmitter Combiner Cabinet
Disaster Strikes on 4/16/2004
A shorted 100,000 Microfarad Capacitor takes down their 50,000 Watt Nautel ND50 transmitter. The cabinet's parts were virtually melted down into molten copper, not to mention damage due to smoke and soot. The cabinet had to be completed emptied and washed down with cleaning solvent, and scraped to a new shiny look with ScotchBrite. Rider Technical Services was instrumental in restoring this transmitter back to operational service. This transmitter is not field tunable. Nautel's engineer Steve Braily had the factory rewind all the copper coils. He came on site with specialized test equipment, primarily a HP Vector Impedance Bridge and several boxes of spare parts. The system was back up in one week.

Bellevue Baptist Church
Audio Suite of Broadcast Facilities
This is a view of Bellevue's Yamaha DM-2000 Audio Console. This console provides an audio mix for the video digital recorders. This audio feed is also used in live radio broadcasts and equipment in the Duplication Department.

The church services can be re-mixed through this console by playing back a multi-track recorder, synchronized by time code on the video tape system.

Rider Technical Services provides a sermon mastering function for Bellevue Baptist Church. The sermons are recorded, live, to SoundForge on a PC workstation. The captured file is then FTP'ed to RiderTEK's FTP server for later editing into a dup master CD-ROM.

WVIM Transmitter Site, 95.3 FM
Harris Z5
First Broadcasting's WVIM transmitter facility contains the very lastest Solid State technology from Harris Corp. This 5 kW transmitter does not contain a single tube. Not only that, this system is processor controlled. Power Amplifier modules are "hot swapable". When one module fails, pull out the module while the system is "hot", and send it back to Harris for exchange. The Z5 PA modules are overrated, and will automatically increase their output to maintain the system at 100% output even though a module is out for repair.

WVIM Transmitter Site, 95.3 FM
400 ft. Tower
This is the 400 foot tower at the WVIM site. The antenna is an ERI 2-bay, center fed system.