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Re: Tom Hennessey?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill O'Neill" <billo@shoreham.net>
To: "Dan Billings" <dib9@gwi.net>; <Chuckigo@att.net>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 1:09 PM
Subject: RE: Tom Hennessey?

> What, they haven't automated _that_ too!?  Oh the humanity.

Portland Radio always has one person in the building as operator on duty.
Everything is set up for unaided operation, but I guess they figure
(correctly) that paying one person to monitor 6 stations is cost effective.
On off hours, the operator is usually the same person who is on the air at
WMGX.  That person is often also doing production while doing a partially
live/partially harddrive show.

They also get big bucks for remote broadcasts so the cost of a board op is
not an issue.

When I was on live today from 10-2, for part of that period 4 of the 6
stations in the building had a live person in the building doing a live

When I worked at WCLZ and they first went to ENCO, they had it set up so you
could call in and record remote breaks.  At the end of the break, you had to
hit a certain number on the phone that kicked ENCO to the next element.  It
worked, but that tone at the end of every break sounded like shit.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine