The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Audio Streaming for Broadcasters: Fundamental Techniques and Technologies

Originally streamed August 25, 2022

These days, streaming audio is everywhere, and the importance of streaming continues to grow for broadcasters across the globe. Simply having an audio stream isn’t enough – though it’s a start if you’re not already streaming now. Broadcast streaming audio has become such an important facet of many radio stations’ offerings that it’s making up a larger portion of broadcast revenues every year.

Because this essential technology continues to proliferate, there’s a lot to know – even for those who have been streaming for several years. Kirk Harnack, presenter for this webinar about audio streaming, notes that for those stations that are not yet streaming, right now is the perfect time to start. “It’s never been easier to get high quality audio out of your automation system or intercept the audio that is otherwise bound for your station’s on-air processor, and feed that audio into a PC running streaming software, or a hardware appliance dedicated to streaming audio.”

There’s a lot to know when it comes to streaming, and we’ll cover the most important technical topics in this webinar. “It’s nearly impossible for any one engineer or broadcaster to know all there is to know about internet streaming,” Kirk emphasizes. “The good news is, you can learn it in bite-size pieces, from beginning to end. And this SBE audio streaming webinar is a good place to begin or to update your knowledge.”

Your Instructor

Kirk Harnack, CBRE, CBNE, Senior Solutions Consultant, Telos Alliance

Kirk Harnack, CBNE, CBRE, brings 40 years of hands-on experience in broadcast engineering and education to hisKirk Harnack 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 SBE and is program chair of SBE Chapter 103 in Nashville.

Kirk founded and hosts the Internet video netcast, This Week in Radio Tech (TWiRT). The one-hour weekly video netcast features regular contributors and guests from the world of radio engineering.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

Registration and Pricing

This webinar is approximately 60 minutes long. 

SBE Members: $62
MemberPlus Members FREE
Non-Members: $92

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If you have questions regarding this course, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

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