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War Stories with Eric Adler

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 230Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack have been broadcast engineers for, well, a few decades. This week we were both encouraged by our conversations with Eric Adler, who is quickly learning the profession in his role as a Broadcast Engineer at WSKG Public Broadcasting. Eric is also the Chapter Chair for SBE Chapter #1 in Binghamton, New York. We’re all sharing stories, tricks, and tips on this episode of TWiRT.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

C.Crane Radios with Bob Crane

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 229Anyone listening to late night talk radio has probably heard of the C. Crane Company and their high-quality consumer radios. As engineers we tend to worry about the studio and transmission end of radio broadcasting. Bob Crane, founder of C. Crane, took a different approach to broadcast quality. He and his engineers work on the receiving end, and it’s making a positive difference. Bob joins Chris Tobin and me to let us in on the magic behind great radio reception.

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Topics: Radios

Digital AM with Ted Schober

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 228Is there any hope for the AM radio band?  A few major-market AM stations still enjoy success, but AM radio is suffering most everywhere else.  Professional Engineer, Ted Schober, says there are solutions to help AM stations, including smaller antennas and a transition to digital transmission.  Is it already too late to save AM, or are there real solutions here that will give consumers and broadcasters new options?

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

Remote Access with Cris Alexander

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 227Fewer engineers, responsible for more facilities - that gives rise to Remote Access to everything. Cris Alexander, Director of Engineering at Crawford Broadcasting, schools us about remote access, remote monitoring, and even making repairs and adjustments remotely. Plus David Bialik joins us for a look at the AES Expo in Los Angeles starting October 9th.

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Topics: Radio Engineering

Getting Started in Market #1 with David Antoine

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 226Some engineers get their careers started in smaller markets, then move up to a major market. David Antoine was born and raised in US market number 1 - New York City - so that’s where he started! David’s story is both interesting and inspiring, so we’re bringing him to you on this episode of TWiRT.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering

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