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SMPTE 2015 with Stephen Wilkinson

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on July 24, 2015

TWiRT 265Live from Sydney, Australia, we’re meeting with broadcast engineers and manufacturers at SMPTE 2015.  From audio production tools to a look inside a new, solid state FM transmitter, we’re taking you inside this popular show.  Stephen Wilkinson from Hope 103.2 joins Kirk Harnack on This Week in Radio Tech.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Live Mixing for Engineers with Larry Wilkins

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on July 17, 2015

TWiRT 264More radio stations and larger podcasters are building and using performance studios. Mixing live audio is once again a needed skill. Indeed, it’s critical for the performers’ monitors, in-studio audience, and for the live broadcast itself. Larry Wilkins is retired from a broadcast engineering career and now teaching the fundamentals and the fine points of live audio mixing.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

RDS & RDS2 with Alan Jurison

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on June 26, 2015

TWiRT 263The Radio Data System - RDS - has been on-air in the US since the mid 1980’s. Good for what it does - identifying FM stations and providing call letters and basic program information. What if we could double or triple the data rate, allowing more text, graphics, and even supporting return data via IP or SMS? iHeart Media Senior Operations Engineer Alan Jurison joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack to find out about RDS2.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Braden Pickett and IP STLs

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on June 26, 2015

TWiRT 262More radio engineers are installing IP radios as Studio-Transmitter Links - or STLs. Even in - and perhaps especially in - rural areas like Altus, Oklahoma, where the terrain is flat and unlicensed WiFi bands are relatively uncluttered. Braden Pickett joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack, talking about IP radio equipment selection and configuration.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Remote Possibilities

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on June 26, 2015

TWiRT 261TV stations are doing it. TV networks are doing it. Big corporations and SMBs are doing it. So why aren’t radio stations doing it? We’re talking about IP connections with remote offices, moving vehicles, concerts and sports venues, and just about anywhere you’d want to broadcast from - and do it reliably with bonded wireless data connections. Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack explore the affordable tech that makes this possible.

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Topics: Remote Broadcasts