an interesting idea. we (ambos) chose to put the ministry in the
artist field as we were thinking more of the stations than the
listeners, RDS being virtually unheard of at the time. we can
consider a change in viewpoint, tho it would be a lot of change for
a lot of ministries. your best bet will be software like MagicRDS
that puts in just what you want. we could also consider having the
UI change the cartchunk data as it transfers files, tho the
preference would be to have the other software do it. there are
other fields in the cartchunk that could be used for the 'real
artist' info, so a stn would just have to check a box like 'use the
friendly artist info' and the UI would copy the alternate field into
the artist field, replacing the ministry. that way the stn would not
have to build their own database for what to put in the artist
field. just thinking out loud here (and hopefully not out of turn as
there are others involved :-).
what do you do for the artist for Adventures in Odyssey? Whit
On 2/6/2018 10:32 AM, Laverne Siemens
You have my support for such
a request. Would make our 'now playing' info on our web sites
and on the RDS more current and user friendly.
We have new apps coming
out in a week or so and I've been hustling to get and
xml file with song info for current play and history. It
works well for music.
However, KAVX is
programming and it works well for the most part.
But my way of thinking
is you take a program like Insight For Living and instead
of a cartchunk that says IFL daily / Insight for Living
it should say Chuck Swindoll / Insight for Living... or
KeyLife / Steve Brown all using the same fields as song
title and artist.
I wonder if we could all
sweet talk the programmers that supply the good folks at
Ambos to do this for us.