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Aug082014

TWiRT 223 - Yea Engineering with Rob Chickering

What’s an engineer to do when the talent loves technology as much as he does?  Roll with it and have fun!  Rob Chickering is the VP of Operations and Engineering for Yea Networks - the house that Kidd Kraddick built.  Rob joins us to show off his fantastic radio studios in Dallas, and talk about how engineers can be just as creative as major-league talent.

Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack talk with Rob on this episode of TWiRT.

Link from the show:
The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show

Guest:
Rob Chickering, VP Operations and Engineering, Yea Networks

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT is brought to you by  the Telos Hx6 talkshow system - perfect for request line callers and serious newsmakers alike.  6 lines and 2 digtally clear Telos hybrids in one rack unit - the Telos Hx6 talkshow system.  By, Lawo - maker of the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - Intuitive, progressive, and focused - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface. And by Axia - consoles, mixing engines, intercoms, phones, audio processors - only Axia connects to so much, so easily.


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TWiRT 223 - Yea Engineering with Rob Chickering

Friday
Aug012014

TWiRT 222 - Roots Radio with John Stephens

John Stephens describes himself as a Serial Entrepreneur. After 35 years working in all forms of the media John finally got around to his lifelong dream of building and operating a radio station. John's station is an "Internet Pure-play" meaning on-line only, no transmitter required. "Our Musical Roots"  has listeners in 30 different countries around the world. John calls his format "Progressive Rock for Vintage Rockers"

Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack talk with John about the evolution of his Internet station from original idea, to business  plan and then finally the fun part, designing, building and bringing his dream to life.

Links from the show:
Our Musical Roots Radio
Arrakis DigiLink HD automation
Securenet Systems

Guest:
John Stephens, Founder of Our Musical Roots Radio

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT is brought to you by  Lawo - maker of the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - Intuitive, progressive, and focused - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface. And by the Telos VX multi-studio, multi-line talkshow system. VX is the first broadcast phone system natively supporting VoIP and SIP.  Meet the Telos VX talkshow system at Telos-Systems.com.


 

TWiRT 222 - Roots Radio with John Stephens

Monday
Jul282014

TWiRT 221 - Engineering for Non-Engineers with Skip Pizzi

For most of us engineers, our jobs would be easier if our colleagues understood a bit more about broadcast engineering.  Skip Pizzi has finished updating the fourth edition of “A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers”.  He joins us for a fascinating look at this updated book, and how both engineers and non-engineers benefit from broadening their engineering horizons.

Link from the show:
A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers

Guest:
Skip Pizzi, NAB Senior Director, New Media Technologies

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT is brought to you by  Lawo - maker of the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - Intuitive, progressive, and focused - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface. And by the Telos Hx6 and Telos iQ6 talkshow systems.  Affordable, beautiful, and powerful, with the best-sounding phone hybrids ever made.  


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TWiRT 221 - Engineering for Non-Engineers with Skip Pizzi

Monday
Jul212014

TWiRT 220 - War Stories with Mark Jensen

OK, it’s “War Stories Lite”.  Mark Jensen is well-known among podcasters as the go-to guy for solid reviews of equipment for home and small studios.  His web site, NewMediaGear.com, is a resource for studio-makers and other gear-heads seeking a professional’s take on items from microphones to mixers. Mark shares his wisdom and years of experience with Chris Tobin and me on this episode.

Note: This episode ends abruptly due to the recording having become corrupt.

Guest: Mark Jensen, Founder, New Media Gear

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP Solutionist, Content Creator Solutions
Kirk Harnack, VP – Telos Systems – www.telos-systems.com

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Lawo – maker of the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console – Intuitive, progressive, and focused – crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface.

And by the Telos Hx1 and Hx2 digital telephone hybrids.  There’s a right way to put callers on your show, or conduct telephone interviews.  The Telos Hx1 or 2-line Hx2 are simply the very best phone hybrids anywhere. Find out why at Telos-Systems.com.


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TWiRT 220 – War Stories with Mark Jensen

Friday
Jul042014

TWiRT 219 - Alaskan Engineering with Rich Parker

What’s it like to maintain broadcast stations in Alaska’s rough geography?  Richard Parker joins Chris Tobin to talk about adjusting to life in Alaska after 17 years in Vermont.  As Director of Engineering for CoastAlaska, Richard says he stands on the shoulders of some great Public Radio Engineers.  Ever wonder what it takes to ship equipment  or emergency spare parts to your station in Alaska? Rich explains what not to do and how to avoid the 1000 mile several day detour your package will take. Plus Rich explains how the new AoIP and other IP technologies at his stations keeps the station staff happy while he is several hours away at other studios and transmitters.

Links from the show:
CoastAlaska Public Radio Consortium

Guest:
Richard Parker, Director of Engineering, CoastAlaska, Juneau, AK

Host:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist

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TWiRT is brought to you by  Lawo - maker of the new crystalCLEAR virtual radio console - Intuitive, progressive, and focused - crystalClear is the radio console with a mutli-touch touchscreen interface.

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TWiRT 219 - Alaskan Engineering with Rich Parker