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Jul122019

TWiRT 451 - Was StudioHub the de Facto Standard? with Mike Dosch

Some radio engineers were shocked this week when told they couldn’t buy StudioHub® adapters any more. Many - if not most - new radio studios depend on adapting RJ-45 jacks to XLR, ¼” TRS, or even RCA connectors. Will engineers everywhere need to take up soldering once again? Mike Dosch’s Angry Audio company is poised to prevent such a catastrophe.

Show Notes:
StudioHub® Pinout Guide
Angry Audio CAT5 Audio Cable Adapters & Kits
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
Resplendence - Advanced Windows System Tools
AES72-2019: AES standard on interconnections - Application of RJ45-type connectors and quad twisted pair cable for audio interconnections

Guest:
Michael Dosch - Senior Product Manager at Lawo & Founder of Angry Audio

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

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TWiRT 451 - Was StudioHub the de Facto Standard? with Mike Dosch

Thursday
Jun272019

TWiRT 450 - AoIP 15 Years Later with Jorge Garza

Audio over IP is commonplace now, but fifteen years ago it was barely known in broadcasting. Jorge Garza is the Director of Technology at Univision Radio in McAllen, Texas.  In 2004 Jorge took a look at Axia’s Livewire AoIP and said, “That’s what we’re going to do.” Now, 15 years later, Jorge is glad he made the first step into AoIP, and most of Univision’s other radio stations have done the same.

Show Notes:
Univision Communications in McAllen, TX
Univision in Austin Follows Jorge Garza’s Lead
In Tips of the Week, Kirk mentioned DWService.net for remote PC access

Guest:
Jorge Garza - Director of Technology at Univision Radio, McAllen, TX

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

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TWiRT 450 - AoIP 15 Years Later with Jorge Garza

Friday
Jun212019

TWiRT 449 - Watermarking Strategy with Paul Kriegler & Dr. Barry Blesser

Radio broadcasters in so-called “PPM Markets” are faced with managing two signals for each station. One is the audio program that listeners hear; the other is the watermark signal heard by Personal People Meters (PPM)™.  Broadcasters concerned with counting their listeners (all of them in a PPM market) must treat their watermark signal with similar care to their on-air audio. In this episode, Dr. Barry Blesser explains the science of audio watermarking. Then Paul Kriegler describes the Best Practices for making sure your watermark signal is consistently detected in the field. 



Show Notes:
NAB Pilot - Examining Ratings Watermarks: Voltair and the PPM
Audio Watermarking on Wikipedia
We mentioned Kantar Audio Watermarking
Audio Processing for Best On-Air Sound and for Watermark Encoding
BRR (Bit Rate Reduction) and Its Impact on Psychoacoustic Watermarks by Paul Shulins

Speaker:
Dr. Barry Blesser, Ph.D. - Director of Research, The Telos Alliance

Guest:
Paul Kriegler - Manager, US Omnia Sales

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

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TWiRT 449 - Watermarking Strategy with Paul Kriegler & Dr. Barry Blesser

Tuesday
Jun182019

TWiRT 448 - Climbing at 4? - with Mark Persons

Some broadcast engineers stumble into the profession.  Mark Persons’ engineering career seemed like destiny from an early age.  While Mark was recently awarded the SBE Engineer of the Year, his early childhood set him on this path.  From climbing to the ceiling at 4 years old, to teaching electronics in the Army, to repairing helicopter avionics in Viet Nam, to building a stellar reputation for quality radio engineering work and custom products, Mark Persons’ advice is worth hearing and using.  

Show Notes:
Huge collection of Tech Tips from a career in broadcast engineering (BOOKMARK THIS!)
Radio Engineering articles by Mark Persons
SBE Engnineer of the Year Award

Guest:
Mark Persons - Retired Founder of M. W. Persons & Associates

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

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TWiRT 448 - Climbing at 4? - with Mark Persons

Friday
Jun072019

TWiRT 447 - Jumpin' Juneau with Rich Parker

From budget cuts to aging equipment, along with fresh ideas and the latest technology - Rich Parker is keeping the member stations of Coast Alaska on-the-air and serving their communities.  Rich updates us on some of his recent technical challenges, as well as stories on troubleshooting under time and money pressure in America’s 49th state.



Show Notes:
Coast Alaska - Uniting Public Radio stations for more efficient operation and effective service
Rich’s photos from interesting sites…
KUCB Unalaska (near Dutch Harbor) - https://photos.app.goo.gl/r9H11FdP6uSMqqFT9
KRNN-KXLL Move Project (Auke Mt) - https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hw91ipU8CvfJYhXD7
KRBD Dish and C-Band TI issues - https://photos.app.goo.gl/EBEpGMKiG3zR15in9
Pieces and Parts - https://photos.app.goo.gl/DeHYQp8nEN2fBbu7A
JK Audio Bluetooth Audio receiver (& transmitter) for connection at the mixer


Guest:
Rich Parker - Director of Engineering at Coast Alaska

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

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TWiRT 447 - Jumpin' Juneau with Rich Parker