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This Week in Radio Tech HD

This Week in Radio Tech HD

“TWiRT” is your go to show if you want to get behind the scenes on what makes broadcasting possible. The show addresses common issues as well as explaining past experiences from a wide array of hosts who each come from a different background in radio technology. This show is a must for any tech geek or for anyone who is interested in what goes on behind the boards and wires.

TWiRT Ep. 382 – Envisioning Virtual Studios
TWiRT Ep. 382 – Envisioning Virtual Studios 2018/02/09, 22:06
TWiRT Ep. 382 – Envisioning Virtual Studios
TWiRT Ep. 382 – Envisioning Virtual Studios
What might the radio studios of tomorrow look like? What equipment is in them? What equipment is not in them? Could the studio’s future really be “cushions and daylight” as one radio futurist has said? We’re live at the Cleveland headquarters of the Telos Alliance, talking with colleagues about where our studio technologies are headed.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/e8yP4bDJ8jw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 381 – Stupidity with Tom Ray
TWiRT Ep. 381 – Stupidity with Tom Ray 2018/02/02, 20:32
TWiRT Ep. 381 – Stupidity with Tom Ray
TWiRT Ep. 381 – Stupidity with Tom Ray
Tom Ray says his superpower is the ability to attract stupidity. But, being a clever engineer he deals with it swifty and moves on. Tom joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack for this episode on stupidity - how to identify it, how to deal with it, and what we can learn from it.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/DID0-RoA-ZI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 380 – MemberPlus with SBE President, Jim Leifer
TWiRT Ep. 380 – MemberPlus with SBE President, Jim Leifer 2018/01/26, 18:18
TWiRT Ep. 380 – MemberPlus with SBE President, Jim Leifer
TWiRT Ep. 380 – MemberPlus with SBE President, Jim Leifer
Broadcast engineering is a rather small, niche career. How do we keep up with rapidly-changing technology and best practices? The answer is SBE Webinars. New SBE President, Jim Leifer, is here to fill us in on SBE MemberPlus, where SBE members can gain real expertise in their field.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/m99s00tANVk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 379 – Adopting New Tech with John Schilberg
TWiRT Ep. 379 – Adopting New Tech with John Schilberg 2018/01/19, 19:05
TWiRT Ep. 379 – Adopting New Tech with John Schilberg
TWiRT Ep. 379 – Adopting New Tech with John Schilberg
Adopting new technologies in any profession can be stressful. John Schilberg is here to talk about adopting new tech with the right attitude - so it’s more fun than stress. In the process we’ll flash back to Miami Vice and Star Trek in stereo! Chris Tobin joins us on This Week in Radio Tech.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/ZGYxnMq791s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 378 – Keeping HD Aligned with Alan Jurison
TWiRT Ep. 378 – Keeping HD Aligned with Alan Jurison 2018/01/15, 19:04
TWiRT Ep. 378 – Keeping HD Aligned with Alan Jurison
TWiRT Ep. 378 – Keeping HD Aligned with Alan Jurison
In HD Radio’s earlier days, a fixed architecture offered fixed time alignment between FM analog and its HD1 signal. Today’s HD transmission systems are far more flexible, but time alignment can vary resulting in a confusing listener experience. Alan Jurison with iHeart Radio is an expert on this topic. He joins us to talk about making sure FM/HD listeners get the best experience possible.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/QSU3lpnmO_c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 377 – Virtualizing in 2018
TWiRT Ep. 377 – Virtualizing in 2018 2017/12/30, 21:43
TWiRT Ep. 377 – Virtualizing in 2018
TWiRT Ep. 377 – Virtualizing in 2018
We keep running upon the subject of Virtual Radio, or Virtualizing Radio. Chris Tobin and I imagine both good consequences and unfortunate ones as broadcasters implement more virtualization strategies. Sure, saving money could be a motivator for virtualizing, but Chris asks, “How will you improve your broadcast product with the money saved?” Kirk points out the increased flexibility of virtual tech allows more localism with less effort.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/4nRma_vmfwE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 376 – How To: Live Video Production for Radio
TWiRT Ep. 376 – How To: Live Video Production for Radio 2017/12/22, 03:56
TWiRT Ep. 376 – How To: Live Video Production for Radio
TWiRT Ep. 376 – How To: Live Video Production for Radio
With social media platforms catering to video, “Visual Radio” is more than just industry buzz. On the heels of a Washington, DC, symposium on the subject, Chris Tobin shows us the technical setup for a low-budget, yet effective video webcast from WBGO-FM in Newark, NJ. We look at the cameras, connections, interfaces, and software used to create a video version of a traditionally radio-only event.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/eqz0gBYHKnQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 375 – Podcast Engineering School
TWiRT Ep. 375 – Podcast Engineering School 2017/12/16, 03:58
TWiRT Ep. 375 – Podcast Engineering School
TWiRT Ep. 375 – Podcast Engineering School
Many skills required for broadcast engineering are directly applicable to podcast engineering and production. Chris Curran teaches broadcast and podcast engineering skills, including mixing, fixing, loudness, and using plugins.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/GMD4XemaxXY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 374 – Boston Radio with Jim Armstrong
TWiRT Ep. 374 – Boston Radio with Jim Armstrong 2017/12/09, 05:09
TWiRT Ep. 374 – Boston Radio with Jim Armstrong
TWiRT Ep. 374 – Boston Radio with Jim Armstrong
Everyone starts somewhere, and Jim Armstrong started right near the top - in Boston radio! We’re talking early days of on-air traffic reporting, some technical perspectives from those days, and about Jim’s big switch to broadcast equipment sales; lessons here all of us engineers can learn from.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/KMW43rlQ0wY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
TWiRT Ep. 373 – Visual Radio Live from WAMU
TWiRT Ep. 373 – Visual Radio Live from WAMU 2017/12/02, 17:14
TWiRT Ep. 373 – Visual Radio Live from WAMU
TWiRT Ep. 373 – Visual Radio Live from WAMU
Radio industry experts are talking with each other, sharing ideas about “visual” radio. We’re asking a lot of questions, too. What are we trying to accomplish with video added to radio? Can we engage our audiences better and longer? What strategies seem to be working? Chris and Kirk attended the Visual Radio Symposium this week, and Al Reynolds of WAMU was there, too.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ThisWeekInRadioTechVideo/~4/Uwov6VfIm50" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>