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Title: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 30, 2007, 09:54:38 PM
I've noticed alot of small discussions about LF related things over in the PBS, discussions that really aren't worthy of their own thread. Therefore, to share the wealth a bit, so to speak, I've created this thread. This thread is for all those little discussions that end up in the PBS, and that just aren't important enough for their own thread.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 01, 2007, 12:46:25 AM
Does anyone know where to find the song "Track9" by Fred Gross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSefLoL20g4)?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on December 01, 2007, 08:17:04 AM
Track 9 is Feels Like Before
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 01, 2007, 08:17:16 AM
Derek, i'm pretty sure its a playlist error. Track 9 is an odd title for a song. :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 01, 2007, 09:36:02 AM
Thunder, I've edited your post. Don't push me. You won't like the result.  :nono: :nono:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 01, 2007, 10:48:27 AM
Track 9 is Feels Like Before
Thanks Carlos! B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: mattregozo1987 on December 01, 2007, 12:25:46 PM
At 11:58am ET in Central Park, I heard Vince Madison's "Hill Where The Lord Hides".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 01, 2007, 12:59:36 PM
mostpopular, I've put your post in here. Please don't create new threads just to tell us that you've heard a particular song. It's not really necessary now that we have this general LF discussion thread.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 01, 2007, 01:54:07 PM
Thunder, I've edited your post. Don't push me. You won't like the result.  :nono: :nono:
What on earth are you talking about? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 01, 2007, 04:54:00 PM
Has anyone noticed that LF songs sound so much better on TWC than the full version of the song?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 01, 2007, 04:57:40 PM
Has anyone noticed that LF songs sound so much better on TWC than the full version of the song?
yeah. The music sounds better with the lf in the background
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 01, 2007, 04:59:21 PM
Has anyone noticed that LF songs sound so much better on TWC than the full version of the song?
yeah. The music sounds better with the lf in the background
That and the way the song is distorted.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 01, 2007, 05:15:22 PM
i like the time ins. I cant wait for the primetime playlist!!  :thrilled:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 02, 2007, 05:36:15 PM
Anyone know the name of this (http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/OvernightOutlookOpener.mpeg) song in the very beginning of the opener?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 02, 2007, 05:40:08 PM
Anyone know the name of this ([url]http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/OvernightOutlookOpener.mpeg[/url]) song in the very beginning of the opener?

I think that song is "Cloud-9" by Fred Gross. Awhile back I listened to a clip of this song from the iTunes store and compared it to the song in that video and they both sound like they may be the same song.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 02, 2007, 06:15:40 PM
OMG!! I thought that song was Playing in the Cold by Doug Granville!! It's available!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 02, 2007, 06:18:09 PM
Anyone know the name of this ([url]http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/OvernightOutlookOpener.mpeg[/url]) song in the very beginning of the opener?

I think that song is "Cloud-9" by Fred Gross. Awhile back I listened to a clip of this song from the iTunes store and compared it to the song in that video and they both sound like they may be the same song.

I just listened to the entire song on broadjam. It was very close, but not quite the one above.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 02, 2007, 06:29:14 PM
So its not relatred to Playing in the Cold
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on December 02, 2007, 07:10:28 PM
Speaking of Fred Gross, His 4th CD "Weathering the Storm" is available on CDBaby.com, I picked it up on Friday, should get it sometime this week b)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on December 02, 2007, 07:20:42 PM
Speaking of Fred Gross, His 4th CD "Weathering the Storm" is available on CDBaby.com, I picked it up on Friday, should get it sometime this week b)
Neat. Thanks for the heads-up, Carlos.  :sunglasses:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 02, 2007, 07:41:48 PM
Wait so Cloud 9 and the song in the beginning of the clip are the exact same?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 02, 2007, 07:42:48 PM
Wait so Cloud 9 and the song in the beginning of the clip are the exact same?
No. Listen to cloud-9 for yourself.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 02, 2007, 07:46:31 PM
Good grief. If it was fred gross, then the song could've been obtainable <_< :doh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 03, 2007, 12:05:59 AM
If you search for "Samuel Lincoln" on BMI, the name "Lucy Herrmann" comes up, which I'm guessing is Ray Herrmann's wife. I wonder why it's put under his wife's name.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 03, 2007, 09:30:58 PM
Where did you get the clip of the lf with the Doug Granville song?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 03, 2007, 09:33:48 PM
Where did you get the clip of the lf with the Doug Granville song?
I've had that for nearly a year. I found it somewhere on TWCC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 03, 2007, 09:34:17 PM
Hmm. I'm hoping there are more clips with that song
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 06, 2007, 06:01:00 PM
Got a question for someone who knows the answer. Its actually more of a classic TWC question, but there are several people here whom I know know the answer. Back in the mid 90's, several songs (that I know of) by Schonerz & Scott were used. I know one was "I Remember", but what was the other? The reason I asked is because I was at the library looking at the sale materials today and happened across a Windham Hill compilation disc with the song "Daydreams" (or perhaps it was Daydreaming?) by S & S, which really seemed to ring a bell of familiarity to me, though I failed to buy the CD because I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 06, 2007, 07:26:41 PM
Does anyone remember the TWC name for this (http://www.manpowermusic.com/lo-fi/MPM1.49.mp3) Frank Josephs song? I just can't remember the name...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 06, 2007, 08:49:50 PM
Does anyone remember the TWC name for this ([url]http://www.manpowermusic.com/lo-fi/MPM1.49.mp3[/url]) Frank Josephs song? I just can't remember the name...

I think it's The Passage.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 06, 2007, 08:51:08 PM
gil was looking for this
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 06, 2007, 09:01:40 PM
Ah that's right! I forgot for a second there. :wall:

Yeah, Gil loves that song. I can certainly see why.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 06, 2007, 10:42:07 PM
Anyone know the TWC name for this (http://www.manpowermusic.com/lo-fi/MPM1.116.mp3) Frank Josephs song?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on December 07, 2007, 05:32:26 PM
Got a question for someone who knows the answer. Its actually more of a classic TWC question, but there are several people here whom I know know the answer. Back in the mid 90's, several songs (that I know of) by Schonerz & Scott were used. I know one was "I Remember", but what was the other? The reason I asked is because I was at the library looking at the sale materials today and happened across a Windham Hill compilation disc with the song "Daydreams" (or perhaps it was Daydreaming?) by S & S, which really seemed to ring a bell of familiarity to me, though I failed to buy the CD because I wasn't sure.

Yes Gary. You are correct. Daydreams was used, in Nov 95, from the same CD as "I remember". I have the CD, though I cant remember the title off the top of my head :blushing: :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on December 07, 2007, 05:33:27 PM
Anyone know the TWC name for this ([url]http://www.manpowermusic.com/lo-fi/MPM1.116.mp3[/url]) Frank Josephs song?


Under the Stars (incorrectly identified as Northern Lights) used April 04 Primetime
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 07, 2007, 05:37:15 PM
Got a question for someone who knows the answer. Its actually more of a classic TWC question, but there are several people here whom I know know the answer. Back in the mid 90's, several songs (that I know of) by Schonerz & Scott were used. I know one was "I Remember", but what was the other? The reason I asked is because I was at the library looking at the sale materials today and happened across a Windham Hill compilation disc with the song "Daydreams" (or perhaps it was Daydreaming?) by S & S, which really seemed to ring a bell of familiarity to me, though I failed to buy the CD because I wasn't sure.

Yes Gary. You are correct. Daydreams was used, in Nov 95, from the same CD as "I remember". I have the CD, though I cant remember the title off the top of my head :blushing: :wacko:

I didn't see "I Remember" on the track listing of this compilation CD. I'm going to have to go back over to the library and pick that CD up. I hope its still there!  :ninja:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 08, 2007, 08:47:28 PM
Well, I went to the library to day, and theCD was still there so I picked it up! It's a two cd set called Windham Hill Chill 2, and as I thought , the song Daydreams is on there!  :sunglasses:

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: furball on December 08, 2007, 10:19:20 PM
If you search for "Samuel Lincoln" on BMI, the name "Lucy Herrmann" comes up, which I'm guessing is Ray Herrmann's wife. I wonder why it's put under his wife's name.
I think its because he is also reigstered with ASCAP, however BMI does not allow songwriters to belong to multiple organizations,
so he uses his wife's name to be able to use both. Its not uncommon.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on December 09, 2007, 12:47:25 PM
Well, I went to the library to day, and theCD was still there so I picked it up! It's a two cd set called Windham Hill Chill 2, and as I thought , the song Daydreams is on there!  :sunglasses:



Glad you found it. I have Windham Hill's "Chill" first two disc set, and it features "Night In The Land" by Nightnoise used in Fall '94. I am the dreamy-new age chill guy :sunglasses: Good music
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 09, 2007, 03:46:14 PM
Yeah i'm more with new age/electroncia rather than jazz
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 09, 2007, 03:50:52 PM
I guess I'm pretty big on New Age too, seeing as most of my favorite artists would fall in that category, i.e. Trammell Starks, Ficara, Peter Buffett, etc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 09, 2007, 03:55:20 PM
I guess I'm pretty big on New Age too, seeing as most of my favorite artists would fall in that category, i.e. Trammell Starks, Ficara, Peter Buffett, etc.
Oh i love Trammell and Ficara music!! Are they planning on making more new music?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 09, 2007, 03:58:06 PM
I guess I'm pretty big on New Age too, seeing as most of my favorite artists would fall in that category, i.e. Trammell Starks, Ficara, Peter Buffett, etc.
Oh i love Trammell and Ficara music!! Are they planning on making more new music?

Trammell DID make some new music, and Ficara said she would if TWC showed interest again (which, according to her, they have not).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 09, 2007, 04:07:50 PM
Well TWc should encourage Ficara to make the music. What are trammell's newst tunz?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 09, 2007, 04:10:44 PM
I don't know, because he recently began including them with the 3 CD lf music set and I bought mine years ago.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 09, 2007, 04:12:55 PM
I don't know, because he recently began including them with the 3 CD lf music set and I bought mine years ago.
Wow trammell sold those cds that long? :shocked:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 09, 2007, 04:14:24 PM
I don't know, because he recently began including them with the 3 CD lf music set and I bought mine years ago.
Wow trammell sold those cds that long? :shocked:

He's been selling them for at least 10 years, IIRC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 09, 2007, 04:17:12 PM
Amazing. I hope he's making a fortune! I just wish there were more artists as kind as Mr.Starks to purchase their lovely music. e.g. Wayne Gerard "Im All About You" <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 09, 2007, 04:17:59 PM
The way I see it, those who want to act like hardasses are only cheating themsleves in the long run.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 09, 2007, 04:18:51 PM
Amazing. I hope he's making a fortune! I just wish there were more artists as kind as Mr.Starks to purchase their lovely music. e.g. Wayne Gerard "Im All About You" <_<
I'm pretty sure Wayne is working on a new CD, and that song is going to be on it. IIRC, many of Wayne Gerard's songs that are available today were marked unavailable when they aired on TWC a few years back (like Heartland).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 09, 2007, 04:25:21 PM
The way I see it, those who want to act like hardasses are only cheating themsleves in the long run.
Absolutely

I cant wait until Wayne releases a new cd with that song in there.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 10, 2007, 07:37:42 PM
Does anyone know where i can ryan farish's songs Touch the Sky, Learning to Fly and Elevation? I realized they are no longer in his profile! <_< :(

Perhaps Ryan is releasing a new CD and TWC keeps it confidental by listing "n/a"? I'm not sure. Any opinions?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 11, 2007, 06:56:35 PM
Does anyone know what "Winter Heat" by Jeanne Ricks sounds like?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 11, 2007, 07:29:53 PM
Does anyone know the name of this cool song from March 2003?
http://vicb14.googlepages.com/unknownMarch03.wav
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 11, 2007, 08:08:02 PM
That's "Summer Nights" by Ryan Farish. I believe that song is from the Daydreamer CD, but it could be from the Traveler CD.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 11, 2007, 09:12:22 PM
That's "Summer Nights" by Ryan Farish. I believe that song is from the Daydreamer CD, but it could be from the Traveler CD.
oh great..not another unavailable ryan farish song! <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 18, 2007, 08:58:40 AM
Has there ever been a playlist w/o Christmas music?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 18, 2007, 11:10:20 AM
Not that I'm aware of. AFAIK, they've played some kind of Christmas music each year.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 21, 2007, 12:20:40 PM
Has anyone noticed that LF songs sound so much better on TWC than the full version of the song?
I tried decreasing the quality of a Trammell song to 16 KB per second on Movie Maker and increased the volume a bit. This makes the song sound a lot more like how it sounds like on TWC. Try doing that with other songs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 21, 2007, 12:36:38 PM
Has anyone noticed that LF songs sound so much better on TWC than the full version of the song?
I tried decreasing the quality of a Trammell song to 16 KB per second on Movie Maker and increased the volume a bit. This makes the song sound a lot more like how it sounds like on TWC. Try doing that with other songs.
How do you decrease the quality on WMM?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 21, 2007, 12:48:44 PM
How do you decrease the quality on WMM?
When you are ready to save the file, click on "save to my computer" under the Movie Tasks menu (should be on the left side of the screen). After you name the file and choose where to save it to, click Next. There should be a pull down menu next to "other settings" (if it's not there, click on the link that says "show more choices). Click on the menu and choose "AM quality audio (16kbps)." After that, click Next again and the file will be saved to your computer. If you need more help, let me know.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 22, 2007, 11:33:57 AM
Does anyone know where to find "Night Drive" by Timothy Drury? I can't find it anywhere! :angry:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 22, 2007, 12:05:56 PM
Does anyone know where to find "Night Drive" by Timothy Drury? I can't find it anywhere! :angry:
That's my favorite Tim Drury song! I cant find it either
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 22, 2007, 01:29:18 PM
For the first time in months, I saw the outdoor activity screen on my IntelliStar.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on December 22, 2007, 04:43:35 PM
For the first time in months, I saw the outdoor activity screen on my IntelliStar.
The OAF screen always shows up on the IS on weekends (and when you're out of school for a break). ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 22, 2007, 11:20:13 PM
The OAF screen always shows up on the IS on weekends (and when you're out of school for a break). ;)
It doesn't show often here since my IntelliStar has traffic, plus the frequently shown getaway forecast was recently added.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 23, 2007, 03:09:54 PM
OMG, i just saw an HD lf on the SD channel. :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 29, 2007, 10:13:30 AM
Anyone know the name of this wonderful song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsMVFFpWHWE
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 29, 2007, 11:37:20 AM
Anyone know the name of this wonderful song? [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsMVFFpWHWE[/url]

I hope Steve has a JR clip of The River and SImple Pleasure too! :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 29, 2007, 12:03:02 PM
I like that song too. I have an IntelliStar clip with that song uploaded on YouTube.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 29, 2007, 12:06:07 PM
I like that song too. I have an IntelliStar clip with that song uploaded on YouTube.
Don't you think it sounds like Kim Hansen?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 29, 2007, 12:12:37 PM
Don't you think it sounds like Kim Hansen?
Yeah it does. It sound very similar to Talk to Me, which is by Kim Hansen. If only we had the playlist from that month. It would have been a lot easier to identify it. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 29, 2007, 12:15:32 PM
Maybe we could ask someone at TWC to identify it for us. Like maybe that person everyone emails for the playlist.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 29, 2007, 12:16:44 PM
I tried emailing Chris Hoitsma (or whatever his name is) to identify the alien song awhile back. He never responded.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 29, 2007, 12:55:23 PM
I talked to wxmancanada, and he said the November 2006, and February and April 2007 playlists were lost <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 29, 2007, 01:12:54 PM
This list has all of Kim Hansen's 100 songs. It is a latin sounding song so maybe if any of her song titles sounds latin, that might be it!
http://repertoire.bmi.com/writer.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&querytype=WriterID&cae=422004717&affiliation=BMI&keyid=803587&keyname=HANSEN%20KIM
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 29, 2007, 01:57:08 PM
I talked to wxmancanada, and he said the November 2006, and February and April 2007 playlists were lost <_<
Yeah, I remember him saying that awhile back.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 29, 2007, 02:00:20 PM
Kim Hansen wrote 100 songs? Most of them are likely the songs he wrote with the rest of that Todd Newton band. AFAIK, only six songs by Kim were used on TWC.

I noticed that "Just We Two" is on his BMI account. I spoke to Kim about this song, though, and he said he doesn't recognize it. :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 29, 2007, 03:34:29 PM
Yes i saw Coney Island and Talk to Me as well. I also notice every single Ryan Farish song on BMI too.

How can an artist not recognize their own song? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 30, 2007, 12:59:32 PM
Anyone know the name of this wonderful song? [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsMVFFpWHWE[/url]

I spoke to Kim about this song, and I can now confirm that this song is indeed by him. Don't know the name yet, though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 30, 2007, 01:24:43 PM
Did he say its done by him?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 30, 2007, 03:23:49 PM
Did he say its done by him?
That's what Mike just said. Kim told Mike he composed the song, but Mike doesn't know the name.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 30, 2007, 05:39:09 PM
I thought if the song title sounded latinish, then that would be it but obviously there are no such song titles that sound latinish
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 30, 2007, 05:50:21 PM
Just because a song sounds latinish doesn't necessarily mean it has to have a latinish name. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 31, 2007, 10:44:43 AM
If I had to guess, I'd say the song was called "Lee Latin".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 31, 2007, 11:30:39 AM
yeah the song must be "Lee Latin" by Kim Hansen
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 31, 2007, 11:58:48 AM
let's continue our discussion about Glen Mcnulty :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 31, 2007, 12:01:17 PM
Does anyone have a satellite LF of the Glenn Mcnulty song?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 31, 2007, 12:07:01 PM
Does anyone have a satellite LF of the Glenn Mcnulty song?
i dont but TWCRoadFan has an intellistar video where u can hear most of the song w/o narration
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 31, 2007, 07:19:37 PM
The only new information I could find on Glen was that his only CD was released by Sonic Emerald Publishing...who doesn't exist anymore.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 31, 2007, 08:20:46 PM
I know I came across his MySpace at some point, despite the fact that someone in here said that he didn't have one.  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 31, 2007, 08:56:18 PM
Someone said the song will be available in Glen's new CD. IIRC, Glen's only CD is "Raw Silk"
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 31, 2007, 11:26:33 PM
Glenn isn't planning to release a new CD. The only way would be to email him for the song, but so far, I haven't found his email. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2008, 11:12:47 AM
Glenn isn't planning to release a new CD. The only way would be to email him for the song, but so far, I haven't found his email. :(
maybe you can find in BMI?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 01, 2008, 11:13:33 AM
Glenn isn't planning to release a new CD. The only way would be to email him for the song, but so far, I haven't found his email. :(
maybe you can find in BMI?
It is in BMI.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2008, 11:14:15 AM
Glenn isn't planning to release a new CD. The only way would be to email him for the song, but so far, I haven't found his email. :(
maybe you can find in BMI?
It is in BMI.
his email?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 01, 2008, 11:15:33 AM
Glenn isn't planning to release a new CD. The only way would be to email him for the song, but so far, I haven't found his email. :(
maybe you can find in BMI?
It is in BMI.
his email?
Oh, I thought you meant the song. No, his email is not on his account.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2008, 11:23:53 AM
I could purchase the song with a license but who has $750?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 01, 2008, 11:29:20 AM
I could purchase the song with a license but who has $750?
You can only get a license if you're getting the song for a business.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2008, 11:30:39 AM
Not for personal use? Why?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 01, 2008, 11:43:28 AM
Not for personal use? Why?
I dunno. Ask BMI.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2008, 11:45:25 AM
I also notice that TWC gets their most of their playlist selections from BMI. Many are retitled so basically its BMI who retitled the songs, not TWC ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 01, 2008, 11:54:11 AM
TWC gets all their music from BMI.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 01, 2008, 01:02:29 PM
TWC gets all their music from BMI.
But aren't there some TWC artists that don't have a BMI account?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2008, 01:44:55 PM
TWC gets all their music from BMI.
But aren't there some TWC artists that don't have a BMI account?
that's what i thought. :huh: Joe Laskota, IIRC, didnt have a BMI account.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 01, 2008, 04:37:48 PM
TWC gets all their music from BMI.
But aren't there some TWC artists that don't have a BMI account?
There are also some artists that send their music directly to TWC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 01, 2008, 05:14:33 PM
alright, let's settle some rumors shall we?

No, TWC DOES NOT get their music from BMI in any way. They get their music directly from the artists, who consequently happen to be members of BMI. Secondly, BMI does not retitle the songs. The artists do that.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2008, 07:30:59 PM
Thanks for the updates Gary! :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: furball on January 02, 2008, 10:52:58 AM
Right, TWC gets the music from the artists, then if they have BMI, TWC licenses them there.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2008, 11:09:40 AM
does TWC make money with the lf music?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 02, 2008, 11:58:08 AM
Right, TWC gets the music from the artists, then if they have BMI, TWC licenses them there.

