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Friday
Sep292017

TWiRT 366 - CyberSecurity for Broadcasters

Chris Tobin is speaking at the Central Canadian Broadcast Engineering conference (CCBE) in King City, Ontario, Canada. He joins the show from the relaxing Kingbridge Conference Center. We’re discussing CyberSecurity for Broadcasters - what we learned from a recent expert panel discussion in Columbus, Ohio. And a first look at troubles with the National EAS Test.

Show links:
Practical CyberSecurity for Broadcasters (Notes from our Expert Panel Discussion)
NAT Router Security Solutions (Tips and Tricks)
Ultra High Entropy Password Generator (probably over-the-top)
How Good is Your Password? (GRC’s Password Haystacks)
Criminal Justice Information Services - Security Policy (PDF)
Benchmark your DNS (and others you’re considering)

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

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TWiRT 366 - CyberSecurity for Broadcasters

Friday
Sep222017

TWiRT 365 - EAS In Times of Trouble - with Rob Dale

The Emergency Alert System - EAS - suffers a love-hate relationship with most broadcast stations. Radio folks may love the fact that EAS handles the burden of alerting the public to life and safety threats. But sometimes the program interruptions are just too much, and the audio quality is often just terrible. Rob Dale is the Regional Planner at the Ingham County, Michigan, Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. He’s also a broadcaster and meteorologist. Rob joins us to discuss the state of EAS, training, and where we might be headed.

Guest:
Rob Dale - Regional Planner, Ingham County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Show links:
Hooks app for Android
Hooks app for iOS
@iPAWSAlerts on Twitter

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

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TWiRT 365 - EAS In Times of Trouble - with Rob Dale

Sunday
Sep172017

TWiRT 364 - Stereo Tool & Omnia Processing with Hans & Matt

Stereo Tool is a popular PC-based audio processor for FM, DAB, and web streaming. Radio Engineer, Matt Levin, tells us about installing and using Stereo Tool. Plus, Hans van Zutphen, the author of Stereo Tool, describes how Omnia audio processors benefit from Stereo Tools users’ feedback.

Guests:
Hans van Zutphen - Audio Processor Designer & CEO at Thimeo Audio Technology
Matt Levin - Chief Engineer at CVCO, Inc.

Show links:
StereoTool broadcast audio processing for PC
OmniaSST broadcast audio processing for PC, with µMPX
µMPX composite FM over IP

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

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TWiRT 364 - Stereo Tool & Omnia Processing with Hans & Matt

Saturday
Sep092017

TWiRT 363 - Alexa, Tell the Studio I Hate That Song!

TWiRT 363 - Alexa, Tell the Studio I Hate That Song!

What’s Interactive Radio? It’s when listeners have real-time input to the on-air talent. And what could be a more natural interaction than the human voice? Dan McQuillin at Broadcast Bionics introduces interactive radio using Amazon Echo or Google Home. His company’s code and service, added to Alexa Skills, brings instant listen feedback and sentiment to any radio show.

Guest:
Dan McQuillin - Managing Director at Broadcast Bionics

Show links:
Broadcast Bionics
Livewire+ Audio over IP
Audio editing using text
Visual Radio

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

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TWiRT 363 - Alexa, Tell the Studio I Hate That Song!

Saturday
Sep022017

TWiRT 362 - Hot Tech with Tony Gervasi

From budget equipment for LPFMs and translators, to super-reliable transmitters and streaming video systems, Tony Gervasi advises broadcasters about the best technology and equipment for their situation. Tony’s an expert at implementing the right tech for the right job and market size.

Guest:
Tony Gervasi - Sales Manager, USA & Canada, 305 Broadcast

Show links:
Weather - Storm Prediction Center SREF Plumes
Spaghetti Models
StudioCast
WinMedia Video Playout
Elenos FM transmitters

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

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TWiRT 362 - Hot Tech with Tony Gervasi