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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

The First Olympics on Television

Posted by Denny Sanders on Feb 21, 2018 11:50:00 AM

With the Winter Olympics in full swing in PyeongChang and many of us watching a 1080p picture with beautiful surround sound (shameless plug:  courtesy of Telos Alliance’s Linear Acoustic division), we might want to spend a moment to take a look at the first Olympics ever to be televised, the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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Topics: Television, Broadcast History

TWiRT 383 - Single Frequency Networks with Hal Kneller

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Feb 18, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Single Frequency Networks, or SFNs: European FM broadcasters have been using them for decades. Now, US and other broadcasters around the world are extending coverage and filling in coverage holes using synchronized FM transmitters.  Hal Kneller consults SFN projects and discussed the technology and techniques.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

Axia IP-Tablet Wins Best of Show Award at European Radio Show / Salon de la Radio 2018!

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Feb 15, 2018 8:16:20 AM

The 2018 European Radio Show / Le Salon de la Radio took place at the Charlie Parker Centre of the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, January 25–27. There, Axia and Livewire partner IP-Studio won a Best of Show Award for Salon de la Radio for the Axia IP-Tablet Virtual Radio Software and all its innovative implementations at the booth demo.

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Topics: axia ip-tablet

Italy’s RPZ chooses Axia for Revamped Studios

Posted by Fiore Confuorto on Feb 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Italy’s Radio Punto Zero (RPZ), a historic station in Italy’s Campania region, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, RPZ embarked on a path of renewal and innovation, including assessing the methods and equipment dedicated to radio production at their facility, and upgrading their systems. What resulted was a move to Axia Livewire+ AES67 Audio over IP technology.

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Topics: Livewire, Telos Hx2, Radio Punto Zero, Axia iQ

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

TWiRT 382 - Envisioning Virtual Studios

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Feb 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

What might the radio studios of tomorrow look like?  What equipment is in them? What equipment is not in them?  Could the studio’s future really be “cushions and daylight” as one radio futurist has said? We’re live at the Cleveland headquarters of the Telos Alliance, talking with colleagues about where our studio technologies are headed.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

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

A Radio Service That Might Have Been

Posted by Denny Sanders on Feb 7, 2018 3:27:00 PM

With the diminishment or the actual shutting down of AM radio in many parts of the world, there is one advantage of AM which should not be forgotten: The potential coverage of large areas of geography.

Some years ago, when the FCC proposed expanding the AM band to 1700 kHz, I had an idea.

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Topics: Radio History, AM Radio, Broadcast History

TWiRT 381 - Stupidity with Tom Ray

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Feb 2, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Tom Ray says his superpower is the ability to attract stupidity. But, being a clever engineer he deals with it swifty and moves on. Tom joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack for this episode on stupidity - how to identify it, how to deal with it, and what we can learn from it.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality


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