Recent Posts by Dan Daley, Audio Editor

Program Productions, CRAS Team Up To Foster Next Generation of Broadcast-Audio Talent

Program Productions, Chicago-based labor-services provider to the sports, entertainment, and broadcast industries throughout the U.S. and Canada, is partnering with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS), a major educational institution focused on professional audio and specializing in preparing entry-level workers for broadcasting. Under their agreement, Program Productions will place appropriate CRAS broadcast students, […]  More

Tech Focus: Radio, Part 3 — Iconic Mics Bring the Sound of Sports to Air

The first scheduled network-radio broadcast of a sports event took place on April 11, 1921, when KDKA Pittsburgh broadcast a 10-round, no-decision match between boxers Johnny Dundee and Johnny Ray at the Motor Square Garden venue. KDKA also claimed the first radio broadcast of a baseball game, airing Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. […]  More

Tech Focus: Radio, Part 1 — Sports Talk Keeps the Medium Alive

It’s a good thing that “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” has fallen into public domain. Otherwise, Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, who composed it in 1908, would be richer than Ed Sheeran. Until cars really can drive themselves and it’s OK to text at 75 mph, sports fans will be […]  More

Quirky Stadiums Call for Special Audio Efforts in Fox World Series Coverage

The nearly two dozen microphones planted and placed parabolically around ballfields offer Fox Sports A1 Joe Carpenter the equivalent of a symphony orchestra’s worth of sound effects for each game. However, for the recently concluded World Series, which took place at Boston’s Fenway Park and Los Angeles’s Dodger Stadium, Carpenter was working those sources more […]  More

Combined NAB, AES Expos Create Useful Synergy

For the second year in a row, last week’s co-located Audio Engineering Society’s AES Convention and the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show New York at the Javits Center proved a synergistic winner for both organizations and their constituencies.  More

AES NY 2018 Preview: Immersive Sound, Wireless Operations To Be Showcased

This year’s edition of the Audio Engineering Society’s main annual technology expo (Oct. 17-20 at New York City’s Javits Center) will focus on the themes that have kept audio professionals busy all year: immersive sound, object-based mixing, and wireless-audio operations and management. Some of the cool stuff that will be on the show floor are […]  More