Routing Alternate Content the Wright Way

Routing Alternate Content the Wright Way

By Tim Wright on Dec 6, 2017 12:25:00 PM

Many stations that carry sports programming—particularly pro sports broadcasts—are likely to be limited by league rules when it comes to streaming game broadcasts due to copyright regulations. As the flagship station for Chicago White Sox baseball and Chicago Bulls basketball, we are one such station here at WLS-AM in Chicago. Due to licensing restrictions of MLB and the NBA, WLS isn’t allowed to stream these teams’ games on their normal internet stream. Instead, alternate programming such as “Best of” editions of local or satellite-delivered shows—usually put together and aired by a producer in the control room—are routed to the internet stream.

To make the routing of the alternate content easier, I devised a solution using Axia Pathfinder. The only requirement is a spare PC capable of running Livewire audio drivers and VLC.

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Topics: IP Audio Network Routing & Control, Axia Audio, Axia Pathfinder

Meet Maciej Szlapka

Meet Maciej Szlapka

By Dave Sarkies on Dec 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

It's funny how things work out sometimes. If not for a hometown connection in the broadcast industry, Maciej Szlapka might have never even heard of the Telos Alliance. But when his studies required an international internship, his friend Piotr—a Telos Alliance dealer—recommended him to Steve Church. The rest, as they say, is history, and these days Maciej is approaching 20 years as a Telosian. We sat down with him recently for a review of his experience.

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Topics: Axia Audio, aoip, Telos Alliance

New Consoles in Newcastle

New Consoles in Newcastle

By Dave Sarkies on Nov 15, 2017 1:55:00 PM

Southern Cross Austereo is a major Australian broadcast network consisting of over 100 radio and TV stations across the country. Recently, SCA has made the move to AoIP and Axia at a number of their radio facilities, including moving their Newcastle operation – about two-and-a-half hours north of Sydney – into a new building earlier this year. The Newcastle location features two radio stations, KOFM 102.9 and NXFM Hit 106.9.

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Topics: Axia Audio, aoip, Axia Fusion

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

The Bisset Brief: Great Plains Spreads the Word with AoIP

The Bisset Brief: Great Plains Spreads the Word with AoIP

By John Bisset on Oct 11, 2017 10:55:00 AM

“What seems normal to one man is often simply a dream to another.” These were the words of Reverend Gene White in 1983 when he moved to southwestern Kansas from Chicago. Upon his arrival, Rev. White was astonished at how much he missed the positive influence of Christian radio as he scanned the dial in the Heartland and found no Christian radio.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Broadcast Engineering, aoip

5 Tips to Rock Your Support Experience

5 Tips to Rock Your Support Experience

By David Jablonski on Sep 27, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Having been at Telos for over 17 years (and in the Pro Audio industry for 10 years prior to that), I have had much experience with Customer Support. People frequently ask me, “What is the best way to get support from a vendor?”

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Topics: Axia Audio, Omnia Audio, Telos Systems, 25-Seven, Telos Alliance 24/7 Support

Retire the Soldering Iron

Retire the Soldering Iron

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

Add SOME COLOR!

Axia customers may not realize that we offer different colored fader caps for our consoles. Seen here is a picture of the Element console at Nebraska’s NETV (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications), a state network of public radio and television stations based in Lincoln, Nebraska, provided by NETV’s James Duchesneau. As you can see, they’ve added red caps on the host and guest mike faders, while the six gray caps designate AudioVAULT channels.

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Topics: Axia Audio, aoip, broadcast audio consoles

Telos, Axia a Ray of Light for Virginia Broadcast Engineer

Telos, Axia a Ray of Light for Virginia Broadcast Engineer

By Dave Sarkies on Aug 23, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Ray Lenz is a Senior Radio Engineer for WHRV / WHRO, NPR affiliate stations in Norfolk, VA. With an extensive family of repeaters across the region, the stations serve Eastern Virginia with NPR programming and a variety of music on WHRV, and classical music on WHRO. A consortium of local school districts own and operate the stations, along with a TV station.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Telos Systems, Livewire, Telos Z/IP ONE

Virtual Radio to Flush-Mounting: 3 Ways to Customize Your Axia Fusion

Virtual Radio to Flush-Mounting: 3 Ways to Customize Your Axia Fusion

By Krissy Rushing on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Axia designed the Fusion console with several things in mind: build quality to drool over, incredible intelligence that makes even newbs seem like experts, and perhaps what broadcast engineers value most, total flexibility. With features and capabilities informed by its rich IP-Audio experience, this is Axia's flagship surface, available in frame sizes to support consoles of 8 to 40 faders in single or multiple linked frames.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles, Axia Fusion, virtual radio, ip-tablet, flush mount console

Axia on a Roll in the Twin Cities

Axia on a Roll in the Twin Cities

By Tom Vernon on Jun 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM

You can't take your Axia studio with you. Or can you? Some would say no, but Steve Smit, Director of Engineering for Salem Media's Twin Cities operation figured out a way to do just that, and it has made his job a lot easier. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, Salem Media operates five stations AM 1280 The Patriot, AM 980 The Mission, AM 1440 KYCR Wall Street Radio Network, The Fish Twin Cities, and Wellness Radio 1570. One station was recently added, and studio renovation/construction projects are ongoing. There needed to be an oasis of order in the midst of the temporary chaos that accompanies any studio rehab.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles

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