No, they have nothing at all to do with BMI. :no:

And no, TWC doesn't make any money.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2008, 01:12:55 PM
Have you ever been to TWC HQ Gary?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 02, 2008, 01:13:34 PM
No I haven't, though I'd love to go there. What does that have to do with anything though?  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2008, 01:14:29 PM
No I haven't, though I'd love to go there. What does that have to do with anything though?  :unsure:
because you know so much! You're also very good with my Ryan Farish song IDs!  :worship:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 02, 2008, 01:23:01 PM
Just because I know alot about TWC doesn't mean I've been there. Many of us are quite smart about TWC stuff, and I'm willing to bet that most of us have never set foot on TWC property.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2008, 01:31:10 PM
Just because I know alot about TWC doesn't mean I've been there. Many of us are quite smart about TWC stuff, and I'm willing to bet that most of us have never set foot on TWC property.
very true and those who have been to TWC property dont know much about the channel <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 02, 2008, 03:01:16 PM
Some of them know quite a bit. The problem, though, is that things are very tight at TWC, so when you go there there's not much chance to explore things and learn about things.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2008, 04:02:44 PM
Some of them know quite a bit. The problem, though, is that things are very tight at TWC, so when you go there there's not much chance to explore things and learn about things.
that sucks. I'm still praying one day that i can visit the STAR and music department. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 02, 2008, 06:05:09 PM
I'm hoping that I'll get to see another STAR before they're all upgraded.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2008, 07:37:28 PM
I'm hoping that I'll get to see another STAR before they're all upgraded.
why dont you go to Provo, UT out of Salt Lake City? They have an XL or go to Taos, NM to see their 4000.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 02, 2008, 08:32:18 PM
You would have to have a better reason to go to somewhere other than just to see another STAR unit. Otherwise it would just be a waste of money.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2008, 08:35:39 PM
It costs money to visit there?

I really like to contact TWC about those possible Kim Hansen songs and the alein song
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 02, 2008, 09:13:04 PM
The only person on TWCC that I know of who visited the TWC studios (besides the STAR team of course) was Jae. I believe you have to work at a company that is affiliated with TWC in some way in order to visit there.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 03, 2008, 10:02:37 AM
Although it's unlikely, I'm hoping the hotel we're staying at in Denver will have another STAR.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 03, 2008, 10:58:33 AM
The only person on TWCC that I know of who visited the TWC studios (besides the STAR team of course) was Jae. I believe you have to work at a company that is affiliated with TWC in some way in order to visit there.
Wow, whats with all the security? :wacko:

Although it's unlikely, I'm hoping the hotel we're staying at in Denver will have another STAR.
Its possible Derek if you know the cable company. Kevin had a 4000 in NYC!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 03, 2008, 11:16:17 AM
The only person on TWCC that I know of who visited the TWC studios (besides the STAR team of course) was Jae. I believe you have to work at a company that is affiliated with TWC in some way in order to visit there.
Wow, whats with all the security? :wacko:

Although it's unlikely, I'm hoping the hotel we're staying at in Denver will have another STAR.
Its possible Derek if you know the cable company. Kevin had a 4000 in NYC!

What's with the security is that there are lots of crazys and loonies out there, so they've got to keep things tight to prevent any of those crazys from doing any harm to anyone in the studio.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 03, 2008, 11:17:09 AM
I hate this modern day in age. Back in the 80s and 90s, you didnt have to worry about the terrorists or 9/11 or bombings <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 03, 2008, 11:21:07 AM
It really has nothing to do with terrorists or 9/11. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 03, 2008, 11:28:05 AM
they've always been this secure?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 03, 2008, 11:45:35 AM
No, I'm pretty sure they used to be a bit more lax in the earlier days, but as time as gone on and they have become more popular, they've had to tighten things.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 03, 2008, 11:47:42 AM
No, I'm pretty sure they used to be a bit more lax in the earlier days, but as time as gone on and they have become more popular, they've had to tighten things.
Oh, that seems much more logical. I liked the studio setup in the early days. There was carpeting on the floors and a big main studio for forecasting and simple maps. Now its huge with a bunch of studios,  more complex structures, and computers everywhere. And boy talk about bad management...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on January 04, 2008, 12:21:10 AM
How is that bad management? They have to keep up with their growth.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 04, 2008, 09:43:46 AM
How is that bad management? They have to keep up with their growth.
any new lf music yet?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 04, 2008, 11:11:31 AM
How is that bad management? They have to keep up with their growth.

I was gonna say the same thing, but well..you know..some things are better off left alone.  :lol: :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 04, 2008, 02:43:09 PM
no that's not true <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 04, 2008, 03:34:10 PM
Whats not true?  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 05, 2008, 03:53:01 PM
I dont know i forgot :wall:

I emailed TWC on why they didnt start new music and i asked them if i can assemble a playlist for them.

It would be a true miracle if i ever get a reply :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 05, 2008, 03:55:05 PM
I dont know i forgot :wall:

I emailed TWC on why they didnt start new music and i asked them if i can assemble a playlist for them.

It would be a true miracle if i ever get a reply :rolleyes:

It would be even more of a miracle if they told you you could assemble a playlsit for them.  :whistling:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 05, 2008, 04:00:29 PM
yeah i know. I can't wait!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 05, 2008, 09:02:31 PM
Were there any STAR outages yesterday?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 05, 2008, 09:31:04 PM
Were there any STAR outages yesterday?
Not really an outage, but my IntelliStar failed to queue a few times, and there were some other strange occurrences.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 05, 2008, 09:34:08 PM
Were there any STAR outages yesterday?
Not really an outage, but my IntelliStar failed to queue a few times, and there were some other strange occurrences.
Did you eever get a satellite LF without any LDL?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 05, 2008, 09:43:56 PM
Were there any STAR outages yesterday?
Not really an outage, but my IntelliStar failed to queue a few times, and there were some other strange occurrences.
Did you eever get a satellite LF without any LDL?
Yes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 06, 2008, 11:39:20 AM
Did you eever get a satellite LF without any LDL?
I had an "outage" yesterday where no LDL appreared on the sat lf
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 06, 2008, 10:00:14 PM
Is it true that 4000s and juniors don't see an ID at :57 anymore?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 06, 2008, 10:05:54 PM
Is it true that 4000s and juniors don't see an ID at :57 anymore?
I heard that Juniors don't (or least not on a regular basis), but I don't know about the 4000.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 08, 2008, 10:00:09 PM
Anyone know the name of this song? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNK5YuH8df4) It's been unidentified for over a year now...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 09, 2008, 06:19:52 AM
Anyone know the name of this song? ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNK5YuH8df4[/url]) It's been unidentified for over a year now...

It sounds a lot like Rippingtons, Russ Freeman, or Patrick Yandall. It doesn't match with any of the songs I've looked through by those artists, though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 09, 2008, 10:17:20 AM
LOL i was watching that same video yesterday. It's probably by Samuel Lincoln
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 09, 2008, 10:52:26 AM
Anyone know the name of this song? ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNK5YuH8df4[/url]) It's been unidentified for over a year now...

It sounds a lot like Rippingtons, Russ Freeman, or Patrick Yandall. It doesn't match with any of the songs I've looked through by those artists, though.

Its not Rippingtons or Russ Freeman , I'm certain.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 09, 2008, 07:19:31 PM
Jacob Archer's album Urban Rain, is to be released this month! :thrilled:

Now i can get the songs hopefully on itunes as well
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 10, 2008, 11:30:09 AM
Does anyone know the name of this nice light rock song that is both playing in the daytime and primetime list?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 18, 2008, 09:01:43 PM
Has anyone found any info on the artist "Kathy Ball", whom has been frequently played on TWC lately?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 18, 2008, 09:04:26 PM
Has anyone found any info on the artist "Kathy Ball", whom has been frequently played on TWC lately?
According to BMI she has only 3 works performed
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 18, 2008, 09:06:55 PM
Has anyone found any info on the artist "Kathy Ball", whom has been frequently played on TWC lately?
According to BMI she has only 3 works performed
Have you found any leads on her?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 18, 2008, 09:07:53 PM
What's a lead?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 18, 2008, 09:10:35 PM
What's a lead?
Information.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 18, 2008, 09:14:35 PM
i cant find anything on google about her :angry:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 18, 2008, 09:16:00 PM
i tryed msn&yahoo
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 19, 2008, 11:35:07 AM
For those of you who like the song "Pressing On" by Yvonne Ayers and noticed that shadyjay removed the clip, I ripped the clip (http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/PressingOn-YvonneAyers.mp3) awhile back.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 19, 2008, 11:54:36 AM
For those of you who like the song "Pressing On" by Yvonne Ayers and noticed that shadyjay removed the clip, I ripped the clip ([url]http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/PressingOn-YvonneAyers.mp3[/url]) awhile back.

why did he remove the clip? <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 19, 2008, 05:35:34 PM
What does the tide screen on the 3000 look like?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 19, 2008, 05:39:23 PM
What does the tide screen on the 3000 look like?

Looks pretty much like the one on the Jr.

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2726/snapshot20080119173700hn6.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 19, 2008, 05:40:25 PM
What does the tide screen on the 3000 look like?

Looks pretty much like the one on the Jr.

([url]http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2726/snapshot20080119173700hn6.jpg[/url])

Awesome! Just what I was looking for! :thrilled: :worship:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 19, 2008, 05:48:43 PM
The 3000 looks just like the jr. :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 19, 2008, 05:53:33 PM
The 3000 looks just like the jr. :blink:
Really? I hadn't noticed. :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 19, 2008, 05:54:50 PM
The 3000 looks just like the jr. :blink:
Really? I hadn't noticed. :P
i bet you i have the wxstar 4000 in HD :rofl2: :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 19, 2008, 05:59:47 PM
The 3000 looks just like the jr. :blink:
At first glance, yes. But if you think about it, no.
1. The fonts are different
2. The ad crawl on the 3000 cuts off before it goes off screen
3. The 3000 is much darker than the junior
4. The 3000 has been discontinued
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 19, 2008, 06:00:27 PM
Which is better, the 3000 or junior?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 19, 2008, 06:02:43 PM
Which is better, the 3000 or junior?
Better in what way?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 19, 2008, 06:05:08 PM
in preference?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 19, 2008, 06:07:12 PM
I personally would prefer the 3000, since it has a lot of history with it. Most other people would prefer the 3000 over the junior because they grew up with it or for the same reason I like it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 19, 2008, 07:04:19 PM
I personally would prefer the 3000, since it has a lot of history with it. Most other people would prefer the 3000 over the junior because they grew up with it or for the same reason I like it.
me2. I wish the 3000 came back.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 05:43:18 PM
News from Jacob Archer:

"My CD will be released as soon as I get the duplication complete which should be this week. I will post a message when I will definitely have it available. Thanks for the link."

I will ask him where to get the CD! B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 06:21:00 PM
News from Jacob Archer:

"My CD will be released as soon as I get the duplication complete which should be this week. I will post a message when I will definitely have it available. Thanks for the link."

I will ask him where to get the CD! B)

You'll likely have to order it directly from him. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 20, 2008, 07:20:54 PM
Does anyone have footage of what the 3000 showed on the ID screen in 2004?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 07:50:56 PM
Does anyone have footage of what the 3000 showed on the ID screen in 2004?
i dont think i ever saw footage like that. I have only seen 3 STAR 3000 videos!

Is there video of a Junior's station ID screen?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 20, 2008, 07:52:59 PM
Does anyone have footage of what the 3000 showed on the ID screen in 2004?

i dont think i ever saw footage like that. I have only seen 3 STAR 3000 videos!

Is there video of a Junior's station ID screen?

The junior doesn't show a cable provider, ID, or a channel. It simply says "NewspaperL 53130" or "Radio 53140" I was wondering if the 3000 did that as well.

EDIT: You can see some of it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64cwbvhC-q4) at about 6 minutes in the video.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 20, 2008, 08:05:41 PM
Does anyone have footage of what the 3000 showed on the ID screen in 2004?

i dont think i ever saw footage like that. I have only seen 3 STAR 3000 videos!

Is there video of a Junior's station ID screen?

The junior doesn't show a cable provider, ID, or a channel. It simply says "NewspaperL 53130" or "Radio 53140" I was wondering if the 3000 did that as well.

EDIT: You can see some of it here ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64cwbvhC-q4[/url]) at about 6 minutes in the video.

The "Newspaper L" thing only started happening recently, maybe within the past 12 months. I highly doubt the 3000 ever showed that. I'm willing to bet the 3000's ID hasn't changed since the late 1980s/early 1990s.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 20, 2008, 08:06:55 PM
Does anyone have footage of what the 3000 showed on the ID screen in 2004?

i dont think i ever saw footage like that. I have only seen 3 STAR 3000 videos!

Is there video of a Junior's station ID screen?

The junior doesn't show a cable provider, ID, or a channel. It simply says "NewspaperL 53130" or "Radio 53140" I was wondering if the 3000 did that as well.

EDIT: You can see some of it here ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64cwbvhC-q4[/url]) at about 6 minutes in the video.

The "Newspaper L" thing only started happening recently, maybe within the past 12 months. I highly doubt the 3000 ever showed that. I'm willing to bet the 3000's ID hasn't changed since the late 1980s/early 1990s.

Shaun has video of a junior in March 2006 showing the NewspaperL thing. Would 3000s show a cable provider logo, ID, and a channel?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 20, 2008, 08:15:17 PM
Does anyone have footage of what the 3000 showed on the ID screen in 2004?

i dont think i ever saw footage like that. I have only seen 3 STAR 3000 videos!

Is there video of a Junior's station ID screen?

The junior doesn't show a cable provider, ID, or a channel. It simply says "NewspaperL 53130" or "Radio 53140" I was wondering if the 3000 did that as well.

EDIT: You can see some of it here ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64cwbvhC-q4[/url]) at about 6 minutes in the video.

The "Newspaper L" thing only started happening recently, maybe within the past 12 months. I highly doubt the 3000 ever showed that. I'm willing to bet the 3000's ID hasn't changed since the late 1980s/early 1990s.

Shaun has video of a junior in March 2006 showing the NewspaperL thing. Would 3000s show a cable provider logo, ID, and a channel?

I doubt the 3000 could ever show a cable company graphical logo. My guess it still had this layout in 2004:

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7957/snapshot20080120201314gi7.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 08:16:22 PM
that looks ancient! I wish the 3000 was still here today :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 08:16:33 PM
I doubt the 3000 could ever show a cable company graphical logo. My guess it still had this layout in 2004:

([url]http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7957/snapshot20080120201314gi7.jpg[/url])

Yeah, I don't think the Jrs and 3000s have the capability of using graphics. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:20:40 PM
The only graphics I ever saw on the 3000 were the occasional background graphics.  ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 08:22:51 PM
The only graphics I ever saw on the 3000 were the occasional background graphics.  ;)
However, those weren't generated by the 3000. They were displayed by TWC on the "satellite LF".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:27:37 PM
The only graphics I ever saw on the 3000 were the occasional background graphics.  ;)
However, those weren't generated by the 3000. They were displayed by TWC on the "satellite LF".

No, I'm talking about the illustrated backgrounds that were occasionally used on the regular LF.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 08:28:57 PM
No, I'm talking about the illustrated backgrounds that were occasionally used on the regular LF.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Those backgrounds were put on the national feed during the LF, and the 3000's text was overlayed over that. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 08:29:06 PM
How come the 3000 and JR never display icons or maps?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 20, 2008, 08:30:11 PM
How come the 3000 and JR never display icons or maps?
Because they weren't designed to, nor do they have the ability to do so.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 08:31:11 PM
Is there a list of cities that currently have the Junior?

I know Penn State, Rutgers, and a couple other places have 'em
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:32:49 PM
No, I'm talking about the illustrated backgrounds that were occasionally used on the regular LF.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Those backgrounds were put on the national feed during the LF, and the 3000's text was overlayed over that. :yes:

Ah, I see what your saying now.  :sunglasses:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 20, 2008, 08:34:31 PM
If you look at the very beginning of this video (http://www.twctodayforums.com/7905/2004%2010-28%201028pm%203000%20Dan%20Crawley.wmv), you can see that there is a video with the 3000 id screen. Does anyone have that video?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:35:37 PM
I don't think Dan ever contributed that. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 20, 2008, 08:36:18 PM
I don't think Dan ever contributed that. :no:
Oh that's Dan's video? I could've sworn he lived in Chicago. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 08:37:16 PM
Oh that's Dan's video? I could've sworn he lived in Chicago. :unsure:
It's a different Dan. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:37:33 PM
I don't think Dan ever contributed that. :no:
Oh that's Dan's video? I could've sworn he lived in Chicago. :unsure:

As Stephen said, different Dan.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 08:38:00 PM
which Dan?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:38:25 PM
Dan Crawley. His TWCC name is dannyc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 20, 2008, 08:38:40 PM
Oh that's Dan's video? I could've sworn he lived in Chicago. :unsure:
It's a different Dan. ;)
Hehe... I knew that... :whistling:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 08:38:56 PM
which Dan?
I believe this Dan lived in North Carolina, IIRC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:39:20 PM
Oh that's Dan's video? I could've sworn he lived in Chicago. :unsure:
It's a different Dan. ;)
Hehe... I knew that... :whistling:

Suuuuuree.  :rofl2: :rofl2:  :P

Yep Stephen, you are correct.  :sunglasses:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 20, 2008, 08:39:53 PM
Dan Crawley. His TWCC name is dannyc.

Actually his username is Dan (http://www.twcclassics.com/forums/index.php?showuser=72). dannyc (http://www.twcclassics.com/forums/index.php?showuser=411) is someone else.

edit: fixed messy BBCode.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 08:40:48 PM
Oh that Dan has an XL.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 20, 2008, 08:41:18 PM
Dan Crawley. His TWCC name is dannyc.

Actually his username is Dan ([url]http://www.twcclassics.com/forums/index.php?showuser=72[/url]). dannyc ([url]http://www.twcclassics.com/forums/index.php?showuser=411[/url]) is someone else.

edit: fixed messy BBCode.


Wow, so many Dan's.  :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 08:44:54 PM
Does anyone have any clips from Primetime or overnight July 2005?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 09:13:33 PM
Does anyone have the current IntelliSTAR background, or at least something similar? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 09:18:40 PM
Does anyone have the current IntelliSTAR background, or at least something similar? :unsure:
:)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 09:20:11 PM
:)
I meant a blank background. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 09:20:52 PM
:)
I meant a blank background. ;)
oh i dont. Sorry :(

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 20, 2008, 09:23:36 PM
Does anyone have the current IntelliSTAR background, or at least something similar? :unsure:

Here's the closest I've been able to recreate:

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7906/intellistarv2backgroundnf8.png)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on January 20, 2008, 09:48:27 PM
Thanks, Billy. B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 20, 2008, 10:04:33 PM
Jacob Archer said the CD will be available in CDbaby.com next week :thrilled:

Also it will be in itunes as soon as it comes up
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 21, 2008, 06:39:57 PM
Does ayone know where i can get the song "Pleasant Days" by Bobby Love?

Yeah it played in 99, dont start :P :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 21, 2008, 06:42:30 PM
Its not available. For that reason, since I have it, I will send it over to you. But ONLY because its not readily available otherwise.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 21, 2008, 06:43:35 PM
Its not available. For that reason, since I have it, I will send it over to you. But ONLY because its not readily available otherwise.
Thanks. Yeah its one of the unavailable songs unfortunately <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 21, 2008, 06:44:01 PM
Is Terry Coleman's music available (particularly Cool Breeze and Just Groovin')?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 21, 2008, 06:45:01 PM
Is Terry Coleman's music available (particularly Cool Breeze and Just Groovin')?
i can't seem to find his music anywhere :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 21, 2008, 06:47:35 PM
Is Terry Coleman's music available (particularly Cool Breeze and Just Groovin')?

Terry Coleman has a Myspace which has several songs from his Soccole Music album. The only one familiar to us is Cool Breeze.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 21, 2008, 09:05:25 PM
I'm under the impression that the arabian song from February 2007 might actually be from an artist called John Brighton. His music is playing this month too. He has one song called" Arabia Instrumental". Interesting
http://repertoire.bmi.com/title.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&keyID=6455151&ShowNbr=0&ShowSeqNbr=0&querytype=WorkID
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 21, 2008, 09:12:58 PM
That song is actually "El Sueno de la Arana Roja" by David Becker, from his Leaving Argentina album. It's available in many places, including iTunes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 21, 2008, 09:14:40 PM
That song is actually "El Sueno de la Arana Roja" by David Becker, from his Leaving Argentina album.

which one. the arabian song from this clip? http://youtube.com/watch?v=8FR8H4hpQgY
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 21, 2008, 09:15:12 PM
which one. the arabian song from this clip? [url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=8FR8H4hpQgY[/url]

Yes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 21, 2008, 09:16:53 PM
OH MY GOD!!!! IT IS!!!

