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TWiRT 404 - Two-Mile-High Transmitters in Denver

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jul 23, 2018 3:33:00 PM

Radio station owners may come and go, but top engineering talent often stays the course. Brad Hart is DoE at the Bonneville cluster of radio stations in Denver. He’s maintained attractive, effective studios and reliable transmitter sites that cover Denver and beyond. John Bisset joins us as well to talk about reliable engineering in the Mile High City.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 403 - Streaming Tech Today with Rockie Thomas & Sean Lozensky

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jul 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Thousands of radio stations are streaming online, but what’s next? What can broadcasters do to make sure their Internet streams are available and compelling?  And, what’s needed from a technical perspective to allow those streams to make money from digital ad placement? Rockie Thomas and Sean Lozensky have 20 years of streaming and digital ad experience, and they’re sharing this advice and knowledge with us on TWiRT.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 402 - High on a Mountain with Shane Toven

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jul 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Shane Toven joins us from a mountaintop transmitter site in Wyoming - nearly 9,000 feet above sea level! Caring for about 30 transmitter sites across 3 states, Shane has plenty to share with us about high-altitude broadcast engineering and maintenance. Chris Tobin is here as well with comparisons to his big city experience and practices.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 401 - Ripped from the Headlines

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jun 28, 2018 11:00:00 AM

More proposed regulations for EAS and WEA procedures… Podcasting is becoming even more prominent as the largest US radio broadcaster demonstrates by recent hiring… The World Broadcasting Union wants protection for C-band satellite antennas… And there’s a free, 2-day seminar for new and returning ABIP inspectors.  Oh, and 35 engineers are getting new FM transmitters!

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 400 - War Stories with Chris Wygal

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jun 25, 2018 3:44:28 PM

Chris Wygal is here for this milestone 400th episode of TWiRT!  Chris relates a couple of War Stories, including using what you have to get the job done - even if it’s a machete. Chris Tobin reveals how to get antennas placed at the top of trees. And we all discuss the shortage of broadcast engineers and how to make a career move gracefully.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 399 - All-Digital Radio with Chuck Kelly

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jun 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Catching up with Chuck Kelly is always a treat! Chuck’s insights into AM and FM radio - both analog and digital - help the rest of us see what’s important and what will be important in the coming months and years.  We’re talking about HDRadio, DAB, DAB+, and DRM, as well as when it might be right to turn off analog radio services. Plus, Chuck extols the benefits of the new FT8 digital mode for Amateur Radio operators.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 398 - What's Next with Gary Kline

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

When you visit a couple dozen radio stations around the world in a month, you get to see what the most forward-thinking broadcasters are up to.  Gary Kline is sharing this valuable experience and information with Chris and Kirk, as we look to see what’s next for radio broadcasters and engineers.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 397 - Remote Broadcast Strategies with Chris Ark

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

"Remote Broadcast Setups and Strategies for the Young Broadcast Engineer" - that's an article authored by Chris Ark.  He specializes in planning and executing successful live broadcasts from a variety of venues. Chris shares his advice, tips, and tricks to help us avoid problems and assure high quality audio and execution at live outside broadcasts.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 396 - Hamvention & Summer Site Advice with Charlie Wooten

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on May 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The Most Interesting Ham in Broadcast Engineering, Charlie Wooten, is our guest. He’s just back from the Dayton Hamvention with a report on Contesting, thoughts on DXing, and broadcast transmitter site wisdom - especially for the hot summer months ahead.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

TWiRT 394 - Barry Thomas on AoIP Mistakes

By Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on May 11, 2018 1:00:00 PM

What mistakes can you make when building or expanding your Audio over IP network?  Barry Thomas has installed and maintained several different AoIP networks and knows more than one way to mess it up.  The good news he’s sharing with us the right ways to ensure reliability and great performance from today’s broadcast infrastructure systems.  Chris Tobin has his own experiences, too, and shares his insights.

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Topics: audio, Broadcast Engineering

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