This Week In Radio Tech (TWiRT)
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Broadcast Engineers – especially Radio engineers – work behind the scenes to bring you most everything we listen to, including web-delivered audio.Broadcast engineer and radio station owner Kirk Harnack brings you "This Week in Radio Tech". Along with co-hosts Tom Ray, Chris Tobin, and Chris Tarr, TWiRT episodes feature sage audio advice, "There I was..." stories, and instruction from some of the sharpest minds in audio media technology today. TWiRT is smart, informative, and lots of fun for audio, RF, and packet-loving geeks.
||TWiRT Ep. 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,||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 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 Hom||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 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.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 361 – Custom Multi-Casting with Marcos O’Rourke||We’re live from KWAVE Radio in Santa Ana, California. KWAVE runs similar, yet thoroughly customized programming in 3 different markets - San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. The various interconnections use several different forms of Studio-Transmit.||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 360 – Moving My Samoan Stations||After 18 years in Pago Plaza, Kirk’s Samoan radio stations are moving - to a better studio and office location. This means reconfiguring three STL paths and adding an IP Radio link to the mix. Plenty of photos and video of rebuilding studios and a rack.||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 359 – Help Us Help You||Do you dread contacting Tech Support? Or do you look forward to getting the help you need quickly? There are ways to get the most from Tech Support at almost any company. Jamey Miller, Jake Alderman, and Bryan Jones are Support Engineers.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 358 – Dangerous Towers with Tom Ray||Tom Ray visits a lot of radio stations. He’s a full-time broadcast engineering consultant, and an inspector for New York State’s Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program. One troubling trend that Tom sees is the deterioration of broadcast towers.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 357 – Audio Heard by Millions with Matt Aaron||The pressure is on for Matt Aaron. He’s the Chief Engineer for the Dave Ramsey Show, heard by over 8 million people each week! What’s required to keep perfect audio flowing and the talent happy? Matt talks about that,||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 356 – Practical Drone Use with Sam Wallington||Are drones more than “big boy toys” for broadcast engineers? Well - YES! Sam Wallington is VP of Engineering for Educational Media Foundation. He’s using drone video and photography to locate trouble spots and prep for tower repairs, saving return t||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 355 – The Way We Do Things||Let’s examine a couple topics and explore “how we do them”. Chris Tobin discusses mics, pre-amps, and techniques for recording live music at WBGO-FM. Then we see how PC platforms have moved into the equipment space that was only purpose-built equip||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 354 – Vintage Microphones with John Holt||The first microphones were invented as far back as the 1870’s, but that’s before there were any tube amplifiers! We’ve come a long way, though most mic inventions occurred 70 to 90 years ago. John Holt is an expert on vintage microphones and gives||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||TWiRT Ep. 353 – The Beauty and Value of a Bird’s Eye View||Small Unmanned Aerial Systems or “drones” are quickly getting popular with broadcast engineers and consultants. A bird’s eye view can help us better visualize our antenna systems, plus there’s real value in catching visible problems before sendin||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|