THANK YOU MIKE
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ESumma on January 22, 2008, 01:52:11 AM
There was an outage starting around 8PM on the 21st and still lasting until at least 2:00AM on the 22nd.  The outage had The Weather Channel completely out with the exception of a steady repeat of the national forecasts default (radar, city forecasts, etc.) and no music until around 1:10AM, which the Trammell Starks playlist came into play.  My Comcast Digital Cable WeatherScan also was in disarray as well (nothing except for a frozen crawl and empty blue screens until around 1AM).  It eventually came back to be relatively normal at 1AM, but still had local data that was missing on the left side info bar and glitchy feed.  It was great to hear Trammell's music though. 
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on January 22, 2008, 05:49:32 PM
That song is actually "El Sueno de la Arana Roja" by David Becker, from his Leaving Argentina album. It's available in many places, including iTunes.

A second song from that album "Racin' Through the Andes" (track 7) was used in the same playlist as the arabian song ( I believe it was 11/06)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 22, 2008, 07:05:05 PM
That song is actually "El Sueno de la Arana Roja" by David Becker, from his Leaving Argentina album. It's available in many places, including iTunes.

A second song from that album "Racin' Through the Andes" (track 7) was used in the same playlist as the arabian song ( I believe it was 11/06)
the arabian song played in Feb 2007.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 24, 2008, 05:30:35 PM
Would the junior show a tan scroll for a flood watch or a wind advisory?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 24, 2008, 05:38:05 PM
Would the junior show a tan scroll for a flood watch or a wind advisory?
no
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 02:17:29 PM
Is the 4000 ir Junior newer?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 25, 2008, 02:18:43 PM
The junior is newer. In fact, I'm pretty sure the junior came out the year I was born. The 4000 came out in 1990, IIRC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 02:19:41 PM
I seen saw many 4000 videos from the 90s. Was the Junior and 3000 less common beack then? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 25, 2008, 02:22:00 PM
I seen saw many 4000 videos from the 90s. Was the Junior and 3000 less common beack then? :unsure:
The 3000 was pretty common in the late 80's. The junior was more of an alternative to more expensive STARs like the 4000 and later the XL.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 02:23:01 PM
HOw much does it cost to keep a JR compared to the IS and XL?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 25, 2008, 02:24:56 PM
HOw much does it cost to keep a JR compared to the IS and XL?
I don't know the exact cost, but it's WAYYYY cheaper.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 02:25:41 PM
Then more cable companies should be implementin' the Junior!!!! :angry:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 25, 2008, 02:27:08 PM
Then more cable companies should be implementin' the Junior!!!! :angry:
They probably don't since it's all text based, and not many people would be interested in a text based LF.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 02:29:58 PM
I wish my college and hospital would have the Junior. I heard Rutgers University has a weatherstar 4000 from Kevin K?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 25, 2008, 02:30:37 PM
I wish my college and hospital would have the Junior. I heard Rutgers University has a weatherstar 4000 from Kevin K?
I think Rutgers has a junior.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 02:32:33 PM
I think The Dalles, OR has an XL. SOmeone posted a youtube clip featuring CrapVentures with the XL LDL. Too bad ther's no lf and it was tv tuner quality! <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 25, 2008, 02:40:22 PM
HOw much does it cost to keep a JR compared to the IS and XL?
Much cheaper. The Junior is $500, where as the XL is $6,500. I don't know the cost of the IntelliStar, but it's probably cheaper than the other Stars (except the Junior) since it uses PC-based technology.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 02:42:22 PM
The Junior is only 500? Get out! My VCR costs more money!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 25, 2008, 05:20:38 PM
A song on BMI costs more than that!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 05:30:59 PM
A song on BMI costs more than that!
I can ask my brother to license it. He told me had one :D
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 25, 2008, 05:34:47 PM
A song on BMI costs more than that!
I can ask my brother to license it. He told me had one :D
License what?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 25, 2008, 05:35:37 PM
license a song, silly!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 26, 2008, 01:32:22 PM
a new info about Jeanne Ricks new CD?

She denied my friend request!! :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 27, 2008, 04:14:55 PM
I heard "Along the Way" by Ryan Farish at the pet store today!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 28, 2008, 07:03:26 PM
I heard "Along the Way" by Ryan Farish at the pet store today!
i dont like that song, too cheery :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 31, 2008, 07:25:49 PM
Is there a name for the computer that shows the satellite LF?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 31, 2008, 08:07:48 PM
Is there a name for the computer that shows the satellite LF?
I believe it's run by a computer with WSI software, but I don't know if it has an "official" name.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 31, 2008, 08:24:36 PM
HOw does the WSI software look like?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 31, 2008, 08:50:09 PM
This is the first time I've ever seen a junior actually show what it's supposed to.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 31, 2008, 08:57:52 PM
What's RTC TV? WHere did you find the clip?

So its not graphics compatible!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 01, 2008, 07:41:31 PM
The February 2008 playlist will start on Super Bowl SUnday :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 03, 2008, 11:46:31 AM
Does the XL or IntelliStar have a freezing fog icon, and narration for freezing fog?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 03, 2008, 11:50:19 AM
Does the XL or IntelliStar have a freezing fog icon, and narration for freezing fog?
I dont think so
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 03, 2008, 11:52:44 AM
Does the XL or IntelliStar have a freezing fog icon, and narration for freezing fog?

Nope, neither one has that. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 03, 2008, 05:07:31 PM
Why is there no new lf music? They always start on a SUnday. <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on February 03, 2008, 05:08:46 PM
They always start on a SUnday. <_<
Apparently not if they didn't start today. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 03, 2008, 05:09:27 PM
Do you like lf music Stephen?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 06, 2008, 06:51:06 PM
Is Kathy Ball retitled on itunes?

Also i cannot find "Playing in the Cold" by Doug Granville on BMI :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 06, 2008, 06:57:00 PM
Is Kathy Ball retitled on itunes?
Carlos said on TWCC that he got every song on last month's playlist except the John Brighton and Kathy Ball songs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 06, 2008, 06:59:14 PM
Except Kathy Ball?


Ugh, i hate production music :angry:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 06, 2008, 07:00:57 PM
Except Kathy Ball?


Ugh, i hate production music :angry:
There's really nothing we can do about it. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 06, 2008, 07:12:09 PM
I wish i could license the song but i need to ask a rich person to kindly spend a thousands bucks for me.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 06, 2008, 10:09:17 PM
Jacob Archer's cd is now available in CD Baby.com!
http://cdbaby.com/cd/jacobarcher

I'm gonna buy the cd with parental permission :dance: :dance: :thrilled:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 06, 2008, 11:13:33 PM
Jacob Archer's cd is now available in CD Baby.com!
[url]http://cdbaby.com/cd/jacobarcher[/url]

I'm gonna buy the cd with parental permission :dance: :dance: :thrilled:


I don't see why your parents wouldn't approve. Its JAZZ music for crying out loud.  :lol: :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 07, 2008, 12:22:12 PM
But they dont like jazz :( <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 07, 2008, 12:38:12 PM
My point is, like or dislike, its not like its dirty or obscene, like vocal music can be. I really don't understand what they would have against you purchasing it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 07, 2008, 01:48:47 PM
Because my dad often doesnt trust independent music sites like CD baby. Since i have an ipod he will go against buying the cd or track. I only want one song in that album and its not available in itunes. Its on diggstation.ocm but ill hafta create ana ccout
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 07, 2008, 02:32:03 PM
So then he wouldn't trust Amazon.com?  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 07, 2008, 03:02:00 PM
So then he wouldn't trust Amazon.com?  :unsure:
lol thats the only site he trusts but you're not gonna find many unavailable CDs there
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 09, 2008, 07:01:12 PM
Did the 3000 say "Clear Below 12,000 ft" just like the junior?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 09, 2008, 07:03:07 PM
Did the 3000 say "Clear Below 12,000 ft" just like the junior?
Yes
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on February 09, 2008, 07:59:45 PM
So does the 4000, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 09, 2008, 10:16:42 PM
I can't really tell the difference between the 3000 and JR besides the 3000 having uppercase font
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 09, 2008, 11:07:02 PM
I can't really tell the difference between the 3000 and JR besides the 3000 having uppercase font
That's pretty much the only difference, other than the 3000 having the capability of only showing the text and not the blue background. The products and formatting of the 3000 and Junior are the same.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 10, 2008, 02:29:21 PM
Were there weatherstar I and II?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on February 10, 2008, 02:30:06 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 10, 2008, 02:37:36 PM
any info on them?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on February 10, 2008, 03:23:12 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 13, 2008, 06:56:14 PM
Does anyone know what fonts the XL uses?

Also, will i have to purchase it? Any free equivalents?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 13, 2008, 06:57:15 PM
Does anyone know what fonts the XL uses?

Also, will i have to purchase it? Any free equivalents?

Helvetica is the main font the XL uses. Yes, you would have to purchase it, but there are free equivalents.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 13, 2008, 06:57:40 PM
Does anyone know what fonts the XL uses?

Also, will i have to purchase it? Any free equivalents?
The XL uses variations of Akzidenz Grotesk extended. The ad crawl, temperature readings, and 36 hour forecast use Helvetica Neue Condensed. The titlebar on the v.3 uses the interstate font. And yes, they all cost money.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 13, 2008, 06:57:52 PM
What are the free equivalents?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 13, 2008, 07:39:51 PM
Google helvetica equivalent.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 14, 2008, 05:54:02 PM
Where can I find Steve Glotzer's "Acoustic Food Chain" album? I have a feeling that this is the album that has a song I've been searching for years.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 14, 2008, 05:55:46 PM
What song is it?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 14, 2008, 05:55:55 PM
It is available on Amazon.com. The two songs from that CD that TWC used are on this site.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 14, 2008, 09:05:18 PM
Is Northern Lights by Sameul Lincoln composed by Incognito by any chance
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 15, 2008, 05:41:50 PM
Woah, I just watched my tapes from Tuesday night when we did the LOT48s, and my IntelliStar had a really weird flavor lineup. The Getaway Forecast was shown after the 36-hour forecast and before The Week Ahead! I have NEVER seen anything that wacky before on the IntelliStar! :crazy: :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 15, 2008, 05:43:24 PM
Is Northern Lights by Sameul Lincoln composed by Incognito by any chance
No.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 15, 2008, 05:43:50 PM
Woah, I just watched my tapes from Tuesday night when we did the LOT48s, and my IntelliStar had a really weird flavor lineup. The Getaway Forecast was shown after the 36-hour forecast and before The Week Ahead! I have NEVER seen anything that wacky before on the IntelliStar! :crazy: :wacko:
is there a clip of it?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 15, 2008, 05:44:55 PM
Woah, I just watched my tapes from Tuesday night when we did the LOT48s, and my IntelliStar had a really weird flavor lineup. The Getaway Forecast was shown after the 36-hour forecast and before The Week Ahead! I have NEVER seen anything that wacky before on the IntelliStar! :crazy: :wacko:
is there a clip of it?
Yes. It was during the Local Across The 48s. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 15, 2008, 05:45:39 PM
A lot of weird thins happen to your IS :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 15, 2008, 06:18:40 PM
Woah, I just watched my tapes from Tuesday night when we did the LOT48s, and my IntelliStar had a really weird flavor lineup. The Getaway Forecast was shown after the 36-hour forecast and before The Week Ahead! I have NEVER seen anything that wacky before on the IntelliStar! :crazy: :wacko:
The same thing happened again that night at 9:38 PM.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 15, 2008, 09:11:28 PM
Woah, I just watched my tapes from Tuesday night when we did the LOT48s, and my IntelliStar had a really weird flavor lineup. The Getaway Forecast was shown after the 36-hour forecast and before The Week Ahead! I have NEVER seen anything that wacky before on the IntelliStar! :crazy: :wacko:
The same thing happened again that night at 9:38 PM.
And my IntelliStar is still doing this during the :08 and :38 flavor.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 15, 2008, 09:14:19 PM
maybe its a new flavor?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 19, 2008, 05:57:24 PM
When will satellite viewers gets the local Intellistar!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 19, 2008, 06:51:22 PM
Perhaps someday. But its really hard to say for sure. I think the technology will be available to do that some day, but it could b awhile.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 19, 2008, 08:39:33 PM
will it come in 2010?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 20, 2008, 11:13:30 AM
Just heard Broad Street on the 11:08 LF. First time I've actually heard it this month. The time in is terrible though. You hear what seems like the last 2:00 of the song. They could've picked a better portion of the song to play.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 20, 2008, 11:42:35 AM
Is it the last two minutes?

I think the time-in is fine
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 20, 2008, 11:44:40 AM
Victor, do you know why you think the time in is fine? Because you never heard it when it originally aired back in the early 90's.

And yes, it really does appear to be the last two minutes of the song, or at least some other rather late point in the song.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 20, 2008, 11:48:35 AM
What was the time-in of the song back in the 90s?

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 20, 2008, 11:56:24 AM
I don't know the exact time, but it was much, much earlier in the song. In fact, it may have started at the very beginning of the song, a well known trend at that time.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 20, 2008, 12:10:26 PM
I have not heard "Roadrunner" by Boney James in 2 days. :angry:

Maybe tonight i hope. I'm trying to record the song!!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on February 20, 2008, 04:22:01 PM
I don't know the exact time, but it was much, much earlier in the song. In fact, it may have started at the very beginning of the song, a well known trend at that time.
Most, if not all songs before Hurst came into play started at the very begining of the song. The only exception i could think of was some Trammell incidents.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 20, 2008, 04:27:06 PM
I don't know the exact time, but it was much, much earlier in the song. In fact, it may have started at the very beginning of the song, a well known trend at that time.
Most, if not all songs before Hurst came into play started at the very begining of the song. The only exception i could think of was some Trammell incidents.

That's basically what I said, isn't it?  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on February 20, 2008, 04:29:03 PM
You said it MAY have started at the begining. I backed that up with a definite yes :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 20, 2008, 04:30:10 PM
You said it MAY have started at the begining. I backed that up with a definite yes :yes:

I also said that such was a very well known trend at the time. IOW, songs started from the beginning at that time. I just wasn't sure if that particular one did.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on February 20, 2008, 04:32:22 PM
So...what's the problem? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 20, 2008, 04:38:06 PM
It seemed more like you were correcting me rather than supporting me.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on February 20, 2008, 04:48:24 PM
No, i was just backing up what you said.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 20, 2008, 06:39:31 PM
I'm hearing Broad Street by George Howard for the first time today
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on February 21, 2008, 05:44:33 PM
I'm hearing Broad Street by George Howard for the first time today

Really? I've heard it like crazy since the playlist began.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 21, 2008, 05:52:50 PM
I like the song. It brings a blast from the past
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on February 22, 2008, 05:41:04 PM
It seems on the IS, when the warning crawl disappears, the TWC logo and the time seems to disappear before the rest of the crawl (the part of the TWC logo you do see is from the normal LDL of which the warning crawl overlaps) disappears. See attached screenshot (from Billy's video):
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 22, 2008, 05:47:13 PM
It seems on the IS, when the warning crawl disappears, the TWC logo and the time seems to disappear before the rest of the crawl (the part of the TWC logo you do see is from the normal LDL of which the warning crawl overlaps) disappears. See attached screenshot (from Billy's video):
I've been seeing that happening for a while...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 22, 2008, 05:48:41 PM
I'm going to try to record the entire primetime playlist so stay tuned!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 24, 2008, 03:28:31 PM
Did the music on the Intellistar ever mute when there's narration? This happens on the XL
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 25, 2008, 10:10:57 PM
The music randomization is really screwed. I'm trying to record "Reptile" by Eric Clapton and it hasn't played at all <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 25, 2008, 10:13:00 PM
The music randomization is really screwed. I'm trying to record "Reptile" by Eric Clapton and it hasn't played at all <_<
Yeah, I know. Every time I watch during the primetime playlist, all I hear is "Before Dawn" by Joyce Cooling or "Her Poetry" by Lao Tizer.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 25, 2008, 10:25:49 PM
All i hear is Sun Kiss and Her Poetry. Not to mention "Sacrifice" played 5 times in a row :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 25, 2008, 10:35:20 PM
All i hear is Sun Kiss and Her Poetry. Not to mention "Sacrifice" played 5 times in a row :rolleyes:
Never heard "Sacrifice" before. :lol:

I just heard "Waves of Life" by Chris Geith for the first time this month a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 26, 2008, 11:45:02 AM
All i hear is Sun Kiss and Her Poetry. Not to mention "Sacrifice" played 5 times in a row :rolleyes:

Never heard "Sacrifice" before. :lol:

I just heard "Waves of Life" by Chris Geith for the first time this month a few minutes ago.

this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=0i7kTgTorW8) is Sacrifice.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 28, 2008, 11:09:53 AM
Jacob Archer's music is now available on itunes. Thanks Derek for the heads up! B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 28, 2008, 11:50:33 AM
Why didn't he give us a heads up on that?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on February 28, 2008, 12:12:35 PM
Why didn't he give us a heads up on that?  :rolleyes:
He gave it at TWCC. <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 28, 2008, 01:29:20 PM
Why didn't he give us a heads up on that?  :rolleyes:
He gave it at TWCC. <_<

This is TWCT.  <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on February 29, 2008, 06:14:23 PM
the music was turned down to at least 2% during the 6:08pm ET LF
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 29, 2008, 06:15:10 PM
the music was turned down to at least 2% during the 6:08pm ET LF
How could you tell it was turned down 2%? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on February 29, 2008, 06:16:06 PM
How could you tell it was turned down 2%? :huh:
Guess he has highly sensitive ears. :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 29, 2008, 06:16:50 PM
the music was turned down to at least 2% during the 6:08pm ET LF
It was 2%? It sounded more like 3% to me. :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 29, 2008, 06:17:13 PM
Are we talking about sound or milk here?  :rofl2: :rofl2:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 29, 2008, 06:17:59 PM
How could you tell it was turned down 2%? :huh:
Guess he has highly sensitive ears. :lol:
It wouldn't surprise me :rofl2: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on February 29, 2008, 06:34:01 PM
How could you tell it was turned down 2%? :huh:
Guess he has highly sensitive ears. :lol:
It wouldn't surprise me :rofl2: :rolleyes:

there was mostly narration on my intellistar with little music
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 29, 2008, 06:35:20 PM
that's why always stick to satellite or jr or 4000!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 29, 2008, 06:39:20 PM
that's why always stick to satellite or jr or 4000!
Huh? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 29, 2008, 06:40:03 PM
that's why always stick to satellite or jr or 4000!
Huh? :huh:
they have no narration...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on February 29, 2008, 06:45:54 PM
that's why always stick to satellite or jr or 4000!

Well im waiting for my local comcast to get Twc HD  <_< so i can maybe get a glimpse of no narration forecasting 
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 29, 2008, 06:50:10 PM
you'll proably still get it with the hd star
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on March 04, 2008, 01:41:39 PM
I just wish there was no narration on the intellistar so i could hear more of the new music.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 04, 2008, 01:42:06 PM
I just wish Camstudio doesnt skip the audio <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 07, 2008, 01:26:28 AM
Not only did I find Joe Loskota's BMI account, (http://repertoire.bmi.com/writer.asp?page=1&blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&fromrow=1&torow=25&affiliation=BMI&cae=493034555&keyID=1004455&keyname=LOSKOTA%20JOSEPH%20DONALD&querytype=WriterID) I also found out he may be a member of this band. (http://www.myspace.com/belfastcowboys) But I'm still not done investigating, so I'm not 100% sure.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 07, 2008, 06:09:19 PM
Norman Fisk's music is now available in itunes :)

His song playing this month "Crimson Sunset" is retitled "Love at Midnight"

I have an lf clip of the tune. I'll upload it later
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 09, 2008, 11:23:59 AM
Does anyone think that weatherscan should be viewed online? Like we type in our local area info, and the weatherscan with conditions for our area pop up
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 12, 2008, 10:12:25 PM
did twc have another "greatest hits" cd with artists like phish and ryan farish? It was only available in the promo dept.

I'm curious. does twc still sell it? any1 have it? what songs are in it?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 15, 2008, 09:54:15 PM
I've just realized my intellistar's almanac station changed from Monterey to Watsonville. :shocked:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 15, 2008, 09:56:35 PM
You dont get tide forecasts anymore?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 15, 2008, 10:01:37 PM
You dont get tide forecasts anymore?
I get both almanac and tides.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 15, 2008, 10:02:34 PM
Wow I only get tides and marine


Here's the video Derek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c7vXxpRfx0
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:05:22 PM
I've just noticed a rather interesting pattern regarding TWC artists published by supermax music and their BMI work numbers. If I, for example, take the work number (8705127) for "Just We Two" by Kim Hansen (featured in March 2007) and I search for 8705126, I get "Above the Horizon" by Sam Lincoln, which was also featured in the March playlist. As I continue going down, here are the results:
8705125 - Tender Moment by Tony Davilio
8705124 - Hip Hop by Patrick Yandall

Once I reach a song that's not on the TWC playlist, I go up from the original number, and I get:
8705129 - Pressing On by Yvonne Ayers
8705130 - Across the Bay by Donna Kilpatrick
8705131 - On the Bayou by Patrick Yandall
etc...

