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Oct 20

BRIC Community Media Day

When’s the last time you watched or listened to public broadcasting? If you’re an average American, the answer is likely to be “recently”. According to Arbitron, NPR has more than 27 million listeners per week across over 900 public radio stations. Over 198 million people watch PBS every year – that’s 82% of US households. […]

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Oct 06

Beyond Powerful Radio

At Comrex, we’ve been supporting storytellers since 1961, and we design our products to be optimal tools for creating amazing radio. That’s why we sponsored a run of Valerie Geller’s new book, Beyond Powerful Radio. Geller is a consultant and coach who works with talent, radio stations, and other broadcast programmers to help them maximize […]

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Oct 04

We’ll Be There For You: A Promise From Comrex Technical Support

We don’t often talk about our tech support team, but our customers do. We regularly receive emails from customers who just solved a tricky problem with the help of our tech team, and can’t wait to tell us how happy they are with our support. Stacey Kline has run Go Radio Broadcasting, an internet radio […]

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Sep 13

TV Technology: Transitioning to IP Audio Codecs

The ISDN to IP transition is daunting and affects broadcasters across a range of industries. In this month’s issue of TV Technology, Jay Yeary discusses how engineers in television can handle the shift. “Whether we move from ISDN to IP is no longer a question but more a matter of time,” writes Yeary, “so we […]

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Sep 29

Codec Answer Guy Presents: VoIP

Welcome to Codec Answer Guy Presents, the blog series where we address some of the questions, concerns, and doubts we hear most frequently from radio and television professionals. I’ve been hearing about VoIP for years. Mostly I’ve just heard horror stories from other radio people about dropped audio and bad sound quality. What even is […]

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Aug 22

Comrex at the Olympics with Westwood One!

  The closing ceremony brought the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to an end yesterday, meaning Westwood One wrapped up their coverage as well. Radio World published WW1’s gold-winning gear list, and Comrex was present and accounted for! Some notable highlights: Comrex BRIC-Link II with active Crosslock sessions providing 12 discrete bidirectional transmission […]

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Jul 21

Case Study: An Interactive Movie Premiere With Phase 3 Studios and LiveShot

A live, interactive movie premiere In the fall of 2015, STX Entertainment approached Phase 3 Studios about an interactive movie premiere for a horror film they were distributing called “The Boy”. With social media influencers broadcasting from 15 cities, the goal was to create a live experience to introduce viewers to this film. But to […]

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Jul 15

Comrex Goes To The 2016 National Conventions

Comrex At Radio Row The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are big events in the United States, full of pageantry and political significance. They’re also big events for radio. The Republican National Convention announced a historically large Radio Row for 2016, with over 140 broadcasting operations from a variety of markets slated to be there. The Democratic National Convention also […]

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Jul 11

The VoIP and SIP Primer Is Now Available!

Copper is out, VoIP is in It’s no secret – ISDN and POTS lines are quickly becoming relics of the past. In many places, it’s almost impossible to find a traditional hook-up. What’s taking their place? Voice Over IP (VoIP) lines – IP-based, easy to use and maintain, and significantly less expensive, it has a […]

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Jun 13

Presenter Broadcasts Live With ACCESS While Running The City Run Of Ghent

GHENT, BELGIUM, Jun. 8th, 2016 – On May 23rd, 2016, Jonathan Vanooteghem, a presenter for Urgent.FM, accomplished an unprecedented broadcasting feat – he completed a live broadcast while running the City Run of Ghent. A presenter for Urgent.FM, a local radio station in Ghent, Vanooteghem concocted his broadcast as a final project for REC.academy, a […]

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