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Apr092014

TWiRT 207 - Mike Adams - First Response Radio

First Response Radio - on-site within 72 hours of a natural disaster where other mass communications are crippled - provides needed humanitarian information at the right time.  Mike Adams, an accomplished broadcast engineer, leads the mission to design and deploy suitcase-sized broadcast studios and radio transmitters.  We’re talking with Mike and learning about First Response Radio’s mission, operations, and logistics. This is radio broadcasting at the most local level - and designed to help people when and where they need help and information the most.

Guest:
Mike Adams, International Coordinator, First Response Radio

 

Hosts:
Tom Ray, Tom Ray Broadcast Consulting
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems

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TWiRT 207 - Mike Adams - First Response Radio

Saturday
Mar292014

TWiRT 206 - Sixteen Streams and What do You Get?

Doug Rowe is an engineer at Minnesota Public Radio.  His title is one that we’ll see more often: Media Production Systems Manager. As radio stations, groups, and networks depend on digital media distribution, more engineers like Doug are needed; not only to keep everything working, but to develop the infrastructure for the workflows needed by talent and content creators.  Doug talks with Chris Tarr and me, helping us understand the new responsibilities involved at a highly-connected, digitally-delivered network operation.

Guest:
Doug Rowe, Media Production Systems Manager, Minnesota Public Radio

Hosts:
Chris Tarr, Director of Engineering, 88Nine RadioMilwaukee
Kirk Harnack, VP - Telos Systems
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TWiRT 206 - Sixteen Stream and What do You Get?

Saturday
Mar222014

TWiRT 205 - NPR Labs' Rich Rarey

Rich Rarey’s name is synonymous with audio engineering at NPR, and has been for over 30 years.  Now, Rich is the Director of NPR Labs, the USA’s only not-for-profit broadcast technology research and development center.  Rich joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack with broadcast engineering tales from the past, and fascinating looks at an award-winning NPR Labs project in progress now.


Hosts:

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

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TWiRT 205 - NPR Labs' Rich Rarey

Friday
Mar142014

TWiRT 204 - Mute it, Kirk!

Kirk has a transmitter problem related to operation during antenna icing conditions.  Between Chris Tobin’s help and ideas from the TWiRT chat room, I think we’ve got a solution!  Plus, Chris Tobin explains how transmitter muting and safety lockouts are USED in multi-transmitter master antenna sites.

Hosts:

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

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TWiRT 204 - Mute it, Kirk!

Sunday
Mar092014

TWiRT 203 - Dave Supplee on Studio Wisdom

Dave Supplee is the market engineer for the Cumulus radio stations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He’s also a key go-to guy when new studios need to be built or refurbished.  From studio design to wiring techniques, Dave shares his years of studio-building wisdom, plus transmitter site advice on this episode.

Guest:
Dave Supplee, Cumulus Market Director of Engineering, Harrisburg, PA

Hosts:
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TWiRT 203 - Dave Supplee on Studio Wisdom