All those songs I listed were in the March playlist. Knowing this, we could possibly figure out some of the songs that were in the February 2007 and April 2007 playlists.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:08:04 PM
So that's how TWC gets their unavailable music in a playlist?!?!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:08:52 PM
So that's how TWC gets their unavailable music in a playlist?!?!
No. It's simply a pattern I noticed over at BMI.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:09:36 PM
Yeah i know it's a just a hpyothesesis.  Can you do another pattern?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:11:16 PM
Yeah i know it's a just a hpyothesesis.  Can you do another pattern?
You can do one yourself. It isn't that hard.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:14:23 PM
i did and i only get one result
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:17:31 PM
Derek, can you show me how? I dontt hink i'm doing it right
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:18:08 PM
Derek, can you show me how? I dontt hink i'm doing it right
Victor, it's not hard. Read my original post.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:20:24 PM
It works!!

For "Smoothy McGroovy"

i get "Mountains of Unaka", "Back on Track" and "Nashville Skylien" :wow:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 16, 2008, 03:21:11 PM
Vic, what did I say about double posting?  :poke:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:22:57 PM
It works!!

For "Smoothy McGroovy"

i get "Mountains of Unaka", "Back on Track" and "Nashville Skylien" :wow:
Yep, I just did that one. Keep in mind it only applies to artists published by supermax music, such as Kathy Ball, CC Gilmore/Samuel Lincoln, Jay Soto, Patrick Yandall, Doug Markley, Joe Loskota, Mick Mahan, John Brighton, Richard Smith, Kim Hansen, Donna Kilpatrick, Yvonne Ayers, Art Ruprecht, etc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:25:14 PM
No wonder. It typed Norman's Fisk name and i got "She's so Hot" :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:26:10 PM
No wonder. It typed Norman's Fisk name and i got "She's so Hot" :huh:
Yeah, Norman Fisk isn't published by supermax, so it won't work. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I haven't found any yet.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:34:27 PM
Does Supermax have song samples?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:39:21 PM
Does Supermax have song samples?
No :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:40:53 PM
I can;t even find their website!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2008, 03:46:57 PM
I can;t even find their website!
That's because they don't have one. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 16, 2008, 03:53:31 PM
I think you can play unavaialbe music on the radio too! They have a radio license
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 20, 2008, 12:17:54 PM
Does anyone know who Ron Thornton Valentine is? I've seen a lot of their music in the overnight playlist.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 22, 2008, 08:01:50 PM
For those who have been wondering if the XL still has the 3-day forecast, I can confirm it still does. CriminalCola, an XL viewer, told me.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 22, 2008, 08:04:24 PM
That's good! The xl never gets updated
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 22, 2008, 08:04:49 PM
For those who have been wondering if the XL still has the 3-day forecast, I can confirm it still does. CriminalCola, an XL viewer, told me.
That's good to hear that the 3-day EF not totally dead yet (I'm sure it'll live on in the 4000 and Jr for a long while, though).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 22, 2008, 08:05:24 PM
That's good! The xl never gets updated
I wouldn't say that. Recently, CriminalCola said he had a bunch of new cities added to his radar map.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 22, 2008, 08:06:14 PM
Well that's pretty minor and only happens in his area. im talking about flavor product changes, icon changes, new fonts
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 22, 2008, 08:07:10 PM
Don;t fix what ain't broken. Thats what I always say.  :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 01:20:24 PM
I got a reply from Eddie Reasoner :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 24, 2008, 01:27:53 PM
I got a reply from Eddie Reasoner :)
What did he say?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 01:30:16 PM

Hey Victor,
 
Thanks for listening to my music.  Currently I'm in the process of making some new recordings,  Mts. of Unaka is just one of those from the new project which is currently ongoing.  As I get the project near completion, I'll let you know, or better yet,  just keep in touch and thanks for believing in my music......be sure and let the Weather Channel music supervisor Brian Picard know that you really liked this as well.
 
Best,
 
E.R.


He's nice :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 24, 2008, 01:32:27 PM
Well we now have confirmation of the identity of the music man.  :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 01:32:59 PM
I asked him for the music guys email
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 24, 2008, 01:33:53 PM
I'd be surprised if he gave it to you. That's not info that we're authorized to have. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 01:34:56 PM
Me too. I don't think he's allowed to. Plus I never even heard of Brian Picard's name. How come we're not authorized?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 24, 2008, 01:36:43 PM
If you know the format of the email addresses for TWC employees, it's not hard to figure out. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 01:38:14 PM
so the format would be like this?

Completely fictional:

some guy named Whatsittoya Freak :P

wfreak@weather.com?

EDIT: edited post for the sake of the TWC  employess.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 24, 2008, 01:39:03 PM
so the format would be like this?

Completely fictional:

some guy named EricWilson :P

ewilson@weather.com?
Possibly... :whistling:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 01:40:47 PM
r u positive?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 24, 2008, 01:41:27 PM
r u positive?
For the sake of the employees at TWC, I'm not gonna say it publicly. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 01:43:10 PM
But how come unless we're artists, not allowed to email Mr. Music man?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 24, 2008, 02:16:02 PM
Because if everyone were allowed do you realize how many people would? And do you realize how many people would send spam?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2008, 02:16:54 PM
I can keep it confidental. I don't know the guy's email and even i did, i don't think i'll ever email him
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 24, 2008, 02:20:51 PM
No sharing of e-mails please. Thank you.  :sunglasses:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicRocks on March 25, 2008, 12:21:09 AM
I can keep it confidental. I don't know the guy's email and even i did, i don't think i'll ever email him

yeah, you made a good point. If someone asks me for the email on a LF song, they make it a point not to email me
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 25, 2008, 01:00:08 PM
I've been in contact with Trammell Starks via AIM, and he told me he plans on joining this forum and TWCC. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 25, 2008, 01:02:15 PM
Excellent! I asked Eddie to join this forum too but i got no response. someone shoud tell him on aims
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 25, 2008, 01:48:10 PM
Excellent! I asked Eddie to join this forum too but i got no response. someone shoud tell him on aims
He's out of town, remember? So we should wait a bit before asking him.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 25, 2008, 02:02:42 PM
no he isn't. he replied to my email
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 25, 2008, 02:04:11 PM
Look, I don't mind you guys inviting him to join and stuff, but don't be pestering the man on our behalf. I certainly don't want him thinking badly of the site.  :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 25, 2008, 02:05:56 PM
Why would he think this site is bad?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 25, 2008, 02:06:07 PM
Look, I don't mind you guys inviting him to join and stuff, but don't be pestering the man on our behalf. I certainly don't want him thinking badly of the site.  :)
Oh, I wasn't AIMing him about joining the site. I was asking for Mountains of Unaka. And even then, I only AIMd him twice, and he didn't seem bothered by me at all.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 25, 2008, 02:06:54 PM
I've never AIM'd him before. Partly, becuz i think it's rude
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 25, 2008, 02:12:02 PM
All I know is you guys are talking about e-mailing him about joining. That's fine, as long as you control yourselves about it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 25, 2008, 02:12:51 PM
All I know is you guys are talking about e-mailing him about joining. That's fine, as long as you control yourselves about it.
I never mentioned once to him about the site. I only asked about his song.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 25, 2008, 02:13:56 PM
I talked to be him about the site in a reply. He replied to last message and I thought I'd just reply him back rather than start a new message
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 25, 2008, 02:16:02 PM
Again, that's fine. Just don't bug him again. Once is enough.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on March 25, 2008, 02:46:18 PM
I've been in contact with Trammell Starks via AIM, and he told me he plans on joining this forum and TWCC. :yes:
I've been talking to him as well. He's really nice. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 25, 2008, 03:09:22 PM
I've been in contact with Trammell Starks via AIM, and he told me he plans on joining this forum and TWCC. :yes:

I'm glad to hear that. It won't count for anything to this forum as he'll be at TWCC as well, but he'll certainly be a welcome addition regardless.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 25, 2008, 05:42:16 PM
Why does the satellite LF seem to have white strips appear during the radar/satellite loop so often?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 25, 2008, 06:13:24 PM
Can you show us an example?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 25, 2008, 06:20:27 PM
Can you show us an example?

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1924/snapshot20080325181829uk2.jpg)

They're likely just spots of missing or corrupt data. It happens from time to time on all satellite imagery.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 25, 2008, 06:21:26 PM
Can you show us an example?

([url]http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1924/snapshot20080325181829uk2.jpg[/url])

They're likely just spots of missing or corrupt data. It happens from time to time on all satellite imagery.

But it's been happening a lot more often now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 25, 2008, 06:22:48 PM
I see that all the time.  It's either missing data or information is not up to date from the computer that gives the radar images.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 26, 2008, 02:04:21 PM
Interesting article on TWC music:
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2008/01/24/segments/92333

with programmer Brian Picard.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 26, 2008, 02:53:55 PM
Interesting article on TWC music:
[url]http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2008/01/24/segments/92333[/url]

with programmer Brian Picard.

If you listen at 15 out 0f 20 minutes of the radio interview, Brian Picard  says that another smooth jazz cd will be released on the 29th of April.

EDIT: Found it! It's to be released on May 13, 2008 and is called "The Weather Channel Presents Best of Local on the 8s"
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7646264
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 26, 2008, 04:00:12 PM
That's very interesting. I wonder which artists will be featured on the next CD.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 26, 2008, 04:17:21 PM
Me too. I hope there is at least one unavailable song. At lteast there will be another addition to the weather channel cxd
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on March 26, 2008, 04:26:32 PM
maybe the original simple pleasures?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 26, 2008, 04:34:33 PM
nope. they already put a cd version of it in the first cd.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on March 26, 2008, 05:35:45 PM
Brian Piccard is supposed to be a very cool guy, from what I hear.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 26, 2008, 05:37:33 PM
What makes you say that?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on March 26, 2008, 06:09:37 PM
nope. they already put a cd version of it in the first cd.

i know vic but you never know it might be on the next cd like richard tyznik
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 26, 2008, 06:12:35 PM
oOnly time will tell
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 29, 2008, 02:25:26 PM
My CC site had changed to Levittown after having Northeast Philadelphia Airport (abbreviated as "N. Phila Arpt.") as it's site since at least ten years ago.  :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 29, 2008, 06:37:54 PM
Does the AC Boardwalk use Hirad for its CC?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 29, 2008, 06:38:18 PM
Does the AC Boardwalk use Hirad for its CC?
If it's an intellistar, then it has HiRAD. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 29, 2008, 06:38:59 PM
I thought so because the NWS only has Atlantic City airport as the nearest site :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 29, 2008, 07:06:00 PM
All IntelliStars use hirad, even if the CC site is an airport.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on March 29, 2008, 07:09:25 PM
All IntelliStars use hirad, even if the CC site is an airport.
Confirmed, because it's difficult to tell when HiRad is down for me...the non-HiRad and HiRad site is the same in name (South Bend (Airport)).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 29, 2008, 07:26:55 PM
Confirmed, because it's difficult to tell when HiRad is down for me...the non-HiRad and HiRad site is the same in name (South Bend (Airport)).
That was the same case here in the Lower Bucks IntelliStar, until the past month when the HiRAD site changed.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 31, 2008, 06:55:01 PM
I have a question, where in TWC do they program/make the music for the LocalOn the 8s? Is it in Master Control?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 31, 2008, 07:07:08 PM
They don't MAKE any of it. But I believe the music man has his own room where he takes care of the music.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 31, 2008, 07:10:03 PM
They probley call it the "music room" :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 31, 2008, 08:59:15 PM
I'm betting 50/50 that TWC will start new music tomorrow. Anyone agree?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 31, 2008, 11:43:47 PM
Seeing as its the first of the month I'd say they will.  :whistling:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 03, 2008, 09:37:06 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRUu4MpTEs8) is something I'd love to see on TWC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on April 03, 2008, 10:47:34 PM
Oh man is that cool!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on April 04, 2008, 09:54:04 AM
This is kinda cool, just came across it:
http://www.ustream.tv/kpetree10

As well a stream of WeatherSTAR Recordings:
http://www.mogulus.com/theweatherstarchannel
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on April 04, 2008, 10:06:21 AM
As well a stream of WeatherSTAR Recordings:
[url]http://www.mogulus.com/theweatherstarchannel[/url]

They're not his, though. :no: I know one of those clips are from Billy.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 04, 2008, 10:11:26 AM
I heard the song "Celebration" by Norman Brown in a Wawa store earlier this morning.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 04, 2008, 11:58:55 AM
As well a stream of WeatherSTAR Recordings:
[url]http://www.mogulus.com/theweatherstarchannel[/url]

They're not his, though. :no: I know one of those clips are from Billy.

Yeah....

Who created that stream? I'd like to talk to them. I'm flattered that they're using my videos, but they really should've asked for my permission first. :furious:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 04, 2008, 01:08:09 PM
The Vineland NJ Weatherscan clip looks awfully familiar :rolleyes:

It's not mine, but I know the person who uploaded the original clip on YT.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on April 04, 2008, 02:31:49 PM
As well a stream of WeatherSTAR Recordings:
[url]http://www.mogulus.com/theweatherstarchannel[/url]

They're not his, though. :no: I know one of those clips are from Billy.

Yeah....

Who created that stream? I'd like to talk to them. I'm flattered that they're using my videos, but they really should've asked for my permission first. :furious:

Want me to take the channel down? I have the copyright form filled out, just have to mail it... Not joking ither.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on April 04, 2008, 02:52:02 PM
How does that work? We can't claim copyrights on those videos. The content is not ours. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 04, 2008, 02:59:39 PM
How does that work? We can't claim copyrights on those videos. The content is not ours. :no:
What on videos we created ourselves, like emulators?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on April 04, 2008, 03:09:11 PM
There is a like secondary copyright act though, technically the content is property of TWCi but the video was captured by you and posted by you... You can ask that it be removed, its not a sure thing though.

If we are playing this card, Billy can't put his tag in it ither... but since he did, he can ask that it be removed, again not a sure thing.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on April 04, 2008, 03:36:39 PM
Bottom line-your not going to get it removed that way. I wish more than any of you that there was some way to get our videos removed from video sharing sites, but the fact of the matter is that its an extremely unregulated industry. I'd venture to say that 75% or more of the videos posted to YouTube are copyright violations in some way, but you don't see those going anywhere fast do you?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 05, 2008, 02:08:23 PM
I Wish i had the choice to turn off the Allen Jackson Narration part the LF so i can listen to most of the music without him cutting in  :noexpression:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 10, 2008, 04:09:54 PM
For some reason they played a one minute local forecast at 3:59 PM ET.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 10, 2008, 06:50:33 PM
If you hear 1:19 of this song, you can hear vocals! :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyquMpmT73I
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 10, 2008, 08:24:24 PM
My intellistar hasn't been showing the radar screen all day! :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 10, 2008, 08:32:40 PM
My intellistar hasn't been showing the radar screen all day! :huh:
Is there any precipitation in your area?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 10, 2008, 08:33:41 PM
My intellistar hasn't been showing the radar screen all day! :huh:

Is there any precipitation in your area?

Nope. Nothing. I'll have a clip of it soon on youtube...

EDIT: Here's the :28/:58 flavor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCEfkS_AfFY
And here's the :08/:38 Flavor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoM3ZxrPpWk
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 12, 2008, 11:10:09 AM
Does anyone think TWC will bring back the vocal music next May?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 12, 2008, 11:17:04 AM
Does anyone think TWC will bring back the vocal music next May?
Vocal Music + TWC = (http://www.twcclassics.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/disdain%20%281%29.gif)

If it was only around for one day, then nobody liked it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 12, 2008, 11:21:16 AM
I hated the vocal music. But i wish it stayed a bit longer. There's always a chance they'll do something spiffy during their relaunch times.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on April 12, 2008, 11:33:04 AM
Vocal Music + TWC = ([url]http://www.twcclassics.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/disdain%20%281%29.gif[/url])

I thought you liked vocal music on TWC? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 12, 2008, 11:56:00 AM
Yeah, but I didn't like most of the songs TWC used. Most of them I never even heard of before.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 12, 2008, 11:57:54 AM
Most of the songs they used were heavily played in radio stations like "Far Away" by Nickelback "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol, "Tender Box" James Blunt etc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 13, 2008, 12:36:10 PM
I could've sworn this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=rNK5YuH8df4) song back in November 2006 is done by Patrick Yandall. it sounds familiar
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 13, 2008, 12:38:07 PM
I could've sworn this ([url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=rNK5YuH8df4[/url]) song back in November 2006 is done by Patrick Yandall. it sounds familiar

I love that song! No, it's not Patrick Yandall. I've checked all his songs many times, and none of them sounded even remotely like that one.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 13, 2008, 12:38:58 PM
I could've sworn this ([url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=rNK5YuH8df4[/url]) song back in November 2006 is done by Patrick Yandall. it sounds familiar

I love that song! No, it's not Patrick Yandall. I've checked all his songs many times, and none of them sounded even remotely like that one.

Anthony James Baker is another possiblity. His sound is similar to that lovely song i'm looking for.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 14, 2008, 05:12:54 PM
If anyone wants to know how the Reno, NV Intellistar looks like click here: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=186535410

It contains the song "Desert Tripping" by Bobby Adams from his myspace. Geez, i didn't know that many people used tv tuners :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 18, 2008, 05:57:24 PM
Norman Fisk's music is now in itunes!

Smooth Ride from 1/08
Just South of Santa Cruz from 1/08
Border Winds from this month
Burned by the moon by this month
and Crimson Sunset from 3/08 all played on TWC

I'm purchasing all 5 tunes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 18, 2008, 08:14:38 PM
The version of "Smooth Ride" that aired on TWC is available on itunes. The one that was there before had a totally different melody.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 18, 2008, 09:45:27 PM
When will TWC get rid of the little WWCH ad on the top right of the screen during the LF? It's bugging the crap out of me. <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 22, 2008, 07:04:33 PM
At 5:58 pm before I see my LF forecast, they brought back the WWCH opener. :huh: I am getting sick of that opener. :sick:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 22, 2008, 08:36:19 PM
At 7:29pm my Intellistar has the local radar. Looks like it's a rainy day in Northeast Mexico.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 22, 2008, 08:47:16 PM
At 7:29pm my Intellistar has the local radar. Looks like it's a rainy day in Northeast Mexico.
Mexico has the Intellistar? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on April 22, 2008, 08:47:52 PM
What do you mean Mexico? He's in Texas.  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 22, 2008, 08:50:16 PM
He said his local radar shows a Rainy Day in Mexico. I'm no Intellistar expert, but I thought no radar info is displayed when the map is shown on other countries.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on April 22, 2008, 08:50:51 PM
He said his local radar shows a Rainy Day in Mexico. I'm no Intellistar expert, but I thought no radar info is displayed when the map is shown on other countries.

The IntelliStar can show Mexican cities if he's near enough. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 22, 2008, 08:51:13 PM
He said his local radar shows a Rainy Day in Mexico. I'm no Intellistar expert, but I thought no radar info is displayed when the map is shown on other countries.

The IntelliStar can show Mexican cities if he's near enough. :yes:
Aah, that's kool.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 22, 2008, 09:10:28 PM
At 7:58 pm, my IntelliStar didn't narrate the current conditions! :o That's odd for my IntelliStar.

Yes, Laredo is located in near Nuevo Laredo,(Laredo's sister city) MX.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 22, 2008, 09:22:53 PM
At 7:58 pm, my IntelliStar didn't narrate the current conditions! :o That's odd for my IntelliStar.


The one minute flavor will not narrate the current conditions if there is not enough time to do so. It happens quite often if there is a Weather Bulletins screen and there is precipitation on the radar.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 22, 2008, 09:31:45 PM
At 7:58 pm, my IntelliStar didn't narrate the current conditions! :o That's odd for my IntelliStar.


The one minute flavor will not narrate the current conditions if there is not enough time to do so. It happens quite often if there is a Weather Bulletins screen and there is precipitation on the radar.

You're right. :sunglasses:

My Intellistar was showing the local radar.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 23, 2008, 05:34:58 PM
i found wayne gerard's email in CD Baby and it's prbably different then the one i was given. Should I email him and ask for "I'm ALL About you"?

Wanna ask permission first even though i doubt he'll reply and/or give a harsh response.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 23, 2008, 05:41:52 PM
i found wayne gerard's email in CD Baby and it's prbably different then the one i was given. Should I email him and ask for "I'm ALL About you"?

