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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Telos Alliance CEO Frank Foti Honored with Two NewBay Industry Innovator Awards

Telos Alliance CEO Frank Foti Honored with Two NewBay Industry Innovator Awards

By Dave Sarkies on Nov 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The Telos Alliance is proud to announce that CEO Frank Foti has been named one of only two recipient of two NewBay Industry Innovator Awards as presented by Radio World and Radio magazine.

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Topics: Audio Processing, Frank Foti, Broadcast Engineering

KHOWL Intercepts Local Listeners with Livewire

KHOWL Intercepts Local Listeners with Livewire

By Dave Sarkies on Nov 1, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Snarl Greywolf is Co-Owner and General Manager at KHOWL (KHWL 98.7), the local rock station in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, about 105 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. KHOWL maintains a big presence in the local community, appearing at just about every event in the area. Live broadcasts are lifeblood, and as a relative newcomer to the area, having operated only about five years, doing so many remotes at local events and getting in front of people is how KHOWL has made a name for itself.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Telos Systems, Livewire

Scary Stories of Broadcasts Past

Scary Stories of Broadcasts Past

By Dave Sarkies on Oct 25, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Working in radio can be a lot of fun. Being on the air, playing the hits, and broadcasting exciting live events are just some of the elements that have drawn people to radio for years. But it can be a little scary at times too. With Halloween around the corner, we thought we'd share a few scary stories of some of our Telos Alliance colleagues from their days in radio. From failed equipment at live remotes to creepy warehouses to the dreaded dead air, we've got you covered. Read their tales here... If it's not too frightening.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Broadcast

A Journey to Rivendell

A Journey to Rivendell

By Dave Sarkies on Oct 25, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Paravel cofounder Fred Gleason (President and Chief Developer)
Paravel cofounder Fred Gleason

Originally developed for Salem Communications in the early 2000s, Rivendell is a widely-used radio automation program. After developing the system using the open-source Linux platform and tweaking it to do automation the way Salem did it, Rivendell creator (now President and Chief Developer) Fred Gleason, who had worked for Salem himself, founded Paravel Systems. We sat down for a chat with Fred recently to get the story of Paravel and how Rivendell came about.

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Topics: Livewire Partners, Paravel Systems, Rivendell Automation

Columbus Indie Alternative Survives and Thrives

Columbus Indie Alternative Survives and Thrives

By Dave Sarkies on Oct 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Randy MalloyEvery once in a while we come across a broadcaster or radio station so interesting and unique, we have to tell the story. Earlier this year the Telos Alliance van paid a visit to one such station, just a couple hours south of our Cleveland headquarters. There, in Ohio’s state capital of Columbus, is independent CD 102.5 (WWCD), the Alternative Station.

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Topics: CD 102.5, independent radio, Columbus, OH

Jason Wisnieski: Renaissance Man

Jason Wisnieski: Renaissance Man

By Dave Sarkies on Oct 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Jason sporting a handlebar moustacheAs he nears the 20 year mark with the company, we sat down with Telos Systems Product Manager Jason Wisnieski for his career backstory, his view of the industry, and what it means to be part of the Alliance. Hear what the Telos veteran, wearer of handlebar moustache, and resident renaissance man has to say.

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Topics: Telos Systems, Telos Alliance

Omnia Provides Xtra Listener Satisfaction

Omnia Provides Xtra Listener Satisfaction

By Dave Sarkies on Oct 11, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Patrick van den HoekWhen the owner of Spain’s XtraFM 92.7 decided to sell, he wanted the buyer to be someone with ‘Radio DNA’—someone familiar with the industry who really cared about the station, and wouldn’t buy it simply as a money-making venture. Otherwise he was going to take it off the air. Enter Patrick van den Hoek, broadcast engineer at XtraFM for seven years. When the offer to buy the station was extended, Patrick didn’t have to think it over for too long.

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Topics: Audio Processing, omnia.11`, Omnia

College Radio: Igniting the Soul

College Radio: Igniting the Soul

By Dave Sarkies on Oct 5, 2017 10:10:00 AM

Down on the lower end of the FM dial is where you’ll find them… Diligently plugging away, sometimes sounding as if they’re not so sure of themselves, playing music you’ve likely never heard before. Depending on what you hear, you may feel it’s not your cup of tea and tune your radio to something more mainstream.

But do you ever get tired of mainstream and feel like you want something a little different? Then I invite you to stick around a while, bear with the young DJ spinning the tunes, and open your ears to something you don’t always hear on mainstream radio. Welcome to the wonderful world of college radio.

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Topics: college radio, College Radio Day

Live(wire) in Canada!

Live(wire) in Canada!

By Dave Sarkies on Oct 4, 2017 11:30:00 AM

This past weekend was the annual conference of the CCBE (Central Canada Broadcast Engineers) outside Toronto. The proceedings featured a small-scale interoperability event similar to the AES Plugfest, and a keynote presentation on the benefits of AES67 and AES70. Our Jeff McGinley attended along with Tyler Everitt, from our Canadian dealer Pippin, so we caught up with them for a review.

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Topics: AES67, aoip, AES70

IBC 2017: Big Announcements, Big Awards

IBC 2017: Big Announcements, Big Awards

By Dave Sarkies on Sep 20, 2017 1:35:00 PM

Another IBC has come and gone, and this year's visit to Amsterdam was another exciting and successful one! The booth was packed, the champagne flowed for our big new product announcement, and by the end of the five-day show two major awards were in our hands, cementing our position as the leader in broadcast innovation. After such a whirlwind show, you'd think we'd want to take a break, but we're super psyched and looking forward to bringing our latest solutions to audiences across the globe.

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Topics: ip-tablet, IBC 2017, Infinity

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