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Jan232015

TWiRT 243 - Andy Laird: Shipwrecked!

Andy Laird’s resume includes a BA in Physics and a career of reaching positions of higher responsibility in television and radio engineering.  What’s not on his resume are things like sailing the Drake Passage, getting shipwrecked on a small island, and being a champion weight lifter. Chris Tarr and Chris Tobin join me talking with Andy Laird on TWiRT.

Guest:
Andy Laird, recently retired as VP and CTO at Journal Broadcast Group

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Chris Tarr, DoE - Entercom, Milwaukee
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 243 - Andy Laird: Shipwrecked!

Sunday
Jan182015

TWiRT 242 - Will Net Neutrality Kill MPLS?

Net Neutrality proposes that all Internet packets are treated equally - no buying a so-called “fast lane” where delivery is virtually guaranteed.  Broadcasters and other real-time data users depend on the MPLS protocol and pay extra for packet reliability - but is that really over the “Public Internet”.  We’re talking about it with Bob Holowenko on TWiRT.

Show links:
Blog: The Trap of Net Neutrality
MPLS uses DSCP Class of Service Tags.  What’s that?
Learn about MPLS - Multiprotocol Label Switching
MPLS Tutorial
And a video introduction to MPLS

Guest:
Bob Holowenko, Network Engineer @ve7wnk

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT is brought to you by Axia Audio and the new Fusion AoIP Mixing Console - packed with features and capabilities refined from over a decade’s worth of IP-Audio experience.  By the Telos ProSTREAM X/2 and 9X/2, audio processing and stream encoding software with adaptive streaming technolgy.  And by Lawo - and the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface.


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TWiRT 242 - Will Net Neutrality Kill MPLS?

Friday
Jan092015

TWiRT 241 - NRSC, Let's Do This Less Often

Every year AM stations in the US must measure their transmission for spectral purity.  Many AM stations say they can’t afford this.  Mark Persons presents a few ideas on NRSC measurements.  Plus he and Chris Tobin discuss sleuthing some really difficult interference problems.  

Show links:
Thoughts on NRSC Measurements
Sleuthing an Irritating Sound on the AM Band
Can You Fix this Harris MX-15 Exciter?
Pics from the Blackduck Transmitter Site
Fantastic Page of Tech Tips for Common Broadcast Equipment

Guest:
Mark Persons, Founder of M. W. Persons & Associates, Inc.

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT is brought to you by Axia Audio and the new Fusion AoIP Mixing Console - packed with features and capabilities refined from over a decade’s worth of IP-Audio experience.  By the Telos ProSTREAM X/2 and 9X/2, audio processing and stream encoding software with adaptive streaming technolgy.  And by Lawo - and the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface.


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TWiRT 241 - NRSC, Let's Do This Less Often

Wednesday
Dec242014

TWiRT 240 - War Stories of 2014 - with Shane Toven

2014 witnessed some major stories, changes, and advancements in broadcast technology.  Who better to talk about their implications than Radio magazine editor, Shane Toven?  Shane joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack talking about FCC enforcement, Rule changes, LPFM, EAS, new tech from green transmitters to IP-audio, and what we might expect from 2015.

Show links:
Radio Magazine

Guest:
Shane Toven, Editor - Radio Magazine

Host:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance & Delta Radio

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TWiRT is brought to you by Lawo - and the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface.   By the Telos Z/IP ONE IP-audio codec. Easy to set up and use, with sophisticated options under the hood.  And by  Axia Audio and the new Fusion AoIP Mixing Console - packed with features and capabilities refined from over a decade’s worth of IP-Audio experience. Axia Fusion is now shipping.


TWiRT 240 - War Stories of 2014 - with Shane Toven

Sunday
Dec212014

TWiRT 239 - Excellent Engineer, Wayne Pecena

Radio World named Wayne Pecena as the recipient of its 2014 Excellence in Engineering Award.  Would you like to know why?  Many engineers think of Wayne as their virtual mentor, and an authoritative source for learning new broadcast engineering skills, especially in computer networking.  Chris Tobin and I talk with Wayne about educating engineers.

Show links:
Radio World - “This Educator is an Aggie over IP”
SBE Education Webinars

Guest:
Wayne Pecena, Director of Engineering at Texas A&M University

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance & Delta Radio

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TWiRT is brought to you by Axia Audio and the new Fusion AoIP Mixing Console - packed with features and capabilities refined from over a decade’s worth of IP-Audio experience. Axia Fusion is now shipping.  By the Telos iPort PLUS - iPort PLUS is the Multi-Codec Gateway, connecting multiple channels over IP. And by Lawo - and the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface.  


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TWiRT 239 - Excellent Engineer, Wayne Pecena