Wanna ask permission first even though i doubt he'll reply and/or give a harsh response.
Go right ahead. Just be sure to include your email address in the message so he knows how to contact you.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 23, 2008, 05:45:01 PM
I'll contact him. I emailed him about 3 weeks ago so I guess it's safe i email him again. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 24, 2008, 07:19:03 AM
@ 7:14am My LDL was playing my lf during the commercals
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 24, 2008, 07:35:39 PM
My IntelliStar begins using the local radar again this day. This is the thrid day with local radar. :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 24, 2008, 09:02:52 PM
At 7:58 pm my IntelliStar's radar was not working. That rarley happen in my IntelliStar v3.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 24, 2008, 09:14:12 PM
Before I see my lf I notice the black bar was showing on commarals! :o After the opener it's fixed.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 24, 2008, 09:31:03 PM
The radar for my IntelliStar is brought back.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 26, 2008, 07:55:06 PM
does anyone know where i can get Jill Switzer's music? Specifically "Here and Now".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on April 26, 2008, 08:13:31 PM
Try their website:

http://www.richandjill.net/ (http://www.richandjill.net/)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 26, 2008, 08:29:57 PM
is it retitled on their website?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on April 26, 2008, 08:32:28 PM
I think so.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 26, 2008, 08:32:52 PM
Which one is it?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 26, 2008, 08:45:54 PM
Which one is it?
None of them. I listened to all of the samples and "Here and Now" is not there.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 26, 2008, 09:28:17 PM
It's on Broadjam I think. I remember hearing it there awhile back. Try searching it there.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 26, 2008, 09:57:23 PM
It's not in broadjam, i checked.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 26, 2008, 10:05:54 PM
It's not in broadjam, i checked.
Yeah, it is. I searched for "here and now" on the "song name" field and "jill switzer" on the artist field and that song is the first and only result.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 26, 2008, 10:14:53 PM
Thanks for the help Mike. :twothumbs:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 27, 2008, 12:58:01 PM
I found the song "Precious Time" by Steve Glotzer on itunes but it's retitiled "A Little Bit Funky".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 28, 2008, 08:37:05 PM
At 7:29 pm, my IntelliStar was showing the record low screen. :o That's rarley shown on my IntelliStar. The temp will be 56, Which is an odd temp for late April.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 28, 2008, 10:55:15 PM
When the May 2008 playlist starts, who's going to record videos for the next playlist? I am. I will record some clips at daytime/primetime, and maybe 10  clips for overtime. Anyone?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 29, 2008, 01:58:53 PM
When the May 2008 playlist starts, who's going to record videos for the next playlist? I am. Anyone?

I usually record only the overnight playlist   ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 29, 2008, 03:24:45 PM
When the May 2008 playlist starts, who's going to record videos for the next playlist? I am. Anyone?
I will
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 30, 2008, 06:30:29 PM
That's weird, they kept playing my favorite song: JTTL by Ryan Farish.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 30, 2008, 10:29:02 PM
Anyone else's IntelliStar radar unavailable? Mine's been down all evening.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 30, 2008, 10:39:10 PM
Anyone else's IntelliStar radar unavailable? Mine's been down all evening.
Mine's down too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on May 01, 2008, 12:12:54 AM
It's now May, so you know what that means...? The UV index returns to the IntelliStar LDL!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on May 01, 2008, 07:48:05 PM
Anyone else's IntelliStar radar unavailable? Mine's been down all evening.
Mine's down too.

so was mine :ko3:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 01, 2008, 07:59:57 PM
Anyone else's IntelliStar radar unavailable? Mine's been down all evening.
Mine's down too.

so was mine :ko3:
So was mine. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 01, 2008, 08:33:13 PM
Does any members take a picture from the LF today?  I did.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 04, 2008, 03:03:21 PM
Glitch on my IntelliStar. At 1:58 pm, the current conditions says that Laredo was 8 dergees :o. Glitch to me. The temp right now is 86.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 04, 2008, 03:24:57 PM
Glitch fixed.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 04, 2008, 05:51:46 PM
There is a new WeatherSTAR XL location!! Too bad the user's TV Tuner broke...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNKlSzl5XNA
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 04, 2008, 06:34:23 PM
There is a new WeatherSTAR XL location!! Too bad the user's TV Tuner broke...
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNKlSzl5XNA[/url]
The location for that XL is Carroll, Iowa. BTW, the song in that video is Eye of the Storm by Ken Gregory.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 04, 2008, 06:37:29 PM
There is a new WeatherSTAR XL location!! Too bad the user's TV Tuner broke...
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNKlSzl5XNA[/url]
The location for that XL is Carroll, Iowa. BTW, the song in that video is Eye of the Storm by Ken Gregory.

I was gonna keep it a secret until users view the video. <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 04, 2008, 07:56:29 PM
There is a new WeatherSTAR XL location!! Too bad the user's TV Tuner broke...
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNKlSzl5XNA[/url]
The location for that XL is Carroll, Iowa. BTW, the song in that video is Eye of the Storm by Ken Gregory.

I was gonna keep it a secret until users view the video. <_<


What's the purpose of secret keeping?  :whistling:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 04, 2008, 07:56:48 PM
i thought it would interest people.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 04, 2008, 07:57:26 PM
Then you should tell people instead of hiding it from them!  :sunglasses:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 04, 2008, 08:59:06 PM
But people like surprises?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 05, 2008, 09:18:04 PM
Upated on my IntelliStar:
San Diego, TX has been added to the latest conditions. :dance:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 05, 2008, 10:47:54 PM
One more: Freer is removed from the lastest conditions.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 06, 2008, 08:01:33 PM
One LF Question: Do you like ads crawl that appear on the LF? I don't because they too annoying espically the one from Lancaster,PA. Mine are OK. I wish ad crawl are removed because they has been on lf for  25 years. Anyone hates ad crawl?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 07, 2008, 03:25:15 PM
Today marks one year since the LF music programmer change, and the night of the vocal music.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 07, 2008, 03:29:14 PM
Who can't remember what happened a year ago from today? :D
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on May 07, 2008, 03:31:24 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VYM503pnadk
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1OLI3E32HgY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8hkloCkSsuc
http://youtube.com/watch?v=thU5pBZIk7w
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KoB4iQ4Fq6Y
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 07, 2008, 03:32:55 PM
Today marks one year since the LF music programmer change, and the night of the vocal music.

Ummm...vocal music, yes. Music programmer change, no. He came aboard in July of last year. Refer to the July 2007 thread.  :sunglasses:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on May 07, 2008, 03:39:35 PM
Today marks one year since the LF music programmer change, and the night of the vocal music.
I remember this day... I was laying in bed watching A&B and almost dozed off until the 8:18 PM ET local forecast. It started off with no narration, and I was like "this is strange" then I hear the vocals come in. I was like "OMG, WTF?!" then the local forecast cut out early in the middle of the forecast. I was so freaked out that I jumped out of bed.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 07, 2008, 03:41:30 PM
I remembered the first song that aired in the primetime list last year, "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 07, 2008, 04:29:10 PM
Ummm...vocal music, yes. Music programmer change, no. He came aboard in July of last year. Refer to the July 2007 thread.  B)
Nope, it was May 2007. I remember Matt (twcclassics) receiving an email from Steve Hurst that month and he said a new person have took over when the vocal music started.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 07, 2008, 05:04:45 PM
Ummm...vocal music, yes. Music programmer change, no. He came aboard in July of last year. Refer to the July 2007 thread.  B)
Nope, it was May 2007. I remember Matt (twcclassics) receiving an email from Steve Hurst that month and he said a new person have took over when the vocal music started.

Then where on earth did WE get the impression that July 2007 was the new guy's first playlist?  :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on May 07, 2008, 05:53:15 PM
Funny, May 7 2007 was 5 years since my first taping of TWC. :yes:

Whoever got the idea that Brian started in July?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 07, 2008, 05:58:58 PM
Funny, May 7 2007 was 5 years since my first taping of TWC. :yes:

Whoever got the idea that Brian started in July?

I don't know, but apparently someone did because if you refer to the July 2007 playlist thread that's what is talked about in there.

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on May 07, 2008, 06:09:17 PM
Funny, May 7 2007 was 5 years since my first taping of TWC. :yes:

Whoever got the idea that Brian started in July?

I don't know, but apparently someone did because if you refer to the July 2007 playlist thread that's what is talked about in there.


Perhaps thats just when people found out about it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 07, 2008, 06:50:24 PM
Funny, May 7 2007 was 5 years since my first taping of TWC. :yes:

Whoever got the idea that Brian started in July?

I don't know, but apparently someone did because if you refer to the July 2007 playlist thread that's what is talked about in there.


Perhaps thats just when people found out about it.

Who knows. But I really don't think he was there this early. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 07, 2008, 08:10:06 PM
People may of just thought July was the first playlist by the new programmer because the music used was a lot different than the May 2007 playlist, but the new programmer seems to use completely different artists each month with only three songs at best being carried over from the previous month. Steve used to carry a lot of songs from recent playlists onto the next month's playlist.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 07, 2008, 09:32:22 PM
Brian uses new music from new artists.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 07, 2008, 11:07:25 PM
Not entirely true. I've heard many songs that I haven't heard on TWC in years (Homeward Bound and When A Child Smiles to name a couple).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on May 07, 2008, 11:26:50 PM
What about Eddie Reasoner? He's certainly not a new artist. Brian just has different music tastes than Steve did.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 07, 2008, 11:37:02 PM
His tastes don't seem to include rock, thank god. As I've said before, rock and TWC DO NOT go together. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on May 07, 2008, 11:37:50 PM
His tastes don't seem to include rock, thank god. As I've said before, rock and TWC DO NOT go together. :no:
What about the stuff played in Sept/Oct 2007? That playlist was MOSTLY rock. I dont mind some of the stuff.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 07, 2008, 11:42:23 PM
His tastes don't seem to include rock, thank god. As I've said before, rock and TWC DO NOT go together. :no:
What about the stuff played in Sept/Oct 2007? That playlist was MOSTLY rock. I dont mind some of the stuff.

There were only 4 or 5 rock songs on that list.  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on May 08, 2008, 05:33:00 AM
While the new programmer does carry over some songs from previous years...overall I have noticed an average of 6 new CDs per month used since November 2007. We're projected to have 72 CDs used this year at that rate if it continues. That is more CD's used on TWC than any other year except 1986, during the days of large playlists. so far 35 or so CDs have been used. to compare I have  52 albums with music fatured on TWC in 2004, 53 from 2005, 51 from 2006, and just 43 CDs from 2007. The lower number of CDs is due to 2 missing playlists (feb and apr), a greater appearance of "n/a" tunes, and the fact that a few of the playlists lasted two months.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 08, 2008, 03:10:46 PM
Could we request TWC to provide a time-in'd playlist? I like to see the cuts especailly for the unavailable songs...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on May 09, 2008, 03:02:03 PM
How strange. "Homeward Bound" by Patrick O'Hearn played at 2:59 PM ET. That song is supposed to be on the primetime playlist, so it shouldn't have played then.  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 09, 2008, 03:09:17 PM
They play the primetime songs everyday at 2:58PM when there's special programming. It's nothing new. Has been happening for about a year. I don't know why though must be a bug in the music computer.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on May 09, 2008, 03:40:47 PM
They play the primetime songs everyday at 2:58PM when there's special programming. It's nothing new. Has been happening for about a year. I don't know why though must be a bug in the music computer.
About a year? The long form programming from 2 PM ET through 3 PM ET has only been happening for about seven months now. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 09, 2008, 03:43:08 PM
My bad around that timeframe. But YES they still do air primetime tunes on the 1 minute flavors after SS.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 09, 2008, 03:59:20 PM
My intellistar is showing Light Rain and Fog as my current conditions, and is showing the drizzle and fog icon. I didn't know IntelliStars showed other precip and fog conditions other than drizzle and fog.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 10, 2008, 04:36:54 PM
Who hate Traffic Pulse? I do. The reason why I don't like Traffic Pulse to be in the weather channel. It's has been on TWC since 2005.  :furious: I wish Traffic Pulse was removed from the weather channel before they changed to HD. I'm glad I'm only see an IntelliStar with Traffic Pulse. Who agree with me?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TheRolyPoly on May 10, 2008, 04:41:49 PM
I love traffic pulse
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 10, 2008, 04:45:49 PM
I never like it because it's replaced the regional forecast during the 28/58 2 minutes. :no: I like TP a little. The only IntelliStar I see with Traffic Pluse is San Antonio's, which is great.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 10, 2008, 05:17:44 PM
anyone notice the satellite feed has been stuck for an hour now? They're showing the screen with Orlando, Tampa, Miami and atlanta for the entire lf.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujo1i86mG0g
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 10, 2008, 05:46:43 PM
anyone notice the satellite feed has been stuck for an hour now? They're showing the screen with Orlando, Tampa, Miami and atlanta for the entire lf.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujo1i86mG0g[/url]

Problem is still occuring
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl5fo9TH2Hs
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on May 10, 2008, 06:38:29 PM
anyone notice the satellite feed has been stuck for an hour now? They're showing the screen with Orlando, Tampa, Miami and atlanta for the entire lf.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujo1i86mG0g[/url]

Yes. At the 4:58 PM ET LF, right before the IntelliStar queued, I saw the satellite LF make an appearance, and it was frozen on that screen. And it happened again at 6:38 PM ET. I saw the satellite feed for a split second.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 10, 2008, 06:41:49 PM
I wonder how long this will occur. Should I record more clips?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on May 10, 2008, 06:49:06 PM
Yep, still the same.  Been like that for several hours now, I think.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on May 10, 2008, 08:27:39 PM
I never like it because it's replaced the regional forecast during the 28/58 2 minutes. :no: I like TP a little. The only IntelliStar I see with Traffic Pluse is San Antonio's.

and quite honestly, i love it being in this metro.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 10, 2008, 10:30:00 PM
Who hate Traffic Pluse? I do. Anyone hates TP?
You may hate it now, but when you start driving, you'd couldn't live without Traffic Pulse.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on May 10, 2008, 11:30:46 PM
Someone should seriously fix the satellite LF. It's still frozen.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on May 10, 2008, 11:33:13 PM
Someone should seriously fix the satellite LF. It's still frozen.
Still? I guess they're taking Saturday night off. I wonder if it will be down all weekend? You'd think someone would've noticed it by now at TWC and either fixed it or reverted to the emergency feed for LFs.

Edit: And with the satellite LF being frozen, satellite viewers will not obviously be able to see all the warnings in effect on this very stormy and severe night. This is posing a safety threat. TWC really needs to get around to fixing this soon.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on May 11, 2008, 02:51:03 AM
1:48 AM CT - the satellite LF has finally returned!

Apparently someone got bored at such a late hour and thought, "Hey, maybe I should busy myself by fixing that." :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 11, 2008, 10:20:20 AM
Yeah it's finally fixed. It's about time. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on May 11, 2008, 05:20:12 PM
Hey, was anyone's radar down last night?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 11, 2008, 06:00:53 PM
The name of Jeanne Ricks' new CD is "Now's the Time"
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on May 17, 2008, 09:46:25 PM
After the LF Following WeatherVentures the sat. kicked in with TS, Weird :fear:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on May 18, 2008, 05:51:10 PM
We're not allowed to discuss that here.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: sonicdoommario on May 18, 2008, 06:30:33 PM
Don't know where this would go, but when I was driving around town, I heard Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra. Was that a song ever played on TWC?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 18, 2008, 06:32:08 PM
Don't know where this would go, but when I was driving around town, I heard Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra. Was that a song ever played on TWC?
Yep it played in 9/07 overnight
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 18, 2008, 06:39:04 PM
Don't know where this would go, but when I was driving around town, I heard Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra. Was that a song ever played on TWC?
I hear that song in stores occasionally. I heard it at Wawa (local convenience store) about a year ago.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 18, 2008, 07:23:42 PM
I heard the song "Wait a Minute" by Mark Krurnowski on Forecast Earth today
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: sonicdoommario on May 18, 2008, 07:51:43 PM
Too bad they don't play Blues Concerto from LUO around stores and stuff. It's my favorite song from them (kudos for Mike for having a video of it).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 18, 2008, 08:34:05 PM
Too bad they don't play Blues Concerto from LUO around stores and stuff. It's my favorite song from them (kudos for Mike for having a video of it).
That's a nice song too. I hope they play it on TWC again. I'm eager to hear more of Eddie Reasoner's stuff on TWC. Especially his new songs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on May 19, 2008, 07:35:49 PM
In Youtube, I found a new video of the IntelliStar from April 2005 @ Memphis, TN. It's was added 20 hours ago. The song is Oh Yeah by Brian Hughes. Thanks for the video who record it. :)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo (ftp://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo)

P.S. My first post with a link attached.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 19, 2008, 07:42:22 PM
In Youtube, I found a new video of the IntelliStar from April 2005 @ Memphis, TN. It's was added 20 hours ago. The song is Oh Yeah by Brian Hughes. Thanks for the video who record it. :)

The link is here. Thanks for the find!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: sonicdoommario on May 19, 2008, 09:14:05 PM
WOW I REMEMBER (AND LOVE) THAT SONG

Wasn't the March and April 05 playlist the same? Unlike some of the dual month playlists, it was awesome.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on May 19, 2008, 09:14:55 PM
WOW I REMEMBER (AND LOVE) THAT SONG

Wasn't the March and April 05 playlist the same? Unlike some of the dual month playlists, it was awesome.
Yes, it was.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on May 19, 2008, 09:15:11 PM
I could've sworn it was different, but I think quite a few songs carried over between months.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: sonicdoommario on May 19, 2008, 09:48:22 PM
The March 05 primetime had some of the most weirdest songs ever though.

Love of Strings freaked me out when I first heard it
There was another song, the song itself is vocal, but the vocal was removed on TWC. It had some rap feeling to it.
And I loved Soon Enough by Sammy Lincoln. It's one of those songs that fits the 1 minute LF after Storm Stories or WWCH, if you get what I'm saying.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on May 19, 2008, 09:54:22 PM

There was another song, the song itself is vocal, but the vocal was removed on TWC. It had some rap feeling to it.
Love by G. Love.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: sonicdoommario on May 19, 2008, 10:20:26 PM
That was one of them, but here's the song I was pointing to in specific called "Booty Calls"

http://www.amazon.com/gp/music/wma-pop-up/B0002O09OQ001004/105-9998928-2026015
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 24, 2008, 12:45:42 PM
Does anyone have a complete list of retitled Doug Markley's songs?

The only ones I have found identifed (courtesy of Carlos)

were

In touch which is Forgiven
and North west which is Southwest.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on May 27, 2008, 07:30:16 PM
Okay, I'm going to be a complete jacka** now, but the School Day Forecast screen has been replaced with the Outdoor Activity Forecast screen during the week.  I thought that happened a lot later (like mid-June).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on May 27, 2008, 07:37:54 PM
Okay, I'm going to be a complete jacka** now, but the School Day Forecast screen has been replaced with the Outdoor Activity Forecast screen during the week.  I thought that happened a lot later (like mid-June).
I may be wrong, but I believe the School Day Forecast runs Labor Day through Memorial Day.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on June 03, 2008, 06:47:08 PM
Since the weather channel is in HD already, I hope Traffic Pulse's gone already. It's nothing but rush power and traffic imorfation. I also don't want Traffic Pulse in Texas, either. I don't want Traffic Pulse in The Weather Channel in HD. I hope it's gone. :angry: It's has been on TWC since 2005. And also, almost every TWC Fans has CrapPulse. Who argeed with me that have Traffic Pulse?

EDIT: from now on, i will be calling CrapPulse instead of Traffic Pulse.:)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 03, 2008, 07:01:06 PM
TrafficPulse isn't going anywhere. When you start driving to work you'd probably couldn't live without it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on June 03, 2008, 07:03:56 PM
TrafficPulse isn't going anywhere. When you start driving to work you'd probably couldn't live without it.

I don't know about that, but it is useful, for sure.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on June 03, 2008, 07:05:28 PM
TrafficPulse isn't going anywhere. When you start driving to work you'd probably couldn't live without it.

But i bet we could live without the aggrivating narration of our local intellistar forecasts which i sure dear hope is sooner rather than later
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on June 03, 2008, 07:21:33 PM
TrafficPulse isn't going anywhere. When you start driving to work you'd probably couldn't live without it.

What if it doesn't cover your route? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: woddfellow2 on June 03, 2008, 07:25:27 PM
[...]

But i bet we could live without the aggrivating narration of our local intellistar forecasts which i sure dear hope is sooner rather than later
The narration is useful to the blind, and people not looking at the television screen during the forecast, however I have no use for it. To me, it is just useful noise.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on June 03, 2008, 08:25:01 PM
[...]

