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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Singell [mailto:rsingell6524@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 12:22 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: RE: [CRTech] Sunout is Coming

Bro. Dan,
 Where do you download Nightsounds? Just in case we need to also. We record
in the middle of the day and the outages will probably affect the recording.


He's Alive Radio

Grantsville, Md. 21536



--- On Fri, 9/23/11, Dan Harder <dan@am91.org> wrote:

From: Dan Harder <dan@am91.org>
Subject: RE: [CRTech] Sunout is Coming
To: "'CRTech'" <crtech@crtech.org>
Date: Friday, September 23, 2011, 3:47 PM

Printed out the next 5 years of sun outs and assembled the data on a single
page spreadsheet that sits next to the QC computer.  Thanks for the

Gonna download Nightsounds from FLC for the duration, since that comes right
in at the time of the outages.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Stortz [mailto:ka4flx@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:19 PM
> To: crtech@crtech.org
> Subject: [CRTech] Sunout is Coming
> Sunout is coming & this might be helpful for some stations:
> In our case, we are in MB-1 during Sunout. In the Spring, the sunout
> occurs
> around 1:30P - 1:38P ET. This is in the middle of Moody's Midday
> Connection
> program. There is a break at :28 and another break about 1:40P.
> We drop out of MBN for the break, BEFORE the sunout. After the local
> spot
> break, we return to the program from the internet, rather than taking
> the
> satellite feed, which would fail in a couple of minutes. Then we stay
> on the
> internet stream until the break after the sunout is all over.
> There is a slight problem with doing this -- time-delay on the
> internet. The
> internet program is always delayed. We played around with the buffer
> until
> we were able to have a time delay of about 30 seconds. This made the
> transition easy. By adding an extra :30 spot at the first local
> breakaway,
> we were able to match up to the internet stream "on internet time." So
> even
> after the sunout finishes, we stay with the internet stream until the
> next
> break. At the next break-away, we schedule the break to be :30 seconds
> SHORT. Doing the short break brings us back in sync with the real MBN
> feed
> on the MB-1 channel.
> From a listening perspective, the transition is very subtle, since
> there are
> no cross-fades or having the program repeat several words.
> If you can't get the internet stream delay under 30 seconds, you could
> do
> the same thing with a 60 second gap. Just set your buffer so there is a
> 60
> second delay between MB-1 & your internet stream.
> When we first tinkered with this, we were playing around with a 22-
> second
> delay. It can drive you crazy adding 22 seconds & cutting a break 22
> seconds
> short. We produced special 22-second spots just for this one position.
> But
> working on multiples of 30 or 60, means adding an extra spot for the
> beginning & making the following spot-set one spot shorter. Each
> station
> would have some :30 or :60 spots they can add or remove from their
> playlist.
> John S.
> --
> *Solution to the problem in Libya: They want a new Muslim leader. Let's
> Give
> them ours*.

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