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RE: technical issues.
To: "'David VanWyk'" <vanwykdk@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: technical issues.
From: "Thomas Cottle" <Tom@Faithradio.us>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:10:15 -0500
Cc: "'CRTech'" <crtech@crtech.org>
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I download the files from the ftp://ftp.srnprograms.com/shows/gaither/Non-Commerical


The files for this weekend were digitally distorted.  I renamed the files after downloading before converting to wave and dropping them into our DAD automation software.  After asking other technicians via CRtech@CRTech.org, most reported similar issues.  Some said they downloaded fine but of those that listened to the audio they noted that it skipped, popped, and was distorted.  One person mentioned that they had a similar issue of a file saying it was 13 minutes long but when they opened and tried to listen to the file it was only about 1 and a half minutes of the audio.  I will download the material from your site as the SRN ftp has not updated the files since the 14th


Thank you for your response and saving our listeners ears.  We air Homecoming Radio program on Sunday mornings at 7 am and many of our listeners really enjoy and count on it.  If I was not able to get a good quality sound I was going to re-air an old one from a few months ago, I try to keep one or two file programs available for just such an incident.


Thank you again for your response.



Tom Cottle

Operations Director

Faith Radio Network, WFRF

Tallahassee, Florida

850-201-1070 (O) 850-688-5829 (Cell)





From: David VanWyk [mailto:vanwykdk@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 6:30 PM
To: Tom@faithradio.us
Cc: Philip Brower <pbrower@homecomingradio.com>
Subject: Re: technical issues.



Hello Tom,


Phil Brower sent me your email below and requested that I respond to it. I tried to call and left a voice message. Please give me a call when convenient at 616-777-6544. From your filenames below, I don't thnk that you're getting the program from us but more likely Salem Radio Network. We can offer you another option that might work well for you, if you like. Please see the attached PDF below.


Best regards,

David VanWyk

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From: "Thomas Cottle" <Tom@Faithradio.us>

Subject: technical issues.

Date: November 17, 2017 at 12:19:28 PM EST


Regarding the Non Commercial homing hour:


I have downloaded now the program for the 18th multiple times on multiple computers.  

I have noticed that the files audio breaks up after a minute or so on segment 3.  It was so bad that the first few times I downloaded the file it would only show about 3 minutes of a 13 min segment.  


I only noted this because when I went to convert the mp3 files to Wav files and got error on a couple of files:


Error converting to Wave, 'C:\Users\PROD-DAD\Desktop\Production\Homecoming Radio\00160_Homecoming Radio 2_PROGRAMS.mp3' to 'C:\Users\PROD-DAD\Desktop\Production\Homecoming Radio\00160_Homecoming Radio 2_PROGRAMS.wav'

   Error decoding mp3 data stream, is corrupt?


Error converting to Wave, 'C:\Users\PROD-DAD\Desktop\Production\Homecoming Radio\00159_Homecoming Radio 1_PROGRAMS.mp3' to 'C:\Users\PROD-DAD\Desktop\Production\Homecoming Radio\00159_Homecoming Radio 1_PROGRAMS.wav'

   Error decoding mp3 data stream, is corrupt?


I am not sure if this is on my end or yours but I am not sure what to do to resolve this.  I have attempted multiple downloads from different computers using different browsers.  


We use windows 10. 

I have tried chrome, firefox, waterfox as our browsers.  I used FTP download programs and I downloaded it manually by right clicking on the files to listen.  


Please advise how I can resolve this.  Thank you. 




Tom Cottle

Operations Director

Faith Radio Network, WFRF

Tallahassee, Florida



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