But i bet we could live without the aggrivating narration of our local intellistar forecasts which i sure dear hope is sooner rather than later
The narration is useful to the blind, and people not looking at the television screen during the forecast, however I have no use for it. To me, it is just useful noise.

well thats good in a sense but i hope I get TWC HD soon or i will be  :furious: at Comcast
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on June 03, 2008, 09:17:52 PM
TrafficPulse isn't going anywhere. When you start driving to work you'd probably couldn't live without it.
Laredo never Traffic Pulse, which is great. I'm glad that El Paso, TX, San Antonio,TX San Jose, CA, and Des Moines, IA dosen't has TP.

Rate for Traffic Pulse:5/10= OK.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 03, 2008, 09:50:00 PM
San Antonio doesn't have Traffic Pulse? That city has 1.8 million people! :o
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on June 03, 2008, 10:01:01 PM
TrafficPulse isn't going anywhere. When you start driving to work you'd probably couldn't live without it.
Laredo never Traffic Pulse, which is great. I'm glad that El Paso, TX, San Antonio,TX San Jose, CA, and Des Moines, IA dosen't has TP.

Rate for Traffic Pulse:5/10= OK.
Hang on. That can't be right. I've stayed in San Jose before, and they had traffic pulse. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on June 03, 2008, 10:08:21 PM
San Antonio has it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on June 04, 2008, 12:22:11 AM
yes, san antonio has had it for about a year now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on June 04, 2008, 05:00:29 PM
yes, san antonio has had it for about a year now.
More than a year, because one day I stayed at San antonio in Summer 2005 and they has Traffic Pulse.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on June 04, 2008, 07:39:43 PM
Then why did you say they had it? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on June 04, 2008, 07:44:02 PM
Then why did you say they had it? :huh:
He said they DIDN'T have it. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 13, 2008, 10:28:26 PM
Would anyone know what "Sandbox" and "Chain of Pearls" by yvonne ayers from 11/05 is retitled as on broadjam? thanks
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 20, 2008, 02:31:28 PM
I just saw a very weird 1 minute flavor:

Current Conditions
Local Observations
Metro Conditions
Radar/Satellite
Almanac
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 20, 2008, 03:01:29 PM
Another weird flavor:

Current Conditions
Metro Conditions
Local Observations
Regional Conditions
Regional Radar
Local Radar
Radar/Satellite


Apparently my STAR had just rebooted, causing all information to be lost. I recorded this and I'll have it on YouTube in a little bit.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 20, 2008, 03:31:43 PM
Flavors are pretty much back to normal now, but the forecast for today is still unavailable, thus the "our local forecast" narration is heard on the 48 hour forecast. I've recorded the past four LF's and I'll have them uploaded early next week.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on June 20, 2008, 06:52:03 PM
That exact same thing happened to me last October after an extended IS outage and reboot. I have a few videos of it up on my YouTube account.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 22, 2008, 01:31:50 AM
Do you guys think this (http://www.billywalshband.com/billy.html) may be the same Billy Walsh who did music for TWC, including My Bed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbut91Fuuew)?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on June 22, 2008, 01:40:32 AM
yes, san antonio has had it for about a year now.
More than a year, because one day I stayed at San antonio in Summer 2005 and they has Traffic Pulse.

i'm pretty certain we didn't get it in 2005...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on June 22, 2008, 09:55:50 AM
Do you guys think this ([url]http://www.billywalshband.com/billy.html[/url]) may be the same Billy Walsh who did music for TWC, including My Bed ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbut91Fuuew[/url])?


I thought it was, but I've tried contacting him several times, and have gotten no response.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 22, 2008, 11:42:48 AM
That is an awesome song. Wish I had it. It sounds a lot like 16th and Mission by Glenn McNulty
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on June 22, 2008, 07:39:13 PM
A recent comment for your humor:

"More vocal music tryouts are expected for the fall of 2008 because the Weather Channel people are permanently switching to vocal music on the new unit."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLI3E32HgY&feature=email
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on June 22, 2008, 07:40:10 PM
LOL, why do people insist on spreading false rumors?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on June 22, 2008, 07:40:45 PM
A recent comment for your humor:

"More vocal music tryouts are expected for the fall of 2008 because the Weather Channel people are permanently switching to vocal music on the new unit."
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLI3E32HgY&feature=email[/url]

I got a comment from that same guy in one of my videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt94zuHqFns
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on June 22, 2008, 07:41:12 PM
Wow, what a nutcase.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 22, 2008, 07:42:48 PM
A recent comment for your humor:

"More vocal music tryouts are expected for the fall of 2008 because the Weather Channel people are permanently switching to vocal music on the new unit."
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLI3E32HgY&feature=email[/url]

I got a comment from that same guy in one of my videos: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt94zuHqFns[/url]

What a dumbass. He didn't even provide a source.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on June 22, 2008, 07:44:42 PM
I hope Sailing through the city by David Benoit is on the July 2008 Playlist
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 22, 2008, 08:00:53 PM
Its possible. TWC has been bringing back lots of old tunes this year like Broad Sreet by George Howard, Trade Winds by Eddie Reasoner. Both Sides by Roger Smith, Homeward Bound by Patrick oHearn, Cool in the Shade by Russ Freeman etc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 23, 2008, 11:09:04 AM
Flavors are pretty much back to normal now, but the forecast for today is still unavailable, thus the "our local forecast" narration is heard on the 48 hour forecast. I've recorded the past four LF's and I'll have them uploaded early next week.


Here they are:

2:59 PM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJtf3Ykqzww)
3:08 PM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl363qLx5DU&feature=related)
3:18 PM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gICfuyxnBzE&feature=related)
3:28 PM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-JjBAFaIlE&feature=related)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 30, 2008, 03:00:13 PM
"Love of Strings" by Moby played at 2:59 PM. Isn't this song from the primetime playlist?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 30, 2008, 03:23:37 PM
"Love of Strings" by Moby played at 2:59 PM. Isn't this song from the primetime playlist?
it is. everyday at 2:58 they play primetime songs at that time. for almost a year now
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on June 30, 2008, 03:35:14 PM
it is. everyday at 2:58 they play primetime songs at that time. for almost a year now
Probably because long-form programming used to be in the Primetime time slot, and it's possible that the LFs during the long-form programming is still programmed to use songs from the Primetime playlist. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 30, 2008, 04:08:57 PM
Probably because long-form programming used to be in the Primetime time slot, and it's possible that the LFs during the long-form programming is still programmed to use songs from the Primetime playlist. :yes:
That's quite possible. I heard that same song at 3:59 PM ET as well.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 30, 2008, 08:58:47 PM
They also played overnight songs during 9:29PM EST during ICHT and FFN back in 2006. Those hours normally play primetime songs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on July 01, 2008, 02:06:54 AM
Strange, on the 12:58 AM CT LF, the IS cued as normal, but it froze, and stayed that way for a few seconds, and then went to a silent Satellite LF, then after a few minutes the audio came back on. I thought my IS had crashed for a second until my LDL came up just fine the next segment... :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on July 17, 2008, 02:41:56 PM
I think this LF song would be an awesome fit on any of the playlists anytime soon does anyone agree?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta7Npd6Dwtg&feature=related
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 17, 2008, 03:38:29 PM
I think this LF song would be an awesome fit on any of the playlists anytime soon does anyone agree?

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta7Npd6Dwtg&feature=related[/url]

It's production music. TWC only plays BMI songs
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 17, 2008, 03:39:00 PM
I think this LF song would be an awesome fit on any of the playlists anytime soon does anyone agree?

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta7Npd6Dwtg&feature=related[/url]

It's production music. TWC only plays BMI songs


They do?  :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 17, 2008, 03:41:46 PM
Yep. Not all. Most are songs they licensed on BMI for their Local on the 8s. Some artists who dont have BMI will send their CD to TWC (like Michael Ripoll) and if Brian likes it, he'll play it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 17, 2008, 03:43:11 PM
I don't understand why that is, but OK.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on July 17, 2008, 03:43:58 PM
So, in one post, you say, (TWC only plays BMI music)

Then in the next post you say, (If Brian likes it, he'll play it).

Which is it? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 17, 2008, 03:44:49 PM
So, in one post, you say, (TWC only plays BMI music)

Then in the next post you say, (If Brian likes it, he'll play it).

Which is it? :huh:
Both. Brian will license BMI songs he likes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 17, 2008, 03:45:29 PM
So, in one post, you say, (TWC only plays BMI music)

Then in the next post you say, (If Brian likes it, he'll play it).

Which is it? :huh:
Both. Brian will license BMI songs he likes.

Brian doesn't license anything. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on July 17, 2008, 03:46:53 PM
TWC's licensing department does that. He just selects them.

I find it interesting that he has an open budget for music. Seems like that could get costly. :o
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 17, 2008, 03:57:18 PM
Yeah licensing 35 songs per month. I don't think I'd have enough money to do that.

But basically, most of the unavailable songs are in BMI that TWC uses. So sometimes the artists will send the music and they license it for usage.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on July 17, 2008, 05:49:48 PM
I think this LF song would be an awesome fit on any of the playlists anytime soon does anyone agree?

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta7Npd6Dwtg&feature=related[/url]

It's production music. TWC only plays BMI songs


Vic you never know they might play more music like this sooner or later
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ilovetarget91 on July 19, 2008, 12:46:04 PM
I have a question...are the following artists mainstream artists?

-Chris Geith
-Wayne Gerard
-Doug Markley
-Bernie Williams
-Mark Carter

Thanks
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 19, 2008, 01:24:27 PM
Yes, they all have CD's that are easily puchaseable anywhere.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 19, 2008, 01:27:55 PM
Some of their songs are hard to find or unavailable though, such as the more recently heard Chris Geith and Doug Markley songs, and Wayne Gerard's "I'm All About You."
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 19, 2008, 01:29:16 PM
Doug Markley's songs can be found on iTunes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 20, 2008, 10:54:22 PM
Do we know the exact lineup of the new alternate Trammell playlist yet?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on July 20, 2008, 11:50:54 PM
Do we know the exact lineup of the new alternate Trammell playlist yet?
I don't think so. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 24, 2008, 01:34:08 PM
Has anyone been able to contact Billy Walsh who did "My Bed" and "Gone"?

I am trying to contact William T Walsh Junior but haven't gotten a repyl.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 24, 2008, 01:39:24 PM
Has anyone been able to contact Billy Walsh who did "My Bed" and "Gone"?

I am trying to contact William T Walsh Junior but haven't gotten a repyl.

Where did you find contact information for him? That's the guy, so its a shame he hasn't responded. I've tried too, but haven't gotten a response either.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 24, 2008, 01:46:03 PM
From BMI. You can contact artists on BMI. BMI can give you contact info for any artist in their repertoire if you're lucky. They just won't give it to any Tom, Dick and Harry
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on July 24, 2008, 02:21:43 PM
Has anyone been able to contact Billy Walsh who did "My Bed" and "Gone"?

I am trying to contact William T Walsh Junior but haven't gotten a repyl.
Any other secrets you wish to share with the world? :rolleyes: :club:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 24, 2008, 02:28:02 PM
Has anyone been able to contact Billy Walsh who did "My Bed" and "Gone"?

I am trying to contact William T Walsh Junior but haven't gotten a repyl.
Yeah, I've tried as well and had no luck. I'd love to get My Bed. I've never heard "Gone" though (unless I did but don't remember how it sounded like).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 24, 2008, 02:37:57 PM
Has anyone been able to contact Billy Walsh who did "My Bed" and "Gone"?

I am trying to contact William T Walsh Junior but haven't gotten a repyl.
Any other secrets you wish to share with the world? :rolleyes: :club:
How is that a secret? :huh: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 24, 2008, 02:56:49 PM
From BMI. You can contact artists on BMI. BMI can give you contact info for any artist in their repertoire if you're lucky. They just won't give it to any Tom, Dick and Harry

And yourNOT any Tom, Dick, or Harry?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 24, 2008, 03:01:27 PM
Well i contacted him last time 3 weeks ago and didn't get anything.

I'm assuming he doesn't want to tell anything about his music
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on July 24, 2008, 09:19:42 PM
I'm just going to tack this on here...

I'm getting ready to update my sig with a new bar for TWCT (to match the new IStar LDL)...what's the font used again?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 24, 2008, 09:34:51 PM
Arial and Helvetica
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on July 24, 2008, 10:10:43 PM
From BMI. You can contact artists on BMI. BMI can give you contact info for any artist in their repertoire if you're lucky. They just won't give it to any Tom, Dick and Harry
Dude, I have a hard time getting contact info, how the hell can you pull it off?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 24, 2008, 10:12:08 PM
Like I said, it didn't work for me. It may work, becuase I have a BMI account, but I've only contacted BMI for that and got no reply. There not supposed to give out that info anyways so I'm not surprised BMI didn't reply.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 24, 2008, 11:20:41 PM
From BMI. You can contact artists on BMI. BMI can give you contact info for any artist in their repertoire if you're lucky. They just won't give it to any Tom, Dick and Harry
Dude, I have a hard time getting contact info, how the hell can you pull it off?

LOL, I don't know, but you would be more entitled to it than he.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on July 24, 2008, 11:29:00 PM
From BMI. You can contact artists on BMI. BMI can give you contact info for any artist in their repertoire if you're lucky. They just won't give it to any Tom, Dick and Harry
Dude, I have a hard time getting contact info, how the hell can you pull it off?
Who do you email when you contact BMI?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on July 24, 2008, 11:40:05 PM
Just found these WeatherSTAR 4000 video on YouTube from Bel Air, MD.  B) http://www.youtube.com/user/epzik8
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 24, 2008, 11:50:33 PM
FINALLY! A 4000 in this area! I've been waiting 4 years (or since the emulator come out) to find one so I could get an accurate regional observations map!  :dance: :dance:

I had no idea they had one in Bel Air though. Then again, it is a rather rural area, so maybe its not such a surprise.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on July 24, 2008, 11:56:32 PM
Just found these WeatherSTAR 4000 video on YouTube from Bel Air, MD.  B) [url]http://www.youtube.com/user/epzik8[/url]

That's strange that there's no sky CC or wind. :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 24, 2008, 11:59:05 PM
Yeah, b/c it comes from the baltimore Inner Harber, which doesn't record sky conditions. If 4000's weren't so difficult to make changes to, they could of changed the CC site to Martin State Airport.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 12:00:08 AM
Mike is correct. The Inner Harbor station has ever reported those conditions.

On a seperate note, is it really that diificult to change the reporting site on a 4000?  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 25, 2008, 12:02:29 AM
Mike is correct. The Inner Harbor station has ever reported those conditions.

On a seperate note, is it really that diificult to change the reporting site on a 4000?  :blink:
Yes, the Star Team has confirmed awhile back that it is difficult to make changes to 4000's these days. I don't understand why though, because it should be just as easy to make changes to it as it was when it was new. :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 12:05:43 AM
Sounds like an excuse to me.  :whistling:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on July 25, 2008, 12:43:33 AM
Am I going crazy, or did I watch a TWC video earlier today on YouTube of the the satellite IntelliStar rebooting, the satellite company (I think Dish) inserting commercials, then a satellite local forecast with no LDL? I swear I watched a video like that and now I can't find it! :wacko: :dunno:

EDIT: Found it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsFmRchsQxA
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on July 25, 2008, 01:48:11 AM
Mike is correct. The Inner Harbor station has ever reported those conditions.

On a seperate note, is it really that diificult to change the reporting site on a 4000?  :blink:
Yes, the Star Team has confirmed awhile back that it is difficult to make changes to 4000's these days. I don't understand why though, because it should be just as easy to make changes to it as it was when it was new. :wacko:

It's all in the software, XL / IS / IS2 are all controlled by Intel / PC Hardware and PC (modern) software, where as the 4000's deal with Intel Macro / Assembly Language, cant remember which I just know its a totally different system from what is used to edit the x86 systems, programming an IS deals with a software key change where as with the 4000 its like reprogramming a eeprom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EEPROM) chip.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 25, 2008, 02:05:21 AM
So is the process of making changes to the XL basically the same as the IntelliStar, since both those units have a harddrive and OS (albeit different OS's)?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 10:34:45 AM
Mike is correct. The Inner Harbor station has ever reported those conditions.

On a seperate note, is it really that diificult to change the reporting site on a 4000?  :blink:
Yes, the Star Team has confirmed awhile back that it is difficult to make changes to 4000's these days. I don't understand why though, because it should be just as easy to make changes to it as it was when it was new. :wacko:

It's all in the software, XL / IS / IS2 are all controlled by Intel / PC Hardware and PC (modern) software, where as the 4000's deal with Intel Macro / Assembly Language, cant remember which I just know its a totally different system from what is used to edit the x86 systems, programming an IS deals with a software key change where as with the 4000 its like reprogramming a eeprom ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EEPROM[/url]) chip.


That is a rather difficult task then.  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on July 25, 2008, 12:28:20 PM
So is the process of making changes to the XL basically the same as the IntelliStar, since both those units have a harddrive and OS (albeit different OS's)?
Pretty much, its like the difference between editing a text file (easily done via remote software) vs. reprogramming a chip (diffucult via remote software).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on July 25, 2008, 12:32:49 PM
Is the junior also very difficult to make changes to?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on July 25, 2008, 12:40:14 PM
Is the junior also very difficult to make changes to?
Same boat as the 4000. There's no OS, and it uses EEPROMs aswell.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 25, 2008, 01:42:51 PM
I'm baffled Comcast of all cable companies, would carry a 4000
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 01:46:41 PM
I'm baffled Comcast of all cable companies, would carry a 4000

I don't think its Comcast. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on July 25, 2008, 01:49:38 PM
I don't think its Comcast. :no:

It is. Look at the description of another 4000 clip from that area:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXPIsKl7oxc
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 01:51:08 PM
Thats interesting. My aunt lives up there (yeah I'm not just saying this stuff for my health) and she's got Comcast, and an IS.  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 25, 2008, 01:54:28 PM
Well, there's another company down there called Clearview Cable. Maybe that's the company and he got mixed up. Unless, his Comcast headend is a small one that serves a portion of Bel Air, and Gary's aunt lives in a different portion of the town that's served by another headend.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 25, 2008, 01:55:31 PM
Thats interesting. My aunt lives up there (yeah I'm not just saying this stuff for my health) and she's got Comcast, and an IS.  :blink:
Bel Air, MD might have 2 different comcast headends. My area has two Comcast headends and their both 5 miles apart. The configuaration is also slightly different.

One of them might carry an  Intellistar and the other would carry a 4000
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 01:56:26 PM
Well, there's another company down there called Clearview Cable. Maybe that's the company and he got mixed up. Unless, his Comcast headend is a small one that serves a portion of Bel Air, and Gary's aunt lives in a different portion of the town that's served by another headend.

I was going to say that I thought it was Clearview, but Stephen referred me to the comment just before I made the post.

But i it is Comcast I guess it IS possible that this guy and my aunt are served by two different headends.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 25, 2008, 01:58:24 PM
Yep, that's likely the case. I think Philadelphia also has several Comcast headends (I know there's a Center City one, a northeast one, a West Philly one, and possibly a few others).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 02:13:53 PM
I'm not 100% sure yet. Clearview serves a decent portion of hat area. Maybe that guy will eventually join u and clarify the situation.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 25, 2008, 02:17:18 PM
Yeah, probably just two different headends. Comcast is notorious for that.

There use to be several here in Pittsburgh, until they consolidated into three headends.  :angry:

Before Spring 2007:

22420 - Metro Pittsburgh
22434 - Oakmont/Natrona Hts/New Kensington
22435 - Greensburg/Latrobe
22436 - Leechburg & vicinity
22437 - Coraopolis/Sewickley/PIT Int'l Arpt. area
22438 - Penn Hills
24114 - California/Portvue/Monessen
26163 - Monroeville
26164 - Murrysville-Plum
26165 - Bethel Park/Mt Lebanon/Upper St. Clair
26276 - Freeport area


NOW:
22420 - all of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland counties (except for the headend areas below)
22438 - Penn Hills
26164 - a larger combined area of Murrysville, Plum, Latrobe, Balirsville, and Ligonier

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 25, 2008, 02:24:12 PM
Wow, you must travel a lot to find out all of those ID's!  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on July 25, 2008, 02:28:03 PM
Its amazing how you guys live hundreds of miles away and pretty much assume this is the case. I only live 20-25 miles away and I'm not convinced just yet.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 25, 2008, 02:41:04 PM
Wow, you must travel a lot to find out all of those ID's!  :blink:
I have family spread throughout the entire Pittsburgh region. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ilovemikebettes on July 25, 2008, 02:43:10 PM
Wow,that must be nice. :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on July 25, 2008, 08:31:08 PM
Back in the XL and early IS days, Chicago had at least 4 headends. Now we have 2, which is basically North and South.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 25, 2008, 11:07:55 PM
Philly still has dozens of Comcast headends, but that will probably change soon though. Comcast has combined headends in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Miami, so it could happen to Philadelphia too. I just hope it doesn't happen anytime soon.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 26, 2008, 12:45:08 AM
Philly still has dozens of Comcast headends, but that will probably change soon though. Comcast has combined headends in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Miami, so it could happen to Philadelphia too. I just hope it doesn't happen anytime soon.
Seems like they've already started though... didn't the Bensalem and Levittown headends merge?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 26, 2008, 01:41:15 AM
Hmm, is it me or do the roads on the traffic overview maps look bolder than they used to?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 26, 2008, 10:18:03 AM
Mike, I saw that too. It seemed to be an error. I have a pic that I'll upload later on...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 26, 2008, 11:33:24 AM
On Weatherscan, it's only showing the bolder roads it on the first map, and not the second, zoomed in one. Weird.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 26, 2008, 02:18:17 PM
Now my Weatherscan zoomed in traffic map is a black background, with all white roads!  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on July 26, 2008, 02:24:09 PM
Now my Weatherscan zoomed in traffic map is a black background, with all white roads!  :blink:



that happens on my intellistar's Traffic map
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on July 26, 2008, 02:24:18 PM
Hey, what's up with Traffic Pulse? It's messed up on my IS.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 27, 2008, 12:47:42 AM
Here's a screen shot (sorry for horrible quality - from my phone):

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii81/tylert120/0726080151a.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on July 27, 2008, 12:51:57 AM
Here's a screen shot (sorry for horrible quality - from my phone):

Maybe they just want you to know that those roads are really important. :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 27, 2008, 12:55:58 AM
Still having problems with my map here.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 27, 2008, 12:57:09 AM
Here's a screen shot (sorry for horrible quality - from my phone):

Maybe they just want you to know that those roads are really important. :P
Then they're highlighting the wrong roads. I-376 is most certainly the most important road on that map. :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on July 27, 2008, 12:57:22 AM
speaking of which...are there any plans for the traffic maps to return to other Intellistars? i'm kinda pissed it didn't last long here.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ilovemikebettes on July 27, 2008, 02:34:49 PM
I don't know.  I am to upset that id din't last long.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: sonicdoommario on July 27, 2008, 03:41:30 PM
I think it just depeneds in what kind of market you are in. I'm in the Providence/Boston area, so my Intellistar has TrafficPulse.

If you're somewhere in I don't know, Idaho, they probably wouldn't bother to put up TrafficPulse.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: woddfellow2 on July 29, 2008, 07:15:06 PM
Earlier, our STAR duplicated a traffic report:

Quote
Incident, Hwy-11 Gilcrease Exwy WB

[MEDIUM IMPACT] - at Memorial Dr - earlier accident is clear

Incident, Hwy-11 Gilcrease Exwy EB

[MEDIUM IMPACT] - at Memorial Dr - earlier accident is clear
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 29, 2008, 11:41:44 PM
Earlier, our STAR duplicated a traffic report:

Quote
Incident, Hwy-11 Gilcrease Exwy WB

[MEDIUM IMPACT] - at Memorial Dr - earlier accident is clear

Incident, Hwy-11 Gilcrease Exwy EB

[MEDIUM IMPACT] - at Memorial Dr - earlier accident is clear

That's because one report is for WB, one for EB.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on July 29, 2008, 11:50:31 PM
Earlier, our STAR duplicated a traffic report:

Quote
Incident, Hwy-11 Gilcrease Exwy WB

[MEDIUM IMPACT] - at Memorial Dr - earlier accident is clear

Incident, Hwy-11 Gilcrease Exwy EB

[MEDIUM IMPACT] - at Memorial Dr - earlier accident is clear

That's because one report is for WB, one for EB.

its kind of a waste of space (not to mention confusing)...can't they simply combine the two:

Incident, Hwy-11 Gilcrease Exwy WB & EB

[MEDIUM IMPACT] - at Memorial Dr - earlier accident is clear

btw did you ever get my pm on twcc?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on July 30, 2008, 12:16:57 AM
The problem is, the data comes from a third-party vendor, they [TWC] have no way of editing it. Traffic Pulse's response to this was - they have to keep it separate (EB & WB or NB & SB) as that's how their platform is built. :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on July 30, 2008, 12:32:25 AM
The problem is, the data comes from a third-party vendor, they [TWC] have no way of editing it. Traffic Pulse's response to this was - they have to keep it separate (EB & WB or NB & SB) as that's how their platform is built. :thinking:

what a bunch of bull.  lol

is that what the star team told you?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 30, 2008, 12:33:42 AM
is that what the star team told you?
I believe they said it in the forums once when a complaint was posted about it awhile back.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on July 31, 2008, 10:25:43 PM
Anyone else's IntelliStar radar been down all evening?

EDIT: The radar is back as the 12:08 AM LF.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 01, 2008, 12:56:18 AM
Yeah, same here. In addition, Weatherscan's estimated precip map was unavailable. It returned just after midnight tonight.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on August 01, 2008, 08:13:55 AM
there is no August 2008 playlist yet.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 01, 2008, 12:43:51 PM
I'm certain Chris Hoitsma is on vacation which is why he's not sending any playlists.

It's not a big deal though i'm hoping they'll post the august playlist on twc's site.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on August 01, 2008, 05:24:53 PM
I went to Seguin, TX last Friday and  they has an IntelliStar from New Braunfles with Traffic Pulse from San Antonio.

I remeber back in August 2007, I went to South Padre Island and they didn't had their own IntelliStar. Instead, they has it from Brownsville.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on August 02, 2008, 10:07:24 AM
I'm thinking most likely the new August playlist will start either Sunday or Monday.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ilovemikebettes on August 02, 2008, 12:44:48 PM
I think it'll start on Monday.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 02, 2008, 12:51:55 PM
I'm betting it'll start tomorrow. Most of the playlists this year so far started on a Sunday.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on August 05, 2008, 07:20:22 PM
Satellite LF Temp text has changed colors, its now yellow.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on August 06, 2008, 12:21:01 PM
As well, on the LDL... It now shows the words "HI:" in yellow, instead of white.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 06, 2008, 12:23:43 PM
As well, on the LDL... It now shows the words "HI:" in yellow, instead of white.
Those have always been in yellow, haven't they?  :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 06, 2008, 12:47:25 PM
As well, on the LDL... It now shows the words "HI:" in yellow, instead of white.
Those have always been in yellow, haven't they?  :huh:
Nope.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on August 06, 2008, 04:21:34 PM
Traffic Report Today : notice the Unspecified on I-95 NB


(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/3010/intellistar8608py0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/3010/intellistar8608py0.3920e43401.jpg) (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=378&i=intellistar8608py0.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 06, 2008, 04:41:09 PM
I think the Outdoor Activity Forecast might of been discontinued. I've been seeing the Air Quality Forecast at :08/:38 instead of the outdoor activity in the past week or two.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 07, 2008, 11:16:41 AM
I think the Outdoor Activity Forecast might of been discontinued. I've been seeing the Air Quality Forecast at :08/:38 instead of the outdoor activity in the past week or two.
I take that back, I'm still seeing it occasionally at :28/:58. Apparently the Air Quality Forecast has been put on a higher priority than the outdoor activity on the :08/:38 flavor. I wonder if this is a sign that it may be discontinued soon?  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on August 07, 2008, 09:44:23 PM
Okay, so is anyone else's LDL out right now?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 07, 2008, 09:55:56 PM
Okay, so is anyone else's LDL out right now?

Yeah, mines is out right now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on August 07, 2008, 09:58:23 PM
I've been without an LDL on and off for the past hour... My station ID was also blank. (Dish)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on August 07, 2008, 10:01:31 PM
I've been without an LDL on and off for the past hour... My station ID was also blank. (Dish)
Last time I saw my LDL was at 9:25PM EST... It is now back, and was back at the 10:00PM EST Local.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 22, 2008, 10:57:04 AM
Found an XL video not far from Las Vegas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTu3OBCmRbY
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on August 22, 2008, 11:09:53 AM
You've got to be freakin kiddding me!! I was in Vegas last Saturday!!! :doh2:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 22, 2008, 11:18:47 AM
I don't know why they are using Las Vegas as the CC site though. There's an ASOS in Bullhead City they can use. It isn't even in its local obs pages, when this site is in the XL's serving area. :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 22, 2008, 12:43:29 PM
Told ya Nevada is chock full of older STARs :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 27, 2008, 11:19:07 PM
Anyone familiar with this IntelliStar?

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/5237/snapshot3569264si7.jpg)

Or this Weatherscan?

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/1554/snapshot3409367uz6.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 27, 2008, 11:30:25 PM
That's in the Philly area.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 27, 2008, 11:31:16 PM
That's in the Philly area.
Yeah, I know. Just wondering if anyone had seen either of these STARs before?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 27, 2008, 11:39:58 PM
I've seen that Weatherscan before...never the ISTAR. Where did you find the images/
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 27, 2008, 11:52:46 PM
I've seen that Weatherscan before...never the ISTAR. Where did you find the images/


This site: http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun/channels
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 28, 2008, 03:33:06 PM
I emailed TWC for the September 2008 Playlist and haven't gotten it yet :( Hopefully Chris will give it to me tomorrow.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on August 28, 2008, 10:34:13 PM
I emailed TWC for the September 2008 Playlist and haven't gotten it yet :( Hopefully Chris will give it to me tomorrow.

Looking forward to that  :dance:

If anyone is interested I posted some more videos of the Intellistar at NASA Langley in Hampton, Va. It was somehow removed from TWCs database (according to the star support) had has not been updated since last year. I was shocked seeing that old ldl.  :P
http://www.youtube.com/user/mmcornick
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 29, 2008, 12:24:15 PM
I haven't gotten the 9/08 playlist yet. I'm not too concerned since TWC is usually slow to reply but does anyone else here have the playlist?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on August 29, 2008, 12:35:10 PM
I haven't gotten the 9/08 playlist yet. I'm not too concerned since TWC is usually slow to reply but does anyone else here have the playlist?

I doubt it. Or at least I'd hope that if someone did they would have posted it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 29, 2008, 06:10:11 PM
Neat. Just saw that York Airport is now the Almanac reporting site on my Hanover IntelliStar. Harrisburg International used to be the reporting site.

EDIT: It turns out the change was actually made two weeks ago, and I just noticed it now. :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on August 29, 2008, 06:14:08 PM
I haven't gotten the 9/08 playlist yet. I'm not too concerned since TWC is usually slow to reply but does anyone else here have the playlist?
It's not even September yet.  Chill.

(oof.  That was cranky.)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 29, 2008, 06:53:51 PM
I haven't gotten the 9/08 playlist yet. I'm not too concerned since TWC is usually slow to reply but does anyone else here have the playlist?
It's not even September yet.  Chill.

(oof.  That was cranky.)
Huh?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 29, 2008, 08:28:38 PM
Interesting. I've seen that Marcus Hook Weatherscan before, but IMO Chester should be the CC site if that Weatherscan serves all of Delaware County. I don't think Marcus Hook is as popular as Chester.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 30, 2008, 01:12:14 PM
Has anyone been getting the precipitation counters on their LDL's almanac lately? I've haven't seen it on mine in weeks, and yes we've seen precip this month.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 30, 2008, 01:15:50 PM
Has anyone been getting the precipitation counters on their LDL's almanac lately? I've haven't seen it on mine in weeks, and yes we've seen precip this month.
Yep, mine is still present. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 30, 2008, 01:17:17 PM
Hmm, that's odd. It's not displaying on either of my two IntelliStars or on the Belmar IntelliStar. I'll try reporting this to the Star Team.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on August 30, 2008, 01:17:43 PM
Whoa, since when has the precip counter shown on the intellistar? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 30, 2008, 01:20:09 PM
Whoa, since when has the precip counter shown on the intellistar? :huh:
Since always. ;)

IIRC, you don't get it because Watsonville doesn't report monthly precipitation.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 30, 2008, 01:20:56 PM
Whoa, since when has the precip counter shown on the intellistar? :huh:
On the "almanac" tab during national segments. If Watsonville doesn't report precip then maybe they can use Monterey, as that is not too far.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on August 30, 2008, 01:22:20 PM
Whoa, since when has the precip counter shown on the intellistar? :huh:
Since always. ;)

IIRC, you don't get it because Watsonville doesn't report monthly precipitation.
Wow, I've never seen that on ANY intellistar. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on August 30, 2008, 01:43:25 PM
Whoa, since when has the precip counter shown on the intellistar? :huh:
Since always. ;)

IIRC, you don't get it because Watsonville doesn't report monthly precipitation.
Wow, I've never seen that on ANY intellistar. :no:
Neither have I. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TV Shows Fan on August 31, 2008, 12:32:18 AM
Has anyone been getting the precipitation counters on their LDL's almanac lately? I've haven't seen it on mine in weeks, and yes we've seen precip this month.
Mine was doing the same thing it was gone on the 22nd and it came back doing sometime this week.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 31, 2008, 01:37:42 PM
Pardon my ignorance but what is a "precipitation counter"? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 31, 2008, 01:40:00 PM
The feature on the LDL that shows how much precipitation fell (not including snow) so far this month.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 31, 2008, 01:56:50 PM
I haven't seen that at all this month on my intellistar.

I'm thinking about requesting my cable company to downgrade their star to a Junior. It could happen since Comcast was late to update my IS.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 31, 2008, 01:58:07 PM
I'm thinking about requesting my cable company to downgrade their star to a Junior. It could happen since Comcast was late to update my IS.
ROFL... Good luck with that...  :rofl2:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 31, 2008, 02:03:27 PM
Impossible. Cable companies (especially media giants like Comcast) don't like to hear the word "downgrade."

Besides, Comcast upgraded most of Philadelphia area XL's to the IntelliStars circa January-February 2004, before it even went out of beta. So they weren't late in upgrading.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 31, 2008, 02:04:50 PM
What about the Comcast headend in Sharon, pa? They had an IS and downgraded to an XL.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 31, 2008, 02:06:34 PM
They could. The ppl in my headend could care less about TWC's STARs. They probably don't even watch TWC. :rolleyes: The Junior is way cheaper and look at my intellistar videos do you have ever see the Regional Doppler? It hardly rains/snows here so a radar is unnecessary. And a Junior lacks a radar.

If I had a Junior, I could enjoy narrationless LF Music along with a local forecast  :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 31, 2008, 02:06:56 PM
No, that occured when the Adelphia headend there was aquired by Time Warner. Comcast never served Sharon, AFAIK.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on August 31, 2008, 02:09:17 PM
They could. The ppl in my headend could care less about TWC's STARs. They probably don't even watch TWC. :rolleyes: The Junior is cheaper and look at my intellistar videos? Do you have ever see the Regional Doppler? It hardly rains/snows here so a radar is unnecessary. And a Junior lacks a radar
We're not getting rain because we're in a dry spell, it doesn't mean we never get rain. There are some months where we gets tons of rain. We also get lots of precip in the winter because of nor'easters, and besides the average viewer wouldn't want a Junior. They use outdated hardware and software, and also hard to upgrade and make changes to because they have no harddrive or OS. The IntelliStar also has much more useful products, such as air quality and getaways, which satisfies the average viewer.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 31, 2008, 02:11:24 PM
But no one in area watches TWC. I can't tell you how many times I have heard offensive things about TWC from my neighbors and friends at school. Most common "TWC is gay". :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on August 31, 2008, 08:21:41 PM
It looks like TWC is now in "Storm Alert" mode, but they haven't thrown up the music on the LF. Also, they skipped a LF at the top of the hour, and they just ran a 1-minute LF.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on August 31, 2008, 08:49:39 PM
Huh.  This wasn't a typical 1M flavor.

CC/Metro/Busted Radar/Morning Comm/Afternoon Comm/24hr Forecast/Week Ahead.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on August 31, 2008, 08:51:35 PM
What about the Comcast headend in Sharon, pa? They had an IS and downgraded to an XL.
That XL has since been upgraded, and merged with other regional headends, and is now part of the "Grove City/Mercer/Slipper Rock" headend. And yes, that is how the LF pages are titled (with 3 cities).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWC015 on August 31, 2008, 09:21:21 PM
My WeatherSTAR 4000 is currently having timing problems. It just showed the :58 screen with the cable provider at 8:17 with commercials playing in the background and then went to the local on the 8's with the commercials playing.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on August 31, 2008, 09:27:26 PM
My WeatherSTAR 4000 is currently having timing problems. It just showed the :58 screen with the cable provider at 8:17 with commercials playing in the background and then went to the local on the 8's with the commercials playing.
Oooo...can you/did you get a video clip?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWC015 on August 31, 2008, 09:28:59 PM
i did not get a video clip of that but i can of other local on the 8's
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on August 31, 2008, 09:32:39 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 31, 2008, 10:11:40 PM
They skipped yet another lf
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 31, 2008, 10:12:40 PM
They skipped yet another lf
They're skipping all the :08 and :38 local forecasts because the :00 and :30 segments are running for ten minutes.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on August 31, 2008, 10:19:32 PM
IStar radar = still down
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 31, 2008, 10:22:36 PM
I wonder why the radars are down, mines has been down since SA started.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on August 31, 2008, 10:23:47 PM
I may be crazy, but I've noticed that when local forecasts seem to run off schedule, the IntelliStar radars seem to go down. I've seen it happen countless times before.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on August 31, 2008, 11:26:31 PM
That's weird.  I wonder why that is...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on August 31, 2008, 11:33:38 PM
My sources say that gremlins are the problem.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on August 31, 2008, 11:35:41 PM
My sources say that gremlins are the problem.
That makes sense!

Also wheres my storm alert music :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on August 31, 2008, 11:45:46 PM
I noticed there was no local forecast at all at 11:38.
EDIT: Oops just noticed Billys post about that
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on September 01, 2008, 12:11:33 AM
I wonder why the radars are down, mines has been down since SA started.
AS of 12:11:01 AM, My ISTAR's Radar has 15 min. worth of data (Source: Weatherscan's Corner Radar)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 01, 2008, 12:20:26 AM
Mine is from the last 20 minutes, though it was definitely 15 at the time you posted that.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on September 01, 2008, 02:49:34 AM
These flavors are so weird. It's making my IS wack-out. It didn't announce a few things and its not even showing traffic products.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on September 01, 2008, 08:29:55 AM
5:28 PST Storm Alert Music kicks in.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on September 01, 2008, 08:59:10 AM
Modified 2005 Storm alert @ 8:58am EDT
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 01, 2008, 09:13:35 AM
They skipped the LF..........What the hell...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 01, 2008, 09:21:34 AM
8:18, they skipped another LF. This is rediculously unacceptable. <_< :censored: :thumbdown:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 01, 2008, 09:23:21 AM
I know same here they're only showing lfs at :28 and :58
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 01, 2008, 09:40:39 AM
So its unnacceptable for them to skip your local forecast to deal with Gustav? How self-centered of you.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 01, 2008, 10:25:18 AM
Well TWC could've ran 1 minute lfs at :08 and :18. They've done it before even with Katrina.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 01, 2008, 10:29:05 AM
It also looks like they are running the flavors with the almanac and getaway at :28/:58, when they are usually seen at :08/:38.

I think this is a great idea of skipping LF's. If I'm tired of it, there's always Weatherscan. :D
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 01, 2008, 10:36:17 AM
Well TWC could've ran 1 minute lfs at :08 and :18. They've done it before even with Katrina.

That's bullshit Vic. I'm sorry.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 01, 2008, 10:56:44 AM
OK not a problem. B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 01, 2008, 10:59:30 AM
So its unnacceptable for them to skip your local forecast to deal with Gustav? How self-centered of you.
Not all of the 48 states are affected by this...

They could use their fancy dual-feed thingy, and skip locals there, but I want my LF.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on September 01, 2008, 11:00:14 AM
Storm Alert Music!  :clap:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 01, 2008, 11:00:39 AM
So its unnacceptable for them to skip your local forecast to deal with Gustav? How self-centered of you.
Believe it or not, not all of the 48 states are affected by this.

They could use their fancy dual-feed thingy, and skip locals there, but I want my LF.

No, but its far more important than your weather, which you can get from WxScan, or any of a million other avenues.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 01, 2008, 11:01:16 AM
No. People around the country are interested in Gustav, not just people on the Gulf Coast. Are you not aware that people in other parts of the country have interest or family connections in the gulf coast?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 01, 2008, 11:02:24 AM
So its unnacceptable for them to skip your local forecast to deal with Gustav? How self-centered of you.
Believe it or not, not all of the 48 states are affected by this.

They could use their fancy dual-feed thingy, and skip locals there, but I want my LF.

No, but its far more important than your weather, which you can get from WxScan, or any of a million other avenues.

Granted, it's an important/dangerous situation, but it hardly constitutes skipping the LF for EVERYONE in the country. Like I said, they could use their dual-feed. :yes: Besides, what's 12 minutes out of an hour's worth of programming? :dunno:

Also, I noticed the Storm Alert music is different than the one I remember. Did they change it?. :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 01, 2008, 11:09:48 AM
the music on the LF? It has been used since 2006.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 01, 2008, 11:10:59 AM
the music on the LF? It has been used since 2006.
They must have changed it since 2005 then, cause I remember it being A LOT different when they were playing it for Katrina.

I liked the old one better. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 01, 2008, 11:12:44 AM
Yeah, the 2005 one had much more of a "hurricane" feel to it. the 2006-present music doesn't sound like hurricane music to me.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: WeatherWitness on September 01, 2008, 11:13:01 AM
I think they have two Storm Alert themes, don't they? :unsure:  I've only heard one so far. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 01, 2008, 11:15:05 AM
So its unnacceptable for them to skip your local forecast to deal with Gustav? How self-centered of you.
Believe it or not, not all of the 48 states are affected by this.

They could use their fancy dual-feed thingy, and skip locals there, but I want my LF.

No, but its far more important than your weather, which you can get from WxScan, or any of a million other avenues.

Granted, it's an important/dangerous situation, but it hardly constitutes skipping the LF for EVERYONE in the country. Like I said, they could use their dual-feed. :yes: Besides, what's 12 minutes out of an hour's worth of programming? :dunno:

Also, I noticed the Storm Alert music is different than the one I remember. Did they change it?. :huh:

It's a shame your so selfish. You really ought to be ashamed of yourself for putting yourself before alot of other people who appreciate what TWC is doing.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 01, 2008, 11:15:15 AM
Yeah they had two in 2006-2007. It looks like they are only using the one theme from that year now. I was hoping they'd use new music this season though. The music they are using on the LF doesn't match with the current storm alert/hurricane opener music at all.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 01, 2008, 11:31:09 AM
Yeah they had two in 2006-2007. It looks like they are only using the one theme from that year now.
Nope, they are indeed using both of the 2006 Storm Alert LF themes this year.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 01, 2008, 11:40:30 AM
Wait, they're playing more than one Storm Alert theme? :huh:

So its unnacceptable for them to skip your local forecast to deal with Gustav? How self-centered of you.
Believe it or not, not all of the 48 states are affected by this.

They could use their fancy dual-feed thingy, and skip locals there, but I want my LF.

No, but its far more important than your weather, which you can get from WxScan, or any of a million other avenues.

Granted, it's an important/dangerous situation, but it hardly constitutes skipping the LF for EVERYONE in the country. Like I said, they could use their dual-feed. :yes: Besides, what's 12 minutes out of an hour's worth of programming? :dunno:

Also, I noticed the Storm Alert music is different than the one I remember. Did they change it?. :huh:

It's a shame your so selfish. You really ought to be ashamed of yourself for putting yourself before alot of other people who appreciate what TWC is doing.
Again, what's 12 minutes out of an hour...I'm focusing on the logical aspect, not personal.

What's funny, an hour or 2 ago, Mike Bettes was reporting, and said the maximum wind gust that he recorded was 40 MPH.  :rofl2: But who knows, It could have increased dramatically since then. I'm really not following closely. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 01, 2008, 11:54:11 AM
Wait, they're playing more than one Storm Alert theme? :huh:

So its unnacceptable for them to skip your local forecast to deal with Gustav? How self-centered of you.
Believe it or not, not all of the 48 states are affected by this.

They could use their fancy dual-feed thingy, and skip locals there, but I want my LF.

No, but its far more important than your weather, which you can get from WxScan, or any of a million other avenues.

Granted, it's an important/dangerous situation, but it hardly constitutes skipping the LF for EVERYONE in the country. Like I said, they could use their dual-feed. :yes: Besides, what's 12 minutes out of an hour's worth of programming? :dunno:

Also, I noticed the Storm Alert music is different than the one I remember. Did they change it?. :huh:

It's a shame your so selfish. You really ought to be ashamed of yourself for putting yourself before alot of other people who appreciate what TWC is doing.
Again, what's 12 minutes out of an hour...I'm focusing on the logical aspect, not personal.

What's funny, an hour or 2 ago, Mike Bettes was reporting, and said the maximum wind gust that he recorded was 40 MPH.  :rofl2: But who knows, It could have increased dramatically since then. I'm really not following closely. :yes:

The bad side of the hurricane hasn't reached land yet. 
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 01, 2008, 11:56:32 AM
One side is stronger than the other? I always thought the strength of a Hurricane was always evenly distributed.

Just goes to show how much I know about Tropical Weather. :rofl2:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 01, 2008, 11:57:09 AM
One side is stronger than the other? I always thought the strength of a Hurricane was always evenly distributed.

Just goes to show how much I know about Tropical Weather. :rofl2:

Nope. The worst part of the storm is on the back end of the eye. It's always worse after the eye than before.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 01, 2008, 12:52:26 PM
How long will the storm alert music on the lf last for?

If my mind serves me right, last time for Ernesto it was for 2 days.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 01, 2008, 01:01:41 PM
How long will the storm alert music on the lf last for?

If my mind serves me right, last night on Ernesto it was for 2 days.
I would expect it to last until Gustav looses hurricane status.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on September 01, 2008, 04:18:45 PM
Now would be the perfect time for them to figure out a :30 Local again.

CC/Radar/(Daypart)Forecast/Week Ahead.

Boom.  There it is.  They can piggyback it after a segment.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 05, 2008, 11:05:11 PM
A Wind Advisory crawl is currently running on my IntelliStar, and all "C"s on the crawl were replaced with small "6"s.

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4900/snapshot20080905230241rf6.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on September 05, 2008, 11:41:25 PM
Wow, that's pretty 6razy...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 05, 2008, 11:44:14 PM
I smell degradation.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 05, 2008, 11:47:27 PM
I smell degradation.
I don't. I smell a glit6h.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Thecoolwriter on September 05, 2008, 11:53:21 PM
What in the world?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on September 06, 2008, 12:17:43 AM
The Intellistar doesn't use the same dated technology to generate the graphi6s as the 4000 does; I wouldn't expe6t it to suffer nearly the same problems as the 4000.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 06, 2008, 12:20:12 AM
In 6ase anyone's interested, here is a video if the 6rawl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkZc2jIZ9D4
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 06, 2008, 10:38:01 PM
Hey Gary, is this your IntelliStar? :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZowjTlm9Go
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 06, 2008, 10:40:51 PM
Hey Gary, is this your IntelliStar? :D

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZowjTlm9Go[/url]


Why, yes, it is.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 06, 2008, 11:08:00 PM
Quick IntelliStar Marine Forecast question:

What happens when the text of the Marine Forecast is long enough that it goes to the end of the first page? Does the remaining text overflow to a second page or is the text simply truncated at the end of the first page?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 06, 2008, 11:27:01 PM
Marine Forecast only has one page. There have been cases where an advisory would be so long or so many advisories in effect that the actual marine forecast doesn't have room to display.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 06, 2008, 11:30:00 PM
Hmm... why isn't the weather bulletin on my IntelliStar not showing? There's still a flood watch in effect...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 06, 2008, 11:54:23 PM
Quick IntelliStar Marine Forecast question:

What happens when the text of the Marine Forecast is long enough that it goes to the end of the first page? Does the remaining text overflow to a second page or is the text simply truncated at the end of the first page?
There is no second page. I've seen one instance during a major storm here where the weather info doesn't fit on one page, and it just cuts off.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 18, 2008, 04:21:19 PM
Holy macaroni!! :o

I saw a teacher today at my school who looks EXACTLY like Jeanne Ricks! Spooky :blink: Maybe it was Jeanne in disguise at my school.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 20, 2008, 10:33:36 AM
Has anyone seen "sprinkles" in the forecast? It's showing up here and it uses the few showers icon. I haven't seen sprinkles being used in years! :o
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on September 20, 2008, 11:19:28 AM
Has anyone seen "sprinkles" in the forecast? It's showing up here and it uses the few showers icon. I haven't seen sprinkles being used in years! :o
Yeah, they use it every now and then. I haven't seen it regularly since 2005-06.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 20, 2008, 01:17:38 PM
It's still showing up here. I hope it stays on there tomorrow night when I see what the text-based forecasts say for sprinkles.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 21, 2008, 06:30:56 PM
This may sound silly, but does anyone know if BMI has a way to ID songs? I was thinking about asking them to try and ID a couple unknown TWC songs...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 21, 2008, 06:34:44 PM
This may sound silly, but does anyone know if BMI has a way to ID songs? I was thinking about asking them to try and ID a couple unknown TWC songs...
You can give it a try, wouldn't hurt. I doubt they can help though it's not like BMI has some special software that can identify any song in its repertoire.

As for those unknown Nov06/Feb07/Apr07 songs contacting Steve Hurst IMHO is the best idea. Matt gave me his email a while back but I can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 21, 2008, 06:39:36 PM
This may sound silly, but does anyone know if BMI has a way to ID songs? I was thinking about asking them to try and ID a couple unknown TWC songs...
You can give it a try, wouldn't hurt. I doubt they can help though it's not like BMI has some special software that can identify any song in its repertoire.

As for those unknown Nov06/Feb07/Apr07 songs contacting Steve Hurst IMHO is the best idea. Matt gave me his email a while back but I can't seem to find it.
I have tried absolutely every possible way to ID those songs. I tried contacting Brian Picard and Tony Fulkerson, but they claim they didn't keep music records then. And Steve Hurst's email no longer works. I also tried using my BMI pattern to try and ID the songs, but my guess is that the artist is not published by supermax music. I've even tried searching on google and myspace for someone linking and identifying those songs, but have turned up nothing. I even gave clips to Gary with hopes that the artist might come here. So contacting BMI would be my absolute last resort.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on September 21, 2008, 07:00:43 PM
BMI would know nothing. They don't hold music.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 21, 2008, 07:09:03 PM
But it's worth a try. I'm desperate for that song from November 2006 that we've been looking for forever.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 21, 2008, 07:12:53 PM
Unfortunately I have to side with the folks who say BMI won't know. I just can't imagine anyone being able to identify a song from a clip. Its not like they intimately know every song by every artist in their repertoire.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 21, 2008, 07:18:48 PM
Aww crap. :( I guess now it's offical, those 5 songs are lost forever. :cry:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 21, 2008, 07:30:23 PM
Yeah it doesn't seem possible for BMI to ID songs, way too many songs in their repertoire. Have you tried asking Brian if he can contact Steve for you?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 21, 2008, 07:34:59 PM
Yeah it doesn't seem possible for BMI to ID songs, way too many songs in their repertoire. Have you tried asking Brian if he can contact Steve for you?
It probably won't do any good, but it's worth a shot. :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 21, 2008, 07:37:16 PM
Try it please. Brian can always contact Steve. Brian needs to convince Steve that he needs the following songs from April 2007 and November 2006 identified.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 21, 2008, 07:41:51 PM
Try it please. Brian can always contact Steve. Brian needs to convince Steve that he needs the following songs from April 2007 and November 2006 identified.
I just sent the email.  :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 21, 2008, 07:45:45 PM
Excellent!! Hopefully he should reply tomorrow. :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 22, 2008, 12:09:11 PM
The 12:08 PM ET local forecast had no LOT8s opener before it.

Went right from commercial to LF. :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 22, 2008, 12:35:44 PM
The 12:08 PM ET local forecast had no LOT8s opener before it.

Went right from commercial to LF. :huh:

That certainly is unusual.  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 22, 2008, 01:39:23 PM
Then at 1:30 PM ET, the LOT8s sponsorship ad played after the local forecast and before Day Planner resumed.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on September 22, 2008, 05:30:25 PM
Then at 1:30 PM ET, the LOT8s sponsorship ad played after the local forecast and before Day Planner resumed.
And they did it again at 5:30 PM ET.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 22, 2008, 05:33:47 PM
They did it at 4:30 too... and before the :08/:38 LF's, they are using the generic LOT8's sponsorship graphics even though the narrator mentions that the sponsor is celebrating the first day of fall.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 22, 2008, 07:53:16 PM
Has anyone got any luck in getting Andrew Korus's "Hello There" ?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on September 22, 2008, 08:34:26 PM
That's like asking if anyone has hit the lottery.  :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on September 22, 2008, 08:35:20 PM
Has anyone got any luck in getting Andrew Korus's "Hello There" ?
We'll never get that song. People have tried contacting him over the phone and they either get negative responses or no answer.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 22, 2008, 09:27:51 PM
I got nothing from Brian or Steve yet. :( I need more suggestions as to how I could ID those 5 songs..
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 23, 2008, 03:31:01 PM
Hack into TWC's Music Computer :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on September 23, 2008, 10:52:44 PM
I am almost certain that the latin one is an unreleased Anthony James Baker song. His music was used that month, and frequently, artists have more than one song of theirs airing during a playlist.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on September 28, 2008, 12:59:03 PM
Did "Above the Serengeti" by Palomino Duck previously air on TWC Besides this month? If so, which playlist?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 01, 2008, 11:30:24 AM
My IntelliStar is currently showing night icons for the current conditions...at 11:28 AM!  :wacko:

Edit, and it's happening on weather.com, too...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 01, 2008, 10:00:06 PM
I see they are airing the one minute flavors during WWCH now. Didn't they used to show 1:30 flavors?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 01, 2008, 10:02:52 PM
I see they are airing the one minute flavors during WWCH now. Didn't they used to show 1:30 flavors?
Yeah, I noticed that, too.  :wacko:

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on October 02, 2008, 06:44:12 PM
I grabbed this around the time of the Olympics. August 16 through the 17th iirc... there was a glitch in this background image on my IntelliStar (21873 - Camden)... It had lasted for about a day until the Star was taken down about 4am to fix the image.

I apologize for the TiVo progress bar on the screen...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 02, 2008, 06:49:48 PM
I grabbed this around the time of the Olympics. August 16 through the 17th iirc... there was a glitch in this background image on my IntelliStar (21873 - Camden)... It had lasted for about a day until the Star was taken down about 4am to fix the image.

I apologize for the TiVo progress bar on the screen...
Wow I had no idea you lived in my area! I have a Slingbox myself too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on October 02, 2008, 07:00:06 PM
I grabbed this around the time of the Olympics. August 16 through the 17th iirc... there was a glitch in this background image on my IntelliStar (21873 - Camden)... It had lasted for about a day until the Star was taken down about 4am to fix the image.

I apologize for the TiVo progress bar on the screen...
Wow I had no idea you lived in my area! I have a Slingbox myself too.

Something about your username led me to think that.  :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 02, 2008, 07:54:18 PM
I grabbed this around the time of the Olympics. August 16 through the 17th iirc... there was a glitch in this background image on my IntelliStar (21873 - Camden)... It had lasted for about a day until the Star was taken down about 4am to fix the image.

I apologize for the TiVo progress bar on the screen...

That same thing happened (http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,1195.0.html) to my IntelliStar back in July!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 02, 2008, 08:02:07 PM
Weird... I wonder if this happened to mine as well.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on October 02, 2008, 10:19:37 PM
I don't remember having a glitch like that on my IS except for the comment I made a couple months ago about the radar showing rainbow colors. :o
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on October 04, 2008, 12:57:43 PM
Does anyone know what the XL LDL shows during shows such as ICHT, FFN, or WWCH?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Robert on October 04, 2008, 01:33:20 PM
Does anyone know what the XL LDL shows during shows such as ICHT, FFN, or WWCH?

It shows usually an hour by hour forecast of the current day or next day, depending on what time it is during the day, then it shows the weather forecast for the next three days, I think, and then the current conditions. I'm not sure since I don't watch those shows much, but I'm confident that the ldl does show that during those shows... :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 04, 2008, 01:35:03 PM
Does anyone know what the XL LDL shows during shows such as ICHT, FFN, or WWCH?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeHRolkDO2c
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on October 04, 2008, 03:12:54 PM
Curious question... any reason why the XL didn't get the new weather icons? Not that I like the new icons, because I still don't after almost 2 years...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on October 04, 2008, 03:17:30 PM
Curious question... any reason why the XL didn't get the new weather icons? Not that I like the new icons, because I still don't after almost 2 years...
I would guess the hardware wouldn't support it. Or (more likely) TWC wanted to keep large differences between the XL and IS to encourage cable companies to upgrade their units.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 04, 2008, 08:28:46 PM
The new icons would look horrible on the XL. :sick:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on October 04, 2008, 08:40:33 PM
Does anyone have a clip with the XL sleet icon? I need it to see in what direction the little sleet pellets move for my emulator.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 04, 2008, 08:41:54 PM
The sleet pellets moved straight down, I believe.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on October 04, 2008, 09:13:00 PM
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=K_EqGjVN6Ew
Wind Advisory!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ilovemikebettes on October 04, 2008, 09:28:44 PM
It's probably gonna be a windy night for you.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on October 04, 2008, 09:55:13 PM
It's probably gonna be a windy night for you.
What in the hell gave you that idea?  :bleh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ilovemikebettes on October 04, 2008, 09:56:04 PM
It's probably gonna be a windy night for you.
What in the hell gave you that idea?  :bleh:
narunetto saying there was a wind advisory.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 04, 2008, 10:33:00 PM
When I was at the dentist's in Huntingdon Valley, PA last week, they had me choose what to have on TV so I tuned to TWC. The local forecast was from Willow Grove. Oddly enough, their IntelliStar uses the same exact metro map mine had until last March.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 04, 2008, 10:34:40 PM
When I was at the dentist's in Huntingdon Valley, PA last week, they had me choose what to have on TV so I tuned to TWC. The local forecast was from Willow Grove. Oddly enough, their IntelliStar used the same exact metro map mine used to show until last March.
I always tune into TWC whenever i'm in the hospital in Wilmington DE. They're intellistar serves more of SE PA...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on October 04, 2008, 10:35:06 PM
It's probably gonna be a windy night for you.
What in the hell gave you that idea?  :bleh:
Hahaha :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 04, 2008, 10:36:11 PM
I always tune into TWC whenever i'm in the hospital in Wilmington DE. They're intellistar serves more of SE PA...
Is it the Drexel Hill/Delaware County, PA IntelliStar?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 04, 2008, 10:36:40 PM
I always tune into TWC whenever i'm in the hospital in Wilmington DE. They're intellistar serves more of SE PA...
Is it the Drexel Hill/Delaware County, PA IntelliStar?
No Aston/West Chester PA
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 04, 2008, 10:37:27 PM
Really, in Delaware? I figured Wilmington would have their own Star. West Chester is pretty far away.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 04, 2008, 10:43:43 PM
They do, they have 2 seperate stars
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on October 05, 2008, 09:51:29 PM
This is odd... at some point last week, the retired-22434 (New Kensington headend) was brought back! This area had been seeing 22420 since mid-2006! Wonder what made Comcast bring it back all of a sudden?

I should also note that this STAR has been reconfigured since it was decommissioned. It still serves the same area, but has a different metro map, as well as different radar cities. The forecast title is now "ALLEGHENY VALLEY AREA" as well.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 05, 2008, 09:53:08 PM
Wow, weird that it's the same ID# too!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on October 05, 2008, 09:54:14 PM
Well, Comcast still had the STAR in its possession, it was just no longer in use. I wonder if other STARs in the area decommissioned at the same time were brought back...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 05, 2008, 10:10:28 PM
My LDL just qued during the LOT8's opener, though the LF played fine after that.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on October 05, 2008, 10:42:56 PM
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVLSR7arszs

Volume's a bit loud. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 06, 2008, 04:10:10 PM
You can soon get Chris Geith's unavailable TWC songs on Broadjam! :thrilled:
http://www.broadjam.com/artists/home.php?artistID=55311
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 06, 2008, 04:11:00 PM
Cool, can't wait to see High Season on it!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 06, 2008, 04:28:54 PM
Cool, can't wait to see High Season on it!
Me too! I want Metropolis and Fast Forward too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on October 06, 2008, 06:42:36 PM
Awesome!!! I can't wait for "Island of a Thousand Dreams", "Metropolis", "High Season", "Fast Forward", "Tales and Legends", and "Good Looks"! :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on October 06, 2008, 09:34:10 PM
This is odd... at some point last week, the retired-22434 (New Kensington headend) was brought back! This area had been seeing 22420 since mid-2006! Wonder what made Comcast bring it back all of a sudden?

I should also note that this STAR has been reconfigured since it was decommissioned. It still serves the same area, but has a different metro map, as well as different radar cities. The forecast title is now "ALLEGHENY VALLEY AREA" as well.
Wow that is odd :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: texasstooge on October 07, 2008, 12:37:58 AM
This is odd... at some point last week, the retired-22434 (New Kensington headend) was brought back! This area had been seeing 22420 since mid-2006! Wonder what made Comcast bring it back all of a sudden?

I should also note that this STAR has been reconfigured since it was decommissioned. It still serves the same area, but has a different metro map, as well as different radar cities. The forecast title is now "ALLEGHENY VALