I Am Tom Joyner’s Microphone

The Tom Joyner Morning Show, now broadcasting from the recently constructed Reach Media studios, has received a new Heil Sound PR 40 microphone, custom painted in a red pearl finish for Mr. Joyner’s use. The studio and Tom Joyner are no strangers to Heil Sound products, and currently own (15) PR 40’s, (16) PR 20’s…

Notes on NAB by Bob Heil

The 2008 NAB convention was once again a huge success. With nearly 105,000 attendees and hundreds of vendors, the Las Vegas Convention Center was buzzing with the latest equipment for the broadcast industry…complete with a display of news helicopters. Sarah and I had a different approach this year in that we did not have a…

Fender Chooses Heil Sound

The Fender Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Heil Sound as its official microphone provider for its recording program and sound reinforcement use. PR 20’s, PR 30’s and PR 40’s are now in use throughout the unique and prestigious facility located in Southern California. Founded in 1997, the Fender Center for the Performing Arts…

Heil Mics Help Win an Oscar

When cannons roared and rifles fired in the movie “Letters from Iwo Jima,” the Academy Award winner for best achievement in sound editing, some of the sound was recorded on microphones manufactured by Heil Sound Ltd. of Fairview Heights. Local sound wizard Bob Heil said Charles Maynes, a sound designer who works with director Clint…