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Dec212018

TWiRT 424 - Know the Past to Grow Today with James Copeland

Who knows what experiences and technologies will greet today’s younger broadcast engineers? James Copeland has a fresh university degree, and is creatively engineering at KSDB-FM at Kansas State University. Brought up on Amateur Radio, James is making his engineering future unfold while cherishing older broadcast technologies.

Show links:
Bad College Radio - a parody by James Copeland for Walter Sterling’s Dec 9, 2018 show
KSDB-FM, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Gatesway 80 Broadcast Audio Console
WTWW Shortwave Station
CBS Audimax III

Guest:
James Copeland - Operations Manager at KSDB-FM

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

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TWiRT 424 - Know the Past to Grow Today with James Copeland

Friday
Dec142018

TWiRT 423 - Talk Radio Talent & Tech with Walter Sabo

Walter Sabo knows talk radio. He’s been consulting some of the most successful talk shows and talk networks for decades. Now Walter joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack for an enlightening conversation about what’s wrong with today’s talk radio, and how engineers can play a key role in bringing listeners, success, and ratings to great radio programming.

Show links:
Bad College Radio - a parody presented early in the Sterling on Sunday show for Dec 9, 2018
The Usual Edition - a parody of public radio - starts at 52:22 on the Dec 9, 2018 Sterling show
Walter M. Sterling - web site
QGoLive - remote broadcasting software
Digigram Q-Mic

Guest:
Walter Sabo - Talk Show Influencer & Host on Westwood One

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

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TWiRT 423 - Talk Radio Talent & Tech with Walter Sabo

Saturday
Dec082018

TWiRT 422 - Today's Streaming Tech with Sam Sousa

Making money from Internet streaming has a key prerequisite: Getting the tech right! These days, broadcasters’ streaming audio can encompass a lot more that just encoding the Program feed. With proper metadata signalling a broadcaster can insert targeted ads - just what advertisers are looking for. Sam Sousa is the Senior Solutions Consultant at Triton Digital and joins us to explain what makes this targeting possible.

Show links:
Triton Digital Support FAQs - lots of great technical info here
Triton Audio Streaming info
Guide to Metadata insertion
Telos Z/IPStream R/2 stream encoder with Triton Station Manager functionality
Software Defined Radio technology - A Technical Introduction
MPXTool and Looking Glass - broadcast-specific applications of SDR

Guest:
Sam Sousa - Senior Solutions Consultant, Triton Digital

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

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TWiRT 422 - Today's Streaming Tech with Sam Sousa

Friday
Nov302018

TWiRT 421 - Cool, Clean, & Well Grounded with Jeff Welton

Many broadcast engineers received training at the Cleveland Institute of Electronics - and many people still do - but the radio engineers we know mostly learned by reading and by doing.  Jeff Welton has been part of engineers’ specialized education for years now. He shares insights on learning and specifics about keeping broadcast transmitters happy.

Show links:
”Lightning Protection for Radio Transmitter Stations” (Nautel article)
“Audio over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems with Livewire” - Church/Pizzi
“AM Directional Antenna Patterns” by Carl E. Smith
Julius Barnathan - Pioneering television engineer
“The Composite Signal - Key to Quality FM Broadcasting” - Geoff Mendenhall
“Maintaining Audio Quality in the Broadcast Facility” - Orban/Ogonowski

Guest:
Jeff Welton - Central US Sales Manager for Nautel & SBE Educator of the Year

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

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TWiRT 421 - Cool, Clean, & Well Grounded with Jeff Welton

Friday
Nov162018

TWiRT 420 - Hurricane Recovery with Charles Wooten

What does an award-winning broadcast engineer do with a hurricane? Whatever it takes. Charlie Wooten is Director of Engineering and IT at iHeartMedia in Panama City, Florida.  He plans ahead to keep iHeart’s AM and FM transmitters and studios on-air. But, a hurricane is difficult to plan for. Charlie joins us with photos and stories from Hurricane Michael’s devastation to broadcast facilities and infrastructure in Florida.

Guest:
Charles Wooten (NF4A) - Director of Engineering and IT, iHeartMedia, Panama City, FL

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

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