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Re: Program information
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: Program information
From: Tim Roberts <tim@kmocfm.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:34:45 -0600
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Personally I would love to be able to adjust the cart info via the Amb-OS UI. I think that would be the best solution, as I'm sure we wouldn't all agree on exactly what we wanted our RDS info to be.

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 1:46 PM, dave allen <crtech-mail@reyware.us> wrote:
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 Whittaker? hmmm.

dave allen

On 2/6/2018 10:32 AM, Laverne Siemens wrote:

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.


Laverne Siemens

Golden West Radio

Manitoba, CAN

-----Original Message-----
From: "Tim Swanson" <timswanson@kswp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 11:00am
To: "CRTech" <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: [CRTech] Program information

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.
Anyone with me? 🤔😂😂😂

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