Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack have been broadcast engineers for, well, a few decades. This week we were both encouraged by our conversations with Eric Adler, who is quickly learning the profession in his role as a Broadcast Engineer at WSKG Public Broadcasting. Eric is also the Chapter Chair for SBE Chapter #1 in Binghamton, New York. We’re all sharing stories, tricks, and tips on this episode of TWiRT.
Andrew and John discuss what they think Apple is likely to unveil at their October event next week. Will we see an iPad Pro or updated Apple TV hardware? HP officially splits into two companies. Will the split help HP in the long run? HTC announces the new RE camera and Desire Eye with 13MP front facing camera. Will more smartphones finally move towards higher quality front facing cameras? Amazon will reportedly open a brick and mortar store in Manhattan. What products will Amazon offer in store? Andrew and John also discuss Windows 10, Facebook possibly creating an anonymous chat app, and Google working on app trials for Android.
Andrew Zarian calls in to talk about his success and being featured on the cover of a local newspaper. Ray from Arizona calls to share his hair loss story and praise for The Bald Truth. Kenny from NY calls to talk about how his hair loss has affected his confidence. Vic from DC calls to make a comparison between men dealing with hair loss to women that want a bigger breast size.
Paul talks about his experience using Windows 10 a solid week in. What does Paul think Microsoft got right or needs to fix in Windows 10 Technical Preview? HP announces it will split into two companies. Is HP failing to adapt to the changing market? Apple sends out invites to an event on October 16. What new products will Apple announce? And HTC unveils the HTC Desire Eye with a 13MP front camera and the HTC Re camera.
Comedian Kyle Ayers stops in this week, wondering how bad Bollywood movies really are? What's a great wingman story you've had dating? Is Aston Kutcher that terrible playing Steve Jobs? Do you reread books? Which ones? What actor do you hope makes a comeback? Is it Cuba Gooding Jr? How entitled are sports fans? What's the worst you've heckled at a game? What's our favorite dead wrestlers in WWE's No Mercy? How did Huffington Post once again contradict themselves? Can a terrorist attack really be done for the greater good? What news sources do you trust the most/least? All this and more...
Anyone listening to late night talk radio has probably heard of the C. Crane Company and their high-quality consumer radios. As engineers we tend to worry about the studio and transmission end of radio broadcasting. Bob Crane, founder of C. Crane, took a different approach to broadcast quality. He and his engineers work on the receiving end, and it’s making a positive difference. Bob joins Chris Tobin and me to let us in on the magic behind great radio reception.