This Week in Radio Tech


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

Every Broadcast is a Remote with Bob Page

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 225Meet Bob Page, the studio manager with two studios and no transmitter. With a revolving door for the on-air talent. And for whom every single broadcast shift is a “remote.” Bob manages the Radio Broadcast Center at Universal Studios, Florida. He and Jason Mercurio manage, train, facilitate, troubleshoot, connect, and do whatever else is needed to get from 2 to 5 broadcasts on the air each day from these spectacular studios.

We experienced some tech difficulties during the broadcast. Naturally, the high-speed Internet link checked out perfectly before the broadcast. But, it went dead and we had to use a backup Internet connection. Quality wasn’t so good, but Bob Page’s interview, along with Chris Tobin’s comments, are worth watching or listening to.

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Topics: Radio

Mickey Mouse Radio with Scott Fybush

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 224What does it mean for radio - particularly AM radio - when Radio Disney announces the shutdown and sale of 23 of its 24 AM stations? Scott Fybush is our guest. He and Chris Tobin add perspective to this week’s headlines about Disney’s announced exit from most radio ownership. We also get a tour of an RCA-BTA-50F transmitter just before dismantling. The good news is, it’s going to a museum!

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Topics: Radio Industry

Yea Engineering with Rob Chickering

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 223What’s an engineer to do when the talent loves technology as much as he does?  Roll with it and have fun! Rob Chickering is the VP of Operations and Engineering for Yea Networks - the house that Kidd Kraddick built. Rob joins us to show off his fantastic radio studios in Dallas, and talk about how engineers can be just as creative as major-league talent.

Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack talk with Rob on this episode of TWiRT.

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Topics: Radio Engineering

Roots Radio with John Stephens

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT]

TWiRT 222John Stephens describes himself as a Serial Entrepreneur. After 35 years working in all forms of the media John finally got around to his lifelong dream of building and operating a radio station. John's station is an "Internet Pure-play" meaning on-line only, no transmitter required. "Our Musical Roots"  has listeners in 30 different countries around the world. John calls his format "Progressive Rock for Vintage Rockers."

Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack talk with John about the evolution of his Internet station from original idea, to business  plan and then finally the fun part, designing, building and bringing his dream to life.

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Topics: Internet Radio

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