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Mike Dosch Joins Lawo

Veteran industry exec is known for IP audio, console work

Mike Dosch has joined Lawo, with the title of director of virtual radio projects, a new position for the manufacturer. He started this month.

Lawo thus adds a name familiar to radio broadcast equipment users in the audio/studio infrastructure sector.

Dosch is former president of the Axia Audio Division, part of the Telos alliance, and had been part-owner of that company. He left Telos a year ago. For 10 years in the 1980s and ’90s, Dosch worked at Pacific Research & Engineering, the console manufacturing company later sold to Harris Broadcast; he started there as a console designer, was later promoted to engineering management and rose to become vice president and COO.

“While I was CEO of the Telos Alliance, I approached Lawo to discuss collaborating on IP audio,” Dosch told Radio World. “We agreed to have a ‘coopetition’ merging our IP audio efforts for the benefit of the industry. During this collaboration, I became quite impressed with Philipp Lawo and his company.”

Lawo is a German company; while its consoles and audio routing systems may not be well known to U.S. broadcasters, he said the company has a strong international presence, and “they do already have several very large and impressive radio installations, one at NPR and another at SiriusXM.” The company has said it seeks a higher profile in North America and has made other recent hires, though Dosch said his new position is not tied to that or another geographical area.

More with Dosch about “virtual radio projects” in an upcoming issue of RW.