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Station Owner Gives 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

Scary Stories of Broadcasts Past

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Oct 25, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Working in radio can be a lot of fun. Being on the air, playing the hits, and broadcasting exciting live events are just some of the elements that have drawn people to radio for years. But it can be a little scary at times too. With Halloween around the corner, we thought we'd share a few scary stories of some of our Telos Alliance colleagues from their days in radio. From failed equipment at live remotes to creepy warehouses to the dreaded dead air, we've got you covered. Read their tales here... If it's not too frightening.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Broadcast

A Journey to Rivendell

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Oct 25, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Paravel cofounder Fred Gleason

Originally developed for Salem Communications in the early 2000s, Rivendell is a widely-used radio automation program. After developing the system using the open-source Linux platform and tweaking it to do automation the way Salem did it, Rivendell creator (now President and Chief Developer) Fred Gleason, who had worked for Salem himself, founded Paravel Systems. We sat down for a chat with Fred recently to get the story of Paravel and how Rivendell came about.

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Topics: Livewire Partners, Paravel Systems, Rivendell Automation

TWiRT 369 - AES & NAB 2017 from New York

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Oct 21, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The AES and NAB fall shows combine to provide several days of seminars, special events, and equipment demonstrations in New York. Chris and Kirk interview technology leaders and find out what’s hot now and in the future. Special thanks to David Bialik and Andrew Zarian helping make TWiRT possible this week.

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

Columbus Indie Alternative Survives and Thrives

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Oct 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Every once in a while we come across a broadcaster or radio station so interesting and unique, we have to tell the story. Earlier this year the Telos Alliance van paid a visit to one such station, just a couple hours south of our Cleveland headquarters. There, in Ohio’s state capital of Columbus, is independent CD 102.5 (WWCD), the Alternative Station.

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Topics: CD 102.5, independent radio, Columbus, OH

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

TWiRT 368 - The Broadcasters Clinic in Madison

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Oct 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Possibly the best regional conference for Radio and TV engineers, the WBA Broadcasters Clinic is our venue in Madison, Wisconsin.  John Chelliah, Steve Lampen, Chris Tarr, and Mark Persons make-up an all-star cast for this episode of TWiRT.  We’re talking 12 GHz coax, AoIP, and console-less consoles, live from Madison.

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

Jason Wisnieski: Renaissance Man

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Oct 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As he nears the 20 year mark with the company, we sat down with Telos Systems Product Manager Jason Wisnieski for his career backstory, his view of the industry, and what it means to be part of the Alliance. Hear what the Telos veteran, wearer of handlebar moustache, and resident renaissance man has to say.

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Topics: Telos Systems, Telos Alliance

The Bisset Brief: Great Plains Spreads the Word with AoIP

Posted by John Bisset on Oct 11, 2017 10:55:00 AM

“What seems normal to one man is often simply a dream to another.” These were the words of Reverend Gene White in 1983 when he moved to southwestern Kansas from Chicago. Upon his arrival, Rev. White was astonished at how much he missed the positive influence of Christian radio as he scanned the dial in the Heartland and found no Christian radio.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Broadcast Engineering, aoip

Omnia Provides Xtra Listener Satisfaction

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Oct 11, 2017 10:45:00 AM

When the owner of Spain’s XtraFM 92.7 decided to sell, he wanted the buyer to be someone with ‘Radio DNA’—someone familiar with the industry who really cared about the station, and wouldn’t buy it simply as a money-making venture. Otherwise he was going to take it off the air. Enter Patrick van den Hoek, broadcast engineer at XtraFM for seven years. When the offer to buy the station was extended, Patrick didn’t have to think it over for too long.

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Topics: Audio Processing, omnia.11`, Omnia

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