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Denny Sanders

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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

Ted Alexander on AM Processing

Posted by Denny Sanders on Apr 7, 2016 12:30:00 PM

I had the pleasure of interviewing old friend Ted Alexander to tap into his vast experience as a Chief Engineer for various AM stations over the years. Ted began looking after AM stations in the 1960s and wrapped up his 50-year career not long ago, as some of you know, working in the Telos Alliance Technical Support Department. Be a fly on the wall during our interview and learn about AM processing from the man himself. 

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Topics: Audio Processing, AM Processing, AM Processors

Catching Up with Andrew Jeffries, SVP of Programming for iHeart Radio

Posted by Denny Sanders on Mar 30, 2016 2:34:13 PM

Recently, I had a few minutes to catch up with Andrew Jeffries, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeart Radio, on all things programming, including how processing fits into his efforts to make his many stations sound their absolute best. Without further ado, here's what the radio exec had to say.

Denny: As Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeart, you are in charge of programming for several major stations. Do you feel that the processing of each station is an integral part of your programming approach?

Andrew: All facets of our audio are important to me—from source quality through to the reception quality in the market. Quality processing is critical to the best audible experience in all environments for our consumers. Even though they will never know why a station sounds better or clearer, we do. Setting a sound design that fits your format station and target is part of your brand crafting, just like choosing the music you play or the talent you hire.

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Topics: Audio Processing

Omnia on the Riviera

Posted by Denny Sanders on Mar 9, 2016 3:52:37 PM

The Riviera Broadcast Group is the owner and operator of three radio stations in the Phoenix market. The company is a cutting-edge broadcast group, founded in January 2005 by Tim Pohlman, a former executive with CBS Radio and partner Chris Maguire, who serves as the company's chief financial officer.

I recently caught up with Chief Engineer Paul Schminke regarding his experience with the Omnia.9sg and how it has been invaluable to his facilities in this geographically challenged area.

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Topics: Omnia Audio

The Empire State Building: Where It All Began

Posted by Denny Sanders on Nov 11, 2015 3:40:00 PM

New York City’s iconic Empire State Building’s prominent place in the history of FM and television transmission might have never come about unless someone’s idea for the top of the building turned out to be one of the wackiest proposals since the Atlantic tunnel between New York and Europe.

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Topics: Vintage Technology

Get the Sound YOU Want: A Programmer's Guide to Processing

Posted by Denny Sanders on Oct 14, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Denny SandersBefore I joined The Telos Alliance fulltime in 2001, I was involved in the programming and management of some pretty successful American radio stations for almost 35 years.

Quite early on, I realized that the audio signature of a station is the final stop in the presentation process and is, in some ways, the most critical piece of the programming puzzle. This is not simply a question of aesthetics. Time and time again, TSL reduction can be traced to improper audio processing, where listener fatigue robs you of your most important listeners: The P1 long termers.

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Topics: Audio Processing

Deja Vu All Over Again: Paralleling Streaming with the Growth of FM

Posted by Denny Sanders on May 13, 2015 3:04:00 PM

As someone who was involved in the programming and management of FM radio stations as early as the late 1960s, I can tell you that history is repeating itself right now… Almost precisely to the event.

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Anthony Rudel: A Career Rooted in the Classics

Posted by Denny Sanders on Feb 25, 2015 4:00:00 PM

I was honored to speak with Anthony Rudel, the station manager of WCRB/99.5 FM, the classical music station of the WGBH Foundation in Boston. Tony is not only a renowned figure within the classical music world and popular lecturer, but the author of several books including the wonderful "Hello, Everybody! The Dawn Of American Radio." You can order this and his other books, as well as get more information about Anthony's activity at anthonyrudel.com.

I spoke with him from the WGBH/WCRB studios in Boston.

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Topics: Radio Industry

A Visit to Amsterdam's Red Light Radio: New World of Internet Radio Based in Notorious Spot

Posted by Denny Sanders on Oct 8, 2014 9:30:00 PM

Amsterdam has always been one of the main art and cultural centers of Europe, so it is no surprise that some of the most creative online audio services in the world emanate from this city. There is the fascinatingly bizarre Radio Patapoe, the diverse cutting edge presentations of DFM, and one of the relatively new services, Red Light Radio.

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Topics: Internet Radio