Valley Public Radio Broadcast Center
Valley Public Radio moved into its new, state-of-the-art broadcast center in May 2016. The 10,500 square foot facility in Clovis, CA is conveniently located off of Highway 168 at Temperance and Alluvial Avenues. The overall project was the result of a 10-year long capital campaign that helped fund the approximately $4 million project.
The broadcast center houses four control rooms, a news-talk studio, the Barmann-Chaney Performance Studio, a newsroom, and a conference suite. Designed from the ground-up for the needs of a growing public radio station, the center integrates all station content creation, audio production, and distribution activities in one location, using audio-over-IP technology.
The location in the City of Clovis' Research and Technology Park is just 15 minutes from downtown Fresno, and provides easy access to the entire Fresno/Clovis metro area. The broadcast center is adjacent to the campus of the new California Health Sciences University Medical School and the Clovis Community Medical Center, and across the street from restaurants, a brewpub and retail amenities.
The facility's striking design is from the Fresno-based architectural firm of RDT Architecture, with acoustic design and consulting from Russ Berger Design Group. The facility was built by Zumwalt Construction. Interior design services were from Fresno-based Facility Designs. The new broadcast center also features a number of amenities, including an electric car charging station, an outdoor patio area with tables and seating, and newly commissioned public art.
In 2019, the station's studios were named in honor of the station's longtime President and General Manager Mariam Stepanian, who led the drive to construct the new facility.
The station is located at 2589 Alluvial Avenue in Clovis, CA 93611.