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Radio Solutions for Streaming Audio: How to Create the Stream of Your Dreams

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), streaming audio revenue has grown by more than 1,000% over the last decade. With the popularity of smart speakers and similar devices, the expectation is for streaming revenue to continue to climb, opening up a great opportunity for broadcasters.

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Topics: Streaming Audio, broadcast streaming, Z/IPStream

TWiRT 387 - Studio & Show Lighting with Brett Gilbert

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Mar 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

More of us radio engineers are being called upon to provide adequate lighting for new venues.  Many stations are building live performance studios. Others are putting cameras in the control rooms.  Whether it’s for a live audience or a video camera, talent needs good lighting to be seen - in a good light.  Brett Gilbert with iHeartMedia in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been lighting up stages since high school. He shares a couple decades of hands-on knowledge with Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

AES67, AoIP, and Virtual / Cloud Broadcasting Sessions at NAB 2018!

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In addition to showing exciting broadcast tools, the Telos Alliance demonstrates its continued commitment to keeping broadcasters up to speed on the latest concepts and technologies with several important educational sessions at NAB 2018.

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Topics: Telos Allilance, NAB 2018

A Walk Down the Aisle with BGS at NAB 2018

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 14, 2018 12:55:00 PM

As a longtime Telos Alliance dealer, our friends at Broadcasters General Store (BGS) are among the many members of our extended family that we love to catch up with at NAB. We caught up with Dave, Kerry, and Kandice to get their thoughts on this year's show, and their experience at NAB over the years. 

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Topics: Telos Allilance, Broadcasters General Store, NAB 2018

TWiRT 386 - Pirates and Snowcats with Nick Straka

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Mar 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Ahoy, matey! Thar be pesky pirates in New York, Boston, and Philly! Nick Straka is a contract and consulting engineer in the New York City area.  He builds and maintains licensed FM transmitter sites, plus he tracks down the pirate broadcasters who interfere with them.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

Infinity IP Intercom Launches in Radio Market

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 7, 2018 11:55:00 AM

Since its introduction to the television market at IBC last September, where it received a Best of Show award from a panel of media industry experts, the Telos Infinity IP Intercom has been widely accepted across the television industry. Now the innovative intercom device will be introduced to the radio market at next month’s NAB show in Las Vegas.

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Topics: Telos Systems, Infinity, Intercom

TWiRT 385 - Live from the NRB in Nashville

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Mar 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM

You’d think the National Religious Broadcasters convention would be lacking engineers in attendance. Well, I thought that - and I was wrong.  They’re here!  Lots of ‘em!  We’re live from the expo hall at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, meeting and talking with broadcast engineers and engineering reps.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

[Case Study] Colorado Public Radio Makes AoIP Look Easy (And It Is!)

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Feb 28, 2018 10:30:49 AM

When it became clear that the audio routing system at Colorado Public Radio (CPR) network was failing repeatedly and reaching its end of life, CPR revived its air waves with Audio over IP from Axia. CPR began the conversation about switching to an AoIP infrastructure in its CPR Bridges Broadcast Center located at the Denver Tech Center in Centennial, Colorado, in August of 2015. The Colorado Public Radio family includes three separate services: CPR News, CPR Classical, and CPRs Open Air, an independent music format. According to CPR, its network reaches more than 470,000 listeners via 14 stations and 20 translators, with five studio sites across the state. 

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Topics: aoip, Telos VX, Axia Fusion

TWiRT 384 - Radio Trends with Doug Irwin

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Feb 22, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Between accommodating the Television Repack and Norway’s Public analog FM stations going dark, what’s a poor FM transmitter to do?  Radio Magazine’s Editor, Doug Irwin, talks about these topics along with changing workflows with on-demand radio programming and streaming media.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

The Bisset Brief: xSelector in Action at WAMU

Posted by John Bisset on Feb 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

I first met Rob Bertrand over a decade ago, when he was working with his college radio station. Since then, he has accepted positions of increasing responsibility for a number of major players, and is now the Senior Director of Technology for American University’s WAMU in Washington, DC.

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Topics: axia, xSelector


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