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“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. 373 – Visual Radio Live from WAMU

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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.

TWiRT Ep. 372 – Tom Vernon on Smart Speakers

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“We’re on the verge of a Voice Activated Internet,” says Tom Vernon. Tom’s recent front page Radio World article, “Can Smart Speakers Bring Radio Home?” points to new radio listeners using smart speakers. We may also find voice-activated tasks around broadcast stations, facilitated by Amazon Echo or Google Home devices.

TWiRT Ep. 371 – Building the Transmission System at One World...

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There are myriad perspectives from which to view One World Trade Center’s rebuilding after the tragedies of 9/11. From the broadcast perspective, 2017 marks a notable milestone – the resumption of television transmission from atop One WTC. The latest transmitter and antenna technology is now deployed at One WTC, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at a symbolic 1,776 feet in height; it has resumed broadcast operations as one of the world’s elite broadcast centers. John Lyons, Director of Broadcast Communications at The Durst Organization, leads a presentation focusing on this new, premiere, RF transmission facility.

TWiRT Ep. 370 – War Stories from The Broadcasting Club Frat...

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The Broadcasting Club is a popular Facebook Group where engineers and others in Radio and TV post photos, videos, stories, and other info of interest to broadcasters. The group’s Admin is Daniel Hyatt, an engineer in Denver. Dan threw a party for local engineers and those of us attending the SBE Annual Meeting there. Dan’s home was also the stage for this week’s TWiRT episode with a bevy of engineers telling us their own War Stories!

TWiRT Ep. 369 – AES & NAB 2017 from New York

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The AES and NAB fall shows combine to provide several days of seminars, special events, and equipment demonstrations in New York. Chris and Kirk interview technology leaders and find out what’s hot now and in the future. Special thanks to David Bialik and Andrew Zarian helping make TWiRT possible this week.

TWiRT Ep. 368 – The Broadcasters Clinic in Madison

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Possibly the best regional conference for Radio and TV engineers, the WBA Broadcasters Clinic is our venue in Madison, Wisconsin. John Chelliah, Steve Lampen, Chris Tarr, and Mark Persons make-up an all-star cast for this episode of TWiRT. We’re talking 12 GHz coax, AoIP, and console-less consoles, live from Madison.

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