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Bialik, Passmore to Share Streaming Expertise

Part of the radio track of the Pro Audio & Radio Tech Summit

pro audio and tech summit logo lowHow to get the most out of your station’s stream will be the focus of a session at the upcoming Pro Audio & Video Tech Summit.

“Let’s face it, many radio stations pay little or no attention to the quality of their online streams,” said Radio World Editor in Chief Paul McLane, who is programming the radio track sessions of the free one-day summit.

“But streaming involves different parameters and requirements than your OTA signal.”

David Bialik
David Bialik

Attendees will hear from David Bialik about stream loudness, important upcoming AES guidelines, the use of metadata and the importance of audio processing.

Bialik is former director of stream operations for CBS Radio and Entercom Communications.

Since forming a systems engineering consultancy, he has advised various industries and broadcasters on integrating technology applications such as studio construction, computer networking, AoIP and internet streaming.

He co-chairs the Audio Engineering Society’s Technical Committee for Broadcast and On-Line Delivery.

John Passmore
John Passmore

Also speaking will be John Passmore, director of streaming and on-demand audio architecture at New York Public Radio. NYPR recently embarked on a journey to upgrade its digital streaming architecture to create more efficient, cost-effective and better-sounding streaming audio.

“John will talk about some lessons learned and key considerations, beyond DSP, when building a streaming architecture for public radio,” McLane said.

Registration for the April 1 event is free and includes access to the pro audio and radio tracks as well as the virtual exhibit floor.