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John Maizels

Implausible isn't impossible

Thursday 17 December, 2020

John Maizels goes sleuthing.

Telephones: a weak link in remote broadcasting

Tuesday 02 June, 2020

Have you been listening to the quality of telephone calls on radio during this time of lockdown? Most of them are pretty bad.

Steve Ahern asks a range of technical experts about the causes and solutions to bad phone lines during this time. This is a long article, so we've provided a table of contents so you can skip around if you want to

A lot of people have been talking about the technical skills shortage… we’re doing something about it

Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Last month Sydney suburban community station 2RRR piloted the community broadcasting sector’s first Studio Blitz practical training course, where technically minded station staff and volunteers were taught the basics of studio maintenance, then used their new skills to clean and align all the equipment in the station.

2018 Community Radio Awards: Full Winners List

Sunday 11 November, 2018
The 2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards were presented last night on the Gold Coast at the conclusion of the community broadcasting sector's annual conference.

This year, the CBAA introduced a number of new awards to its annual event, and presented 34 awards across 33 categories. The winners were diverse, and were a representation of the make-up of the sector, with recipients from a large variety of locations, sizes and communities.

Two new members for Technorama board

Monday 25 June, 2018

Board unanimously votes to appoint Emma Couch and Julie Spencer.

The hardest to fill vacancy in radio. And how you could fill it

Monday 19 June, 2017

Most HR recruiters will tell you that Broadcast Engineers are as rare as hens’ teeth.

Sporadic E causing strange phenomena for Aussie radio stations

Friday 25 November, 2016

Stations all around Australia have been reporting interference from signals far far away over the past 24 hours (see our previous report).

The training has left the station

Friday 15 July, 2016

On RadioINSIGHT this week, veteran US Engineer Chris Tarr has a good old lash-out at the state of engineering skill in our industry. John Maizels agrees with his views.

More than just opining the state of skill, Chris Tarr is pointing out the obvious:  we have a desperate skill shortage. 

SMPTE exhibition hits Sydney in July

Thursday 15 January, 2015

The Society of Motion Picture Engineers is hosting an exhibition in Sydney from July 14-17 and have invited people to submit papers aimed at advancing the audio and visual industry’s future. 

Latest radio equipment at SMPTE 2013

Wednesday 07 August, 2013

John Maizels gets excited as he explores the SMPTE exhibition for radioinfo.


Split consoles, transmitters, combiners, pickup pre-amps, iphone field kit via bluetooth, foldback interruptus...  John just can't contain himself.

The part-time brekkie-broadcaster and full-time techno-tragic trawled the floor to uncover gems of interest for our readers.

This report was put together by members of the SMPTE Student Video Project.

John can be contacted at [email protected].


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