In 1984 David Musial was hired to design the new TV & Radio facility, for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Musial drew the plans with drafting pencils (no Photoshop yet), engineered the wiring plans, created the acoustic treatment design and assisted with the aesthetic treatments. It was placed into what was the printing press room for an old newspaper company in downtown Buffalo. It included a large studio with 3 professional cameras, a control room which doubled ad an audio recording studio, 2 AB Roll editing suites, a voice-over iso booth, a large prop storage room, tape storage room and also a Radio production suite. After it was completed in mid 1985, Musial remained as the techical director who composed many scores for productions (on his own time) and eventually became a producer. The current site is
Photos by Evelyn Bonilla
FACILITY DESIGN from the Drafting Board of David Musial 1984-1985
As in any facility design, many "drafts" are made. David's intention was to have a rectangular studio.
The outcome was a compromise to accomondate "space needs" in other divisions of the Office of Communications.
General Layout Ideas...
David Musial studied Television Production, Drafting and Electrical technology at Erie Community College in Buffalo NY.
He studied Audio Engineering and Acoustics at SUNY Fredonia.