New Date for the October Virtual Chapter Meeting

Chapter 22 will be hosting a Joint Virtual Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, October 28th, 7:00 pm, for Chapters 1, 2, 22, 57 & 58

7:00pm Chapter Business Meetings
7:30pm Presentation: “Broadcasting From Home” by Kirk Harnack, Senior Systems Consultant with Telos Alliance
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About the Presentation What started with “two weeks to stop the spread” is now “we must wait for a vaccine”, so staying on-the-air is an ever-changing challenge for radio broadcasters. During March, 2020, many broadcasters moved quickly from their familiar and busy corporate studios to individual home-based studios. And while the viral transmission ground rules change every week or two, our radio transmission goal is ever the same: Stay on the air with informative and entertaining content – and do so safely, often from our homes.

At the beginning of this rushed move to home-based broadcasting, engineers gathered mics, laptops, audio codecs, and mic-to-USB converters from remote kits, closets, mobile DJ equipment -wherever they could find it. Popular consumer and some professional audio gear became sold out quickly. Engineers also provided remote access to station automation systems and remote audio connections for their live shows. Remote voice tracking also ramped up significantly.

As the working-from-home paradigm is extended even longer, what are engineers envisioning as longer-term solutions? What equipment, software, or workflows are rising to prominence as we’re settling into this work paradigm? How can radio broadcasters regain one hundred percent of their former operational capability, even if using different approaches?

In this presentation we’ll hear and see directly from broadcast engineers in large, medium, and small markets. We’ll see how their signal paths and workflows have morphed over time, and learn their predictions for the future of quality and timely content creation from home.

About the Presentation Kirk Harnack, CBNE, CBRE, brings 40 years of hands-on experience in broadcast engineering and education to his position as Senior Solutions Consultant at the Telos Alliance. His expertise in putting technology to work in broadcast facilities has driven notable expansion in Audio over IP, VoIP for broadcast, audio processing, and other new technology adoption by content creators.

Kirk maintains an active, hands-on role in broadcast engineering through his positions as a partner and VP-Engineering of South Seas Broadcasting, Inc., Delta Radio, LLC, and Kaua’i Broadcast Partners, totaling 14 AM and FM radio stations. He is a Broadcast Meteorologist (WSMV, Nashville), fixed-wing private pilot, FAA Part 107 SUAS pilot, and licensed General Class Amateur Radio operator (KD5FYD). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and is Program Chair of SBE Chapter 103 in Nashville.

Kirk founded and hosts the Internet video netcast, “This Week in Radio Tech” or “TWiRT”. This 1-hour weekly video netcast, features regular contributors and guests from the world of radio engineering.
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