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TWiRT - Episode 4 - STL

Kirk Harnack, Tom Ray, Chris Tobin, Chris Tarr and special (surprise) guest, Rich Parker of Vermont Public Radio.

- How are the TWiRT co-hosts interconnect to produce and record the show?  We explain.  A little mic talk, too.

- Clearwire adds WiMax service in more cities

- TV Channel 6's going away, and how that impacts Non-Commercial Educational FM stations

- How do radio stations transport high-quality audio from studio to transmitter?  Many methods are available.  And where does the audio processing go?  Rich Parker of Vermont Public Radio joins us for that discussion.

Trivia question: Who invented Spread Spectrum technology?

And we note that Argentinians serve meat with their meat.



TWiRT - Episode 4 - STL


TWiRT - Episode 3 - Emerald Isle

Kirk Harnack, Tom Ray, Chris Tobin, and Andy Linton

- KWVE EAS fine.

- How are stations managing online streaming and fulfilling the reporting requirements for Sound Exchange? 

- Innovation in radio audio chain in the last 10 years or so from the heyday of analog and the huge tedious patch panels and distribution amps to what's being done now digitally via IP and digital switching?    

- FM HD Radio power increase to -14dB

- Broadcasting and Radio Engineering in Ireland - Andy Linton

Our guest is Andy Linton of Total Broadcast Consultants, a system integrator and contract engineering service in Ireland. 


TWiRT - Episode 3 - Emerald Isle


TWiRT - Episode 2 - Excellence in Kline

Kirk Harnack, Tom Ray, Chris Tobin, and Chris Tarr, plus special guest, Gary Kline.
AM Ratchet Clause - FCC
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Guest, Gary Kline, VP of Enigneering and IT, Cumulus Media
Recipient of Radio World's Excellence in Engineering Award



TWiRT - Episode 2 - Excellence in Kline


TWiRT - Episode 1 - Tsunami

Kirk Harnack, Tom Ray, Chris Tobin with special guest, Rich Wood.

EAS saves lives in American Samoa tsunami
Long live EAS?
What about AM radio?
WiMax and IP-Audio remote broadcasts
Rich Wood
Radio downsizing
Firing the best talent
Wall Street Creativity
Arbitron Personal People Meter (PPM)


TWiRT - Episode 1 - Tsunami


TWiRT Goes ON-AIR This Week!

Stay tuned!  The first TWiRT show will be recorded and posted this week.  The first few shows will be "audio only", with video versions coming in a few weeks on the TWiT network.