COLLEGE STATION, TX — Bryan Broadcasting hasn’t stopped through the pandemic, but on Monday their doors officially reopened.
It has been exactly 56 days since the company closed its doors due to the novel coronavirus.
“The first thing we did was we bought everybody their own microphone, because in radio stations that's the quickest way to spread the cold or the flu,” explained Ben Downs, Bryan Broadcasting's General Manager.
Though some radio station hosts chose to not work from home, most of the staff did, like promotion director Mallory Johnstone who couldn't wait to return.
"I am ecstatic to be back at work. I know we're following safety precautions, which I think is good for everyone,” she said.
Now that they're back in the building, Bryan Broadcasting is remaining cautious.
"Everybody gets a mask. Everybody gets their own little bottle of hand sanitizer," explained Downs. "Everybody gets their temperature taken when they show up.”
Downs says cleaning crews who disinfect the office space and studios are more important now more than ever.
“We still have people come in and do high contact surface cleaning, and we do the electrostatic cleaning in the studios and in some of the offices up here," he said.
With safety first on his mind, Downs says he wants everyone to return to work at their own pace.
"I realize there are a lot of people who are not going to be comfortable coming back to work at this point,” he said.
Like other offices around the state, everyone here is adapting to the new business normal.