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Mar312017

TWiRT 342 - Make Money by Saving It with Jim Gray

A penny saved really is a penny earned! Ask Jim Gray who runs Optimized Media Group. Jim and his team do normal broadcast engineering; they also help stations by demonstrating Return on Investment with newer technologies, and sometimes with older equipment. Jim joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack on TWiRT.

Guest:
Jim Gray, Managing Director - Optimized Media Group

Show Links:
Optimized Media Group
Zotac Zbox Pico PC (available here)

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

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TWiRT 342 - Make Money by Saving It with Jim Gray

Thursday
Mar232017

TWiRT 341 - Sports and Studio Mics with Chris Wygal

How many of us broadcast engineers learned by on-the-job training? Have you had a mentor or did you learn by doing it yourself?  Chris Wygal is the engineer and ops manager for a network of stations in Virginia and shares with us his tricks for on-location sports production and broadcast studios.

Guest:
Chris Wygal - Operations Manager, The Journey Radio Network, Liberty University

Show Links:
The Journey Radio Network
Dead Cat Wind Muff (example)
Shure ULX wireless mic transmitter
How to Improve a Studio’s Room Acoustics
Omnia.9 FM Audio Processor
Cloudlifter Mic “Activator”

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

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TWiRT 341 - Sports and Studio Mics with Chris Wygal

Friday
Mar102017

TWiRT 340 - War Stories with Robbie Green

Move 4 radio studios across town.  You’ve got two weeks.  Go!  Oh, and scrounge some equipment to make the STL systems work with an old T-1 circuit.  And, find some time to replace seven FM transmitters with new, solid-state units and full HD Radio. That’s the world of engineer, Robbie Green. Robbie joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack on This Week in Radio Tech.

Guest:
Robbie Green - Market Chief Engineer, CBS Radio, Houston

Show Links:
Studio Technologies Model 214 Talent Console
Soundcraft Si Expression 1 audio mixer
Ethernet Private Line (Carrier Ethernet)

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

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TWiRT 340 - War Stories with Robbie Green

Friday
Mar032017

TWiRT 339 - Securing What Matters

More hackers, more breaches, more ways for broadcast engineers to have a really bad day! Chris Tobin relates what can happen and the steps you need to take to patch your IT security holes. Plus, Les Kutasi joins us with news from Kathrein and the world of broadband antennas.

Show Links:
Shields UP! Internet Port Test (Click on Services, then Shields UP!)
IT Security podcast, “Security Now”
A Primer on Encryption for Policymakers (and a quick read for all of us)
VPN Technology Primer
Kathrein USA information

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

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Friday
Feb242017

TWiRT 338 - The Standard that Stuck - with Richard Burden

Cassette tapes. 8-Track. Digital Cassettes. FM-QUAD. AM Stereo. Reel-to-reel.  Audio standards come and go, but Multiplex FM Stereo lives on and is nearly 60 years old! Richard Burden extensively tested our FM Stereo system when it was just a proposal. Dick joins me to chat about that and more on TWiRT!

Show Links:
Stereo Multiplexing for Dummies
FM Stereo at Wikipedia
Travelers Information Service

Guest:
Richard Burden, Principal - Burden Associates

Host:
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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