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The First Olympics on Television

Posted by Denny Sanders on Feb 21, 2018 11:50:00 AM

With the Winter Olympics in full swing in PyeongChang and many of us watching a 1080p picture with beautiful surround sound (shameless plug:  courtesy of Telos Alliance’s Linear Acoustic division), we might want to spend a moment to take a look at the first Olympics ever to be televised, the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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Topics: Television, Broadcast History

A Radio Service That Might Have Been

Posted by Denny Sanders on Feb 7, 2018 3:27:00 PM

With the diminishment or the actual shutting down of AM radio in many parts of the world, there is one advantage of AM which should not be forgotten: The potential coverage of large areas of geography.

Some years ago, when the FCC proposed expanding the AM band to 1700 kHz, I had an idea.

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Topics: Radio History, AM Radio, Broadcast History

A National Treasure: WSM Nashville

Posted by Denny Sanders on Jan 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The Friday before Christmas, I was driving from Cleveland to Troy, NY, to pick up my daughter and bring her back to Cleveland to celebrate the holiday with the rest of the family. It’s about a nine-hour drive, so I had plenty of time to listen to my music files, internet streams, Pandora, SiriusXM, or the old reliable radio.

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Topics: Radio History, Broadcast History, WSM Nashville

Cutting Edge Audio for Cutting Edge Music

Posted by Denny Sanders on Nov 29, 2017 12:45:00 PM

On the air for more than 25 years, CISM (broadcasting in French) specializes in cutting edge music and elements of Montreal's creative culture. The transmitting antenna is located on top of Mount Royal and covers about a 50-mile radius which includes Montreal, Laval, the South Shore, and the North Shore with 10,000 watts of power and a potential audience of over 4 million people. Each week, the station broadcasts 70 different programs featuring nearly 100 radio hosts.

Recently we sat discussed the sound of the station with CISM's Gabriel Meunier, and how he achieves just the right sound for music on the cutting edge with OmniaSST.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, omniasst

Giving Audio a Jolt with VOLT

Posted by Denny Sanders on Oct 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM

As owner of two radio stations in the small but crowded Northwest Pennsylvania radio market, how his stations sound is very important to Joe Vilkie. Turns out Joe is a big fan of the new Omnia VOLT audio processor. Denny Sanders talks with Joe about how he entered the ranks of radio station owners, and what it is about he loves about the VOLT.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Omnia VOLT

Magnetic Tape and the Emergence of High-Fidelity Recording

Posted by Denny Sanders on Oct 18, 2017 12:00:00 PM

In the earliest days of sound recording (late 1880s to 1926), all recordings were made acoustically. That is to say, a recording machine with a large horn with a needle on the other end was set before an orchestra and the vibrations from the needle would “draw” a pattern on a spinning wax cylinder (or later flat disc). If a vocalist was called upon to sing, they would stand before the horn and sing right into it.

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Topics: Vintage Electronics, Vintage Audio Technology, Broadcast History

Omnia VOLT Hits the Airwaves in Scranton

Posted by Denny Sanders on Jun 14, 2017 12:30:00 PM

By now you've surely heard about VOLT, the new processor from Omnia Audio that shares lineage with the Omnia.11, features Frank Foti's latest clipper, and includes a plethora of features to help your station get amazing sound, all with a slick new one rack unit box. So what do broadcasters have to say about this impressive new processing package? Since becoming one of the first to take VOLT to the airwaves, Entercom Scranton Chief Engineer Ted Alexander, Jr. gave Denny Sanders his personal review.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Broadcast

John Vassos: Celebrating a Visionary Broadcast Industrial Designer

Posted by Denny Sanders on Jun 14, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Of all of the legendary inidividuals associated with the broadcast and music industries in the United States, there is probably no one more responsible for the advancements in broadcast industrial design, audio and video consumer good design, and the look and feel of transmission equipment and broadcast facilities in general than John Vassos.

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Topics: Broadcast History, john vassos

It's 9X/2 for 9 Stations at ARN

Posted by Denny Sanders on Aug 24, 2016 1:00:00 PM

With nine FM radio stations, the Arabian Radio Network is the largest multi-platform radio network in the Middle East, and includes a significant streaming audio presence. Recently, our own Denny Sanders sat down for a few minutes with Murad Jahangir, Director of Information Technology for ARN in Dubai, to chat about his experience using the Z/IPStream 9X/2 for his streams.

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Topics: Streaming Audio

Meet the Man Behind 'the Dan'

Posted by Denny Sanders on Jul 12, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Gary Katz, the acclaimed producer and major force behind the discovery and presentation of some of the most important artists in the history of popular music, visited Telos Alliance headquarters to discuss a very exciting possible cooperative venture. While here, he sat down with our own Denny Sanders to discuss some of his recollections spanning more than 50 years in the music business and gave us his thoughts about audio integrity and the pursuit of quality sound.

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Topics: Audio Production, Bobby Darin, Laura Nyro, Frank Shiner, Gary Katz, Denny Sanders, Prince, Steely Dan

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