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Aug232019

TWiRT 457 - Positive Engineering with Brian Kerkan and Jim Hoge

Remember the Texar Audio Prism? Did you know that Glen Clark had some partners in the development and rollout of the Prism? Jim Hoge worked with Glen on the Texar Audio Prism. Jim also founded WPOZ-FM, often the #1 station in Orlando. Brian Kerkan is another talented engineer, also known for excellent audio processing and and professional approach. Brian and Jim join us on TWiRT to talk about breakthroughs in older technology, and today’s new operating paradigms as we move toward sensible virtualization. 

Show Notes:
Z Radio, Orlando, FL
The Texar Audio Prism Story
Rivendell Radio Automation

Guests:
Brian Kerkan - Director of Engineering - Z Radio Group
Jim Hoge - President/Founder - Z Radio Group

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

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TWiRT 457 - Positive Engineering with Brian Kerkan and Jim Hoge

Friday
Aug162019

TWiRT 456 - Where We're Going We Don't Need a Tower, with Mark Voris and Jeff Heins

Driving to meet Jeff Heins at MyBridge Radio Network, I couldn’t believe it; the building at the studio address had no STL tower, but another building just ½ block farther had a big STL tower, full of antennas. Despite feeding seven full-power FM transmitters and ten FM translators, MyBridge Radio uses no traditional STL microwave links. Every audio link, whether contribution, distribution, or in-house mixing and routing, is entire in the AoIP domain. (The other building with the traditional STL tower is "Broadcast House" - a multi-station commercial radio cluster.)  Jeff Heins joins us along with Mark Voris, Chief Engineer at Spirit Catholic Radio.

Show Notes:
MyBridge Radio Network
pfSense - Open Source Firewall
Spirit Catholic Radio Network

Guests:
Jeff Heins - Chief Engineer at MyBridge Radio Network
Mark Voris - Chief Engineer at Spirit Catholic Radio

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

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TWiRT 456 - Where We're Going We Don't Need a Tower, with Mark Voris and Jeff Heins

Thursday
Aug082019

TWiRT 455 - Don't Be That Curmudgeon with Shane Toven

Traveling to mountaintop transmitter sites allows for some "road thinking". Shane Toven is analyzing listeners' habits and loyalties, and joins us with thoughts and advice about OTA transmission and streaming to smart speakers. Plus, Chris and Shane discuss the engineer’s role in broadcasters’ efforts to make their content easily findable on digital platforms. And, what can go wrong at transmitter sites that may only get one engineering visit each year.

Show Notes:
Kevin Kidd talks about copper theft on a previous TWiRT show
Getting the Most Time Spent Listening from Smart Speaker Listeners
Shane Toven joins us from a mountain transmitter site on a previous episode

Guest:
Shane Toven - Field Engineer, Educational Media Foundation

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

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TWiRT 455 - Don't Be That Curmudgeon with Shane Toven

Thursday
Aug012019

TWiRT 454 - Audio Processing from Z100 to Now with Frank Foti

From Scott Shannon and Z100, New York, to the most critical recording and audio in popular music, Frank Foti is relentless in pursuit of clean audio that stands above the crowd. Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack welcome Frank in discussing the audio processing that helped Z100 go from “worst to first” and has lifted thousands of radio stations to commanding positions on the radio dial.

Show Notes:
WHTZ Z100 New York - Z100's First Day Sign On - Scott Shannon - Aug 2, 1983
James Brown at Z100 with Scott Shannon
Legends of Audio Round Table with Frank Foti (NAB 2018)
Mr. Frank Foti NAB 2013 - Radio Engineering Achievement Award
Radio 4.0. The New Frontier of Audio Design

Guest:
Frank Foti - Executive Chairman, The Telos Alliance

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

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TWiRT 454 - Audio Processing from Z100 to Now with Frank Foti

Thursday
Jul252019

TWiRT 453 - Studio Mic Design with John Peluso

Can fine studio mics, designed decades ago, be improved? John Peluso says, “Yes!!” John owns Peluso Microphone Lab. He and his family build world-class microphones, designed to equal or better the performance of classic recording studio mics.  They’ve also developed new mic designs for special purposes. John Peluso and Chris Newitt join us on TWiRT!

Show Notes:
Peluso Microphone Lab
BEEHiVE Productions
Video: What Goes Into Making a High Quality Microphone
Studio Session Video Recording from WBGO

Guests:
John Peluso - Founder, Peluso Microphone Lab
Chris Newitt - Marketing & Applications at Peluso Microphone Lab

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

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TWiRT 453 - Studio Mic Design with John Peluso