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Dave Sarkies

Dave Sarkies is the Social Media Community & Content Coordinator for The Telos Alliance. Dave's background includes experience not only in social media, blogging, writing, and other editorial areas, but also as a radio news reporter and occasional DJ. Based in the Telos home office in Cleveland, Dave joined the Telos team in 2014. Aside for an enthusiasm for radio he shares with the rest of the Telos staff, Dave is an avid music fan, and thrilled to be in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World.

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Radio Solutions for Streaming Audio: How to Create the Stream of Your Dreams

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), streaming audio revenue has grown by more than 1,000% over the last decade. With the popularity of smart speakers and similar devices, the expectation is for streaming revenue to continue to climb, opening up a great opportunity for broadcasters.

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Topics: Streaming Audio, broadcast streaming, Z/IPStream

AES67, AoIP, and Virtual / Cloud Broadcasting Sessions at NAB 2018!

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In addition to showing exciting broadcast tools, the Telos Alliance demonstrates its continued commitment to keeping broadcasters up to speed on the latest concepts and technologies with several important educational sessions at NAB 2018.

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Topics: Telos Allilance, NAB 2018

A Walk Down the Aisle with BGS at NAB 2018

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 14, 2018 12:55:00 PM

As a longtime Telos Alliance dealer, our friends at Broadcasters General Store (BGS) are among the many members of our extended family that we love to catch up with at NAB. We caught up with Dave, Kerry, and Kandice to get their thoughts on this year's show, and their experience at NAB over the years. 

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Topics: Telos Allilance, Broadcasters General Store, NAB 2018

Infinity IP Intercom Launches in Radio Market

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Mar 7, 2018 11:55:00 AM

Since its introduction to the television market at IBC last September, where it received a Best of Show award from a panel of media industry experts, the Telos Infinity IP Intercom has been widely accepted across the television industry. Now the innovative intercom device will be introduced to the radio market at next month’s NAB show in Las Vegas.

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Topics: Telos Systems, Infinity, Intercom

AoIP Comes to IPR

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Feb 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Gary Langley is Chief Broadcast Engineer at Interlochen Public Radio, a service of the Interlochen Center for the Arts consisting of two radio stations featuring fine arts and public affairs programming for Northwest Lower Michigan and reaching into the state's Upper Peninsula. A relative newcomer to Audio over IP, Gary says learning the ropes of AoIP was simple thanks to a fresh Axia installation at IPR shortly before he came on. But it wasn't just a transition to AoIP for Gary—it was a transition to radio from the TV world. Gary tells us how Axia, AoIP, and VoIP have made his dual transitions easier than he'd have expected.

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Topics: aoip, Axia Pathfinder, Telos VX

Omnia Rocks Fort Wayne

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Feb 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Robbie Mack is Program Director and Brand Manager with Adams Radio Group in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Though not an engineer, Robbie has a keen ear for quality audio. We sat down with him to find out why Omnia processors have been the right solution for his stations.

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Topics: Audio Processing, Omnia.9, Omnia VOLT

Program & Process Your Stream for Success

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Feb 7, 2018 4:11:01 PM

Harry Lyles is President of Lyles Media Group and UrbanRadio.com, a network of streaming audio stations broadcasting various styles and eras of urban music. Harry is also a longtime programmer and programming consultant. With expertise in both programming and streaming audio, he frequently consults with urban stations across the country. Harry knows quality audio. We sat down with Harry to get his views on best practices for the programming and processing for broadcast streams.

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Topics: Streaming Audio, Z/IPStream X/2, Harry Lyles

Overcoming AM Noise in Tampa

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 31, 2018 11:50:00 AM

Neal Ardman is President of NIA Broadcasting, which owns and operates radio stations across the state of Florida. Recently we sat down with Neal for a quick discussion of his success with the Omnia VOLT for NIA’s Classic Hip Hop station in Tampa, WTMP-AM.

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Topics: Omnia VOLT

Z/IPStream Update: Wave Goodbye to Silverlight

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 24, 2018 12:41:51 PM

As a result of conversations with end users and Telos Alliance Support, as well as a few tech updates, Z/IPStream R/1 is better than ever.

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Topics: Streaming Audio, stream processing, z/ipstream r/1

Into the Valley of AoIP at VPR

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 24, 2018 11:55:00 AM

Broadcasting from Fresno and Bakersfield, Valley Public Radio is the NPR affiliate for the greater San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Founded in 1978 and celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, VPR recently moved into a new facility in Clovis, just outside Fresno, which included upgrades to Axia Fusion consoles in multiple studios and Telos VX phone system. We checked in with Director of Program Content Joe Moore for an update on the new digs.

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Topics: aoip, Telos VX, Axia Fusion, Valley Public Radio


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