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TWiRT 427 - Wisdom & Tales from the Trenches with Gary Liebisch

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jan 11, 2019 2:54:00 PM

Perhaps the best time to ask an expert for advice is when he or she is full of it! Gary Liebisch, recently retired from a position at Nautel Ltd., has a lifetime of experience, knowledge, and insight into broadcast infrastructure - especially transmission systems. Gary teaches both by using humor and by serious instruction.  We get both from Gary in this fast-paced show as he joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack with “Wisdom and Tales from the Trenches.”

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 426 - NTP, PTP, AES67, & SMPTE 2110 with Ken Tankel

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jan 4, 2019 4:15:31 PM

Broadcast infrastructure is adopting another protocol - this one makes possible the seamless integration of Video and Audio over IP within the AES67 and other standards, such as SMPTE2110.  There’s a lot that’s new here, so we’ve brought in Ken Tankel, Senior Product Specialist with the Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group. Ken’s been teaching this technology for several years, and making it work flawlessly at numerous broadcast facilities.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 424 - Know the Past to Grow Today with James Copeland

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Dec 21, 2018 3:51:00 PM

Who knows what experiences and technologies will greet today’s younger broadcast engineers? James Copeland has a fresh university degree, and is creatively engineering at KSDB-FM at Kansas State University. Brought up on Amateur Radio, James is making his engineering future unfold while cherishing older broadcast technologies.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 423 - Talk Radio Talent & Tech with Walter Sabo

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Dec 14, 2018 3:41:00 PM

Walter Sabo knows talk radio. He’s been consulting some of the most successful talk shows and talk networks for decades. Now Walter joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack for an enlightening conversation about what’s wrong with today’s talk radio, and how engineers can play a key role in bringing listeners, success, and ratings to great radio programming.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 422 - Today's Streaming Tech with Sam Sousa

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Dec 10, 2018 3:32:00 PM

Making money from Internet streaming has a key prerequisite: Getting the tech right! These days, broadcasters’ streaming audio can encompass a lot more than just encoding the Program feed. With proper metadata signaling a broadcaster can insert targeted ads - just what advertisers are looking for. Sam Sousa is the Senior Solutions Consultant at Triton Digital and joins us to explain what makes this targeting possible.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 420 - Hurricane Recovery with Charlie Wooten

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Nov 16, 2018 4:41:00 PM

What does an award-winning broadcast engineer do with a hurricane? Whatever it takes. Charlie Wooten is Director of Engineering and IT at iHeartMedia in Panama City, Florida.  He plans ahead to keep iHeart’s AM and FM transmitters and studios on-air. But, a hurricane is difficult to plan for. Charlie joins us with photos and stories from Hurricane Michael’s devastation to broadcast facilities and infrastructure in Florida.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 418 - Radio Travelogue with Mark Humphrey

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Nov 2, 2018 1:35:00 PM

Wherever you travel there’s probably a radio station nearby. Mark Humphrey took some vacation time to travel out west, stopping on the way to visit a radio museum and radio and TV stations. Plus we talk about how FM translators are providing what’s essentially “Primary” service to one rural Pennsylvania valley.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 417 - Match Game TWiRT from New York

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Oct 19, 2018 3:38:00 PM

The Giz Wiz, Dick DeBartolo, joins us for TWiRT, on location in New York City! We check out some audio gadgets, talk about the AES and NAB conventions, and play a few rounds of Match Game.  Andrew Zarian joins us, too!

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 416 - Great Sound Matters Most

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Oct 12, 2018 1:12:00 PM

What are today’s trends in FM audio processing? Is it cleaner? Less smashed? More thoughtful? Paul Kriegler, former Program Director and now Omnia’s factory rep for the US, joins us for an update on FM and streaming audio processing. Plus we delve into AES192, and how it can make a positive difference for FM signals.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

TWiRT 415 - Wrap It Up and Get Started

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Oct 8, 2018 1:01:00 PM

Chris Tobin reviews some of the best broadcast engineering info from the Central Canada Broadcast Engineers conference (CCBE). Plus, winners from the SBE 2018 Annual Membership Meeting, and RF spectrum repacking - lots of transmitter site work to make way for about 50 MHz of new mobile carrier spectrum.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio

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