NOS Dutch Broadcast Foundation
Rene Eringaard was working at the NOS as assistant of audio engineers.
Dutch national radio stations Hilversum 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Nowadays called NPO Radio 1, NPO Radio 2, NPO 3FM, NPO Radio 4, NPO Radio 5.
Rene Eringaard operated various professional analog and digital audio equipment such as:
Analog AEG Telefunken M15 magnetophons (reel-to-reel tape recorders with a weight of around 52Kg)
Multitrack reel-to-reel tape recorders, the first CD players, professional turntables and mixing consoles.
Rene Eringaard’s work mainly consisted of:
Daily 24 hour non stop recording with time and date stamp of the radio broadcasts on reel-to-reel tape recorders.
Supply the above recorded broadcasts/radio programs to the radio DJ/radio host/audio engineers in case they wanted a copy of past broadcasts.
Editing magnetic tapes, quality check of magnetic tapes, magnetically bulk erasing recordings so that the tapes could be used again.
Recording 78RPM gramophone records on reel-to-reel tape recorders so that this audio recording could be used in the studio during broadcasting a radio program.
(these gramophone records could be from the early 1930’s and had to be treated carefully)
The Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (English: Dutch Broadcast Foundation) is one of the broadcasting organizations making up the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system.
It has a special statutory obligation to make news and sports programmes for the three Dutch public television channels and the Dutch public radio services.
The NOS also acts as technical co-ordinator for the Dutch public broadcasting system as a whole. In the event of emergencies and/or the breaking of a major news story, it can assume control of the public networks in order to provide co-ordinated coverage of events in co-operation with the other members of the systems.