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Will Net Neutrality Kill MPLS?

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on January 19, 2015

TWiRT 242Net Neutrality proposes that all Internet packets are treated equally - no buying a so-called “fast lane” where delivery is virtually guaranteed. Broadcasters and other real-time data users depend on the MPLS protocol and pay extra for packet reliability - but is that really over the “Public Internet.” We’re talking about it with Bob Holowenko on TWiRT.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

NRSC, Let's Do This Less Often

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on January 9, 2015

TWiRT 241Every year AM stations in the US must measure their transmission for spectral purity. Many AM stations say they can’t afford this. Mark Persons presents a few ideas on NRSC measurements. Plus he and Chris Tobin discuss sleuthing some really difficult interference problems.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

War Stories of 2014 - with Shane Toven

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on December 29, 2014

TWiRT 2402014 witnessed some major stories, changes, and advancements in broadcast technology. Who better to talk about their implications than Radio magazine editor, Shane Toven? Shane joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack talking about FCC enforcement, Rule changes, LPFM, EAS, new tech from green transmitters to IP-audio, and what we might expect from 2015.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Excellent Engineer, Wayne Pecena

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on December 22, 2014

TWiRT 239Radio World named Wayne Pecena as the recipient of its 2014 Excellence in Engineering Award. Would you like to know why? Many engineers think of Wayne as their virtual mentor, and an authoritative source for learning new broadcast engineering skills, especially in computer networking. Chris Tobin and I talk with Wayne about educating engineers.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Audio for TV with Gibson Prichard

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on December 15, 2014

TWiRT 238How has the move to digital audio changed audio routing and workflow at TV stations? Gibson Prichard should know. He’s the Chief Engineer for Journal Broadcasting’s WTVF-TV - News Channel 5 - the CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee. Self-educated in broadcast engineering, Gibson started at a local FM station and has worked through digital and HD upgrades at two television stations.

 
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Topics: Broadcast Engineering