So many pots, switches, buttons, knobs..what 'dis do?

Thu Dec 28 09:10:18 EST 2006

Doug Drown wrote:

>  One of their talk stations in Maine regularly
>used to cut into Howie Carr's last hour with a satellite-driven "closed
>circuit" feed designed to prepare Red Sox affiliates for the evening's game.
>That was bad enough.  What made it worse was that it sometimes would go on
>for at least a half-hour . . . on a station that wasn't even a Red Sox

At one point, Howie Carr & the Sox shared a satellite channel...when 
there was a conflict Howie's show got bumped to another channel 
(though they may have also simulcast Howie on his regular channel 
until game time).  Apparently the Programming dept at the station in 
question never got the memo, or never acted on it.  I don't think 
they're on the same channel anymore though.

Alas...the real solution here is for someone in Programming to 
actually listen to their station...Engineering can't fix a problem if 
they don't know one exists.  A silence sense isn't much use when 
there is audio, (albeit wrong audio) on the air.  The last station I 
worked at that carried the Sox ended up using board ops for the games 
because WEEI screwed up the automation portion so consistently.

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