SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
August 26, 2016  

Our Next Meeting

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All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

August 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM


XM Satellite Radio
1500 Eckington Place NE
Washington, DC 20002


XM Satellite Radio is located at 1500 Eckington Place NE, Washington, DC., two short blocks Northwest of the NoMa-Gallaudet University (Red Line) Metro station.  Please note that due to track work scheduled for August 16, the Red Line will be single-tracking between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook stations.

If driving from the East side of the Washington Beltway, take U.S. Route 50 West. Turn right on Florida Avenue (right after crossing the bridge over the RR tracks). The next right is Eckington. Some parking is available on the street.


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Virtual Radio - Real Applications

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Guest Speaker: Michael Dosch

When broadcasters swap cart machines, turntables and audio consoles for PC-based digital playout systems, we call that Virtual Radio. At our August 16th meeting, guest speaker Michael “Catfish” Dosch, Lawo's head of virtual radio, will describe virtualization in greater detail by outlining the real applications in use today.  He'll explore how broadcasters may now reap operational benefits and monetary gains by capitalizing on I.T.’s investment in R&D and will discuss virtualization's anticipated role in content creation and broadcast workflow in the future.  Michael will be assisted by Bill Bennett of Lawo who was instrumental in organizing this meeting.

Topics Will Include:

  • Virtualization: How IT technology can benefit radio operations
  • The future of audio over I.P. (AoIP)
  • Availability and Adoption (e.g., who’s doing what, with what, and why)
  • Examples:
    • Audio Processing
    • CODECS
    • Multi-Line Phones
    • Remotes, Webcasts & Livestreams

Virtual Radio is a hot topic. A recent episode of This Week in Radio Tech (TWiRT) featured a Lawo presentation on this topic. How did they conduct their broadcast interview? Virtually, of course!

Lawo is a provider of digital mixing consoles, routing systems, video solutions and turnkey systems for the professional broadcast industry. Their equipment is utilized by TV and radio stations, production companies, and theatres. We saw some of Lawo's products during a recent meeting and tour of NPR's new facilities.

Our meeting will be held at the Sirius XM facility with dinner at 6:30 PM.  The Lawo presentation will begin about 7:00 PM following some brief Chapter and SBE business.  A tour of the vast, impressive studio and technical facilities will follow the presentation.

Dinner will kindly be provided by our friends at Lawo. Please RSVP on or by Sunday August 14th by sending an e-mail to so they know how much food to bring. 

Important Note:  Because the Sirius XM facility can accommodate only 30 people, we must limit attendance to the first 30 RSVPs.  


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