Frank Foti, founder of Omnia, has a new blog series! This six-part series will cover everything you ever wanted to know about broadcast audio processing from the man who practically invented the category. This month we are kicking it off with Frank's views on great sound, and why it matters more than anything else when it comes to audio attracting and retaining listeners...longer.Read More
Smart Speaker Adoption
The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research counts 43 million Americans who own at least one smart speaker. First adopters of smart speakers say these devices are now their primary way of listening to audio. And while there are myriad choices for audio services available on smart speakers, they are becoming a significant replacement for AM/FM radios in the kitchen or bedroom. Some recent research is showing that radio’s most loyal listeners, the so-called “P1s,” are using smart speakers in significant numbers and for significant periods of time. There’s no doubt that radio broadcasters need to be available on these devices—and they need to sound good, perhaps better than competing services.Read More
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Did you know that the Telos Alliance participates in more than 30 trade shows around the world every year? These shows are an essential opportunity to help customers learn about all the broadcast audio solutions we offer. We recently hired a new Trade Show Manager to coordinate these events and provide her can-do attitude and enthusiasm to make them better than ever. Learn about Linday Fogle here.Read More
Thousands of radio stations are streaming online, but what’s next? What can broadcasters do to make sure their Internet streams are available and compelling? And, what’s needed from a technical perspective to allow those streams to make money from digital ad placement? Rockie Thomas and Sean Lozensky have 20 years of streaming and digital ad experience, and they’re sharing this advice and knowledge with us on TWiRT.Read More
Shane Toven joins us from a mountaintop transmitter site in Wyoming - nearly 9,000 feet above sea level! Caring for about 30 transmitter sites across 3 states, Shane has plenty to share with us about high-altitude broadcast engineering and maintenance. Chris Tobin is here as well with comparisons to his big city experience and practices.Read More
AV Market specialist show InfoComm 2018 marked the first time that the Telos Alliance has had a dedicated booth. In previous years the company was represented via the Media Networking Alliance as part of the AES67 interop, but the launch of Telos Infinity IP Intercom, a product with huge Pro AV market crossover potential, was the catalyst for choosing our own space. Myself and Hal Buttermore attended the show, with a dedicated Telos Infinity demo system in a 10x10 booth on the edge of the Audio exhibit in Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.Read More
Ever wonder where radio broadcasters learn their trade? The Radio Station: Broadcasting, Streaming, and Podcasting textbook by Bruce Mims and John Allen Hendricks is a valuable resource for budding broadcasters, and we're proud to be a part of it. Our own Marty Sacks and Geoff Steadman offer their advice, along with many other industry experts.
More proposed regulations for EAS and WEA procedures… Podcasting is becoming even more prominent as the largest US radio broadcaster demonstrates by recent hiring… The World Broadcasting Union wants protection for C-band satellite antennas… And there’s a free, 2-day seminar for new and returning ABIP inspectors. Oh, and 35 engineers are getting new FM transmitters!Read More
Chris Wygal is here for this milestone 400th episode of TWiRT! Chris relates a couple of War Stories, including using what you have to get the job done - even if it’s a machete. Chris Tobin reveals how to get antennas placed at the top of trees. And we all discuss the shortage of broadcast engineers and how to make a career move gracefully.Read More
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