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Dave Sarkies

Dave Sarkies is the Social Media Community & Content Coordinator for The Telos Alliance. Dave's background includes experience not only in social media, blogging, writing, and other editorial areas, but also as a radio news reporter and occasional DJ. Based in the Telos home office in Cleveland, Dave joined the Telos team in 2014. Aside for an enthusiasm for radio he shares with the rest of the Telos staff, Dave is an avid music fan, and thrilled to be in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World.

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Into the Valley of AoIP at VPR

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 24, 2018 11:55:00 AM

Broadcasting from Fresno and Bakersfield, Valley Public Radio is the NPR affiliate for the greater San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Founded in 1978 and celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, VPR recently moved into a new facility in Clovis, just outside Fresno, which included upgrades to Axia Fusion consoles in multiple studios and Telos VX phone system. We checked in with Director of Program Content Joe Moore for an update on the new digs.

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Topics: aoip, Telos VX, Axia Fusion, Valley Public Radio

Get Powerful OmniaSST Processing Software Updates with New Release

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 17, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Since its initial release, Omnia and our audio processing powerhouse Hans van Zutphen have been working hard to make OmniaSST, the software package that transforms your PC into a powerful audio processor, even more robust. Now we're ready to release the exciting upgrades included in v8.53, the latest version.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, omniasst, Hans van Zutphen

Axia Helps Johns Hopkins' Remote Learning Students Shine

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 17, 2018 11:25:00 AM

Every now and then, we come across a unique implementation of our gear outside the realm of broadcast. One such installation can be found at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, one of the premier medical schools in the U.S., where the Bloomberg School of Public Health uses four full Axia studios for their online learning program. Dom DeLauney, Online Learning Production Supervisor, explains how an elite medical school came to require four audio studios full of Axia gear.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles, Axia Fusion

To Infinity and Beyond: Celebrating 2017

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Dec 27, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Every year the Telos Alliance attends broadcast industry trade shows and events across the globe to introduce exciting new products and innovations. But 2017 was different, as we debuted some of our most innovative products yet, from the versatile Omnia VOLT audio processor to the groundbreaking Telos Infinity IP Intercom.

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Topics: nab 2017, Omnia VOLT, 25-Seven TVC-15, Linear Acoustic AMS, ip-tablet, IBC 2017, Infinity

Smart Speakers 101 for Radio Broadcasters: Get out of Radio and Get into Audio

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Dec 13, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Shopping for holiday gifts? Smart speakers make great gifts for those into the latest tech. Maybe you’ve requested one yourself, or know someone who has; they're sure to be on lots of gift lists this holiday season. There’s certainly a lot of buzz around smart speakers, and that’s good news for broadcasters.

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Topics: Podcasting, Broadcasting, smart speakers

Meet Maciej Szlapka

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Dec 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

It's funny how things work out sometimes. If not for a hometown connection in the broadcast industry, Maciej Szlapka might have never even heard of the Telos Alliance. But when his studies required an international internship, his friend Piotr—a Telos Alliance dealer—recommended him to Steve Church. The rest, as they say, is history, and these days Maciej is approaching 20 years as a Telosian. We sat down with him recently for a review of his experience.

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Topics: Axia Audio, aoip, Telos Alliance

WABE 2017 Conference Is Medal-Worthy

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Dec 6, 2017 11:50:00 AM

The Telos Alliance has long had a strong relationship with Canadian broadcasters. This was reflected at this year’s conference of the Western Association of Broadcast Engineers (WABE), held recently in Edmonton. WABE represents broadcast engineers across Western Canada, including the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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Topics: Axia Pathfinder, 25-Seven TVC-15, WABE

Barefootin' from A to Z: AoIP to Z/IP ONE

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Nov 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Jordan Bitz is Chief Engineer for Barefoot Media Ministries, a small Christian radio group headquartered in Boise, Idaho and operating 89.5 KTSY, the heritage Christian radio station in the Boise market, as well as Project 88.7, a Christian Hip Hop station, 88.1 The Bridge in Twin Falls, and a handful of other stations and translators across Idaho and Oregon. In short, Jordan is a busy engineer managing multiple sites over hundreds of square miles.

Before joining Barefoot 15 months ago, Jordan’s previous experience was as engineer and programmer at stations in North Dakota, where he hadn’t worked much with Audio over IP. While the adjustment to AoIP took some time, once he got the hang of things he’s been amazed by the simplicity and flexibility.

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Topics: Livewire, Telos Z/IP ONE, aoip

New Consoles in Newcastle

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Nov 15, 2017 1:55:00 PM

Southern Cross Austereo is a major Australian broadcast network consisting of over 100 radio and TV stations across the country. Recently, SCA has made the move to AoIP and Axia at a number of their radio facilities, including moving their Newcastle operation – about two-and-a-half hours north of Sydney – into a new building earlier this year. The Newcastle location features two radio stations, KOFM 102.9 and NXFM Hit 106.9.

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Topics: Axia Audio, aoip, Axia Fusion

Paul Kriegler Named U.S. Omnia Sales Manager

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Nov 8, 2017 11:35:00 AM

The Telos Alliance this week welcomed Paul Kriegler as Omnia Manager of U.S. Sales.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Telos Alliance

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