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Jan152018

TWiRT 378 - Keeping HD Aligned with Alan Jurison

In HD Radio’s earlier days, a fixed architecture offered fixed time alignment between FM analog and its HD1 signal.  Today’s HD transmission systems are far more flexible, but time alignment can vary resulting in a confusing listener experience.  Alan Jurison with iHeart Radio is an expert on this topic. He joins us to talk about making sure FM/HD listeners get the best experience possible.

Show Links:
NRSC-G203: NRSC IBOC Time and Level Alignment Guideline
HD Radio Time and Level Alignment - from Experi and DTS
Justin HD Radio Delay Processor
A Better Listener Experience - Nautel Presentation on HD Radio Time Alignment
Belar FMHD-1Precision Monitor/Analyzer

Guest:
Alan Jurison - Senior Operations Engineer, iHeart Media

Host:
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 378 - Keeping HD Aligned with Alan Jurison

Friday
Dec292017

TWiRT 377 - Virtualizing in 2018

We keep running upon the subject of Virtual Radio, or Virtualizing Radio.  Chris Tobin and I imagine both good consequences and unfortunate ones as broadcasters implement more virtualization strategies.  Sure, saving money could be a motivator for virtualizing, but Chris asks, “How will you improve your broadcast product with the money saved?”  Kirk points out the increased flexibility of virtual tech allows more localism with less effort.

Show Links:
Live webcam stream from Kirk’s Smokey Mountain studio
ENCO1 virtualized automation playout system
Telos Alliance landing page for Virtual Radio - interviews and resources
Lawo landing page for Virtual Radio

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 BSW - Broadcast Supply Worldwide, with big discounts and easy overnight shipping. And right now it’s Christmas for the ‘Caster at BSWUSA.com.   By the Telos Alliance, introducing Virtual Radio technology.  Explore Virtual Radio at TelosAlliance.com.  And by the new Ruby console from Lawo. With AutoMix smart mixing and a context-sensitive user interface. See Lawo in your future at lawo.com/twirt.

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TWiRT 377 - Virtualizing in 2018

Thursday
Dec212017

TWiRT 376 - How To: Live Video Production for Radio

With social media platforms catering to video, “Visual Radio” is more than just industry buzz.  On the heels of a Washington, DC, symposium on the subject, Chris Tobin shows us the technical setup for a low-budget, yet effective video webcast from WBGO-FM in Newark, NJ. We look at the cameras, connections, interfaces, and software used to create a video version of a traditionally radio-only event.

Show Links:
Newark Today from WBGO-FM
Sony PXWX70 video camera
AJA UTAP|HDMI
vMix video production & streaming software
HDVMixer video production & streaming software & hardware (PDF)

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

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TWiRT 376 - How To: Live Video Production for Radio

Friday
Dec152017

TWiRT 375 - Podcast Engineering School

Many skills required for broadcast engineering are directly applicable to podcast engineering and production. Chris Curren teaches broadcast and podcast engineering skills, including mixing, fixing, loudness, and using plugins

Guests:
Chris Curren - Podcast Producer, Audio Engineer, Host, Lead Instructor at Podcast Engineering School

Show Links:
Podcast Engineering School
Loudness Units - LUFS and LKFS explained

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

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TWiRT 375 - Podcast Engineering School

Saturday
Dec092017

TWiRT 374 - Boston Radio with Jim Armstrong

Everyone starts somewhere, and Jim Armstrong started right near the top - in Boston radio! We’re talking early days of on-air traffic reporting, some technical perspectives from those days, and about Jim’s big switch to broadcast equipment sales; lessons here all of us engineers can learn from.

Guests:
Jim Armstrong - Eastern US Sales Manager, Telos-Omnia-Axia

Show Links:
Entercom Radio - Boston

Host:
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 374 - Boston Radio with Jim Armstrong