January 2018 Meetings

January Meetings
Saturday, 1/13, Membership Appreciation Meeting at Santangelo’s, Liverpool, NY
Postponed until Saturday, 1/20
– RSVP to Tom McNicholl by 5pm on 1/15

Wednesday, 1/24 – Regular Meeting
WSTM/WTVH/WSTQ, 1030 James St., Syracuse, NY
6:00pm Dinner – RSVP to Tom McNicholl by 5pm, Monday, 1/22
6:30pm Business Meeting
7:00pm Presentation

Bill Bennett from Lawo, Inc. will be presenting, “Virtualization in the Radio Broadcasting Environment

When broadcasters swap CD’s, cart machines, turntables and audio consoles for PC-based digital playout, mixing & processing systems, we call that Virtual Radio.  Our guest speaker, Bill Bennett, Lawo’s Radio Applications lead in the U.S., will describe virtualization in greater detail by outlining the real applications in use today.  He’ll explore how broadcasters may now reap operational benefits and gains by capitalizing on I.T.’s investment in R&D and will discuss virtualization’s anticipated role in content creation and broadcast workflow in the future.

Virtual Radio is a hot topic.  A recent episode of This Week in Radio Tech (TWiRT) featured a Lawo presentation on this topic.  How did they conduct their broadcast interview?  Virtually, of course!

Lawo is a provider of virtual radio products, digital mixing consoles, routing systems, video solutions and turnkey systems for the professional broadcast industry.  Their equipment is utilized by TV and radio stations, production companies, and theatres worldwide.

About the Presenter

Bill Bennett has been a long time audio engineer and project manager, leading venue Host Broadcast & technical set-up and operations teams for several Olympics.  He’s also managed and/or engineered broadcast audio for NBA, NHL, NFL and regional events, and in prior lives directed new media business development at QVC, and owned a laser display production company.  He joined Lawo in early 2015 after a 12-year consulting & contract engineering career.

Please RSVP to Tom McNicholl so we can order the proper amount of food. Lawo is providing food from Panera and needs a head count by 5pm on Monday, January 15th.


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