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This Week In Radio Tech

“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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.