Congrats to NAB 2015 Competition Winner Charles Sather!
Apr 21, 2015
Charles Sather with his new codec and Tieline's
Charlie Gawley (left) and Jake Daniluck (right)
Congratulations to Charles Sather from Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) in Anchorage, AK who was the lucky winner in the Tieline NAB Show draw to win a Bridge-IT XTRA IP audio codec and Report-IT Enterprise bundle!
The prize was drawn by Radio World magazine’s John Casey and Charles was very excited to win. KBC is an Alaska Native media company and Charles is Chief Engineer. He deals with maintaining the facilities, as well as project management for new projects and working on future expansion and capital projects.
“We have one FM station KNBA in Anchorage, along with one talk show/National Native News and Native Voice 1 service we provide over the NPR satellite network,” said Charles.
We asked how he plans to use his new codec and Report-IT Enterprise and he said he is keen to use them for “news gathering, live reporting and some live remotes.”
“We already own Tieline Commander G3 rack mount and field unit codecs. Most of the areas that we do remotes from offer different challenges,” he said. “ISDN is fading away and internet service can be tough to get, or is unreliable. Cellular services have been pretty reliable and are the easiest to use (for remotes) at the last minute.”
“We have a reporter that travels to the village and it is extremely difficult to get reports from these places since internet connectivity is very limited. Being able to record directly to the news reporter’s phone, and send it to the station as soon as they are able, will be a great improvement over what we do now.”
Charles Sather with Tieline's CEO
Will McLean (right) at the 2015 NAB Show
It sounds like Report-IT Enterprise’s live reporting and recording capabilities will open new possibilities for Charles and KBC in Anchorage and we look forward to checking in later to see how things have improved. Happy broadcasting!..