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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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AoIP Comes to IPR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Powerful OmniaSST Processing Software Updates with New Release

By Dave Sarkies on Jan 17, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Since its initial release, Omnia and our audio processing powerhouse Hans van Zutphen have been working hard to make OmniaSST, the software package that transforms your PC into a powerful audio processor, even more robust. Now we're ready to release the exciting upgrades included in v8.53, the latest version.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, omniasst, Hans van Zutphen

Axia Helps Johns Hopkins' Remote Learning Students Shine

By Dave Sarkies on Jan 17, 2018 11:25:00 AM

Every now and then, we come across a unique implementation of our gear outside the realm of broadcast. One such installation can be found at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, one of the premier medical schools in the U.S., where the Bloomberg School of Public Health uses four full Axia studios for their online learning program. Dom DeLauney, Online Learning Production Supervisor, explains how an elite medical school came to require four audio studios full of Axia gear.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles, Axia Fusion

To Infinity and Beyond: Celebrating 2017

By Dave Sarkies on Dec 27, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Every year the Telos Alliance attends broadcast industry trade shows and events across the globe to introduce exciting new products and innovations. But 2017 was different, as we debuted some of our most innovative products yet, from the versatile Omnia VOLT audio processor to the groundbreaking Telos Infinity IP Intercom.

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Topics: nab 2017, Omnia VOLT, 25-Seven TVC-15, Linear Acoustic AMS, ip-tablet, IBC 2017, Infinity

Smart Speakers 101 for Radio Broadcasters: Get out of Radio and Get into Audio

By Dave Sarkies on Dec 13, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Shopping for holiday gifts? Smart speakers make great gifts for those into the latest tech. Maybe you’ve requested one yourself, or know someone who has; they're sure to be on lots of gift lists this holiday season. There’s certainly a lot of buzz around smart speakers, and that’s good news for broadcasters.

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Topics: Podcasting, Broadcasting, smart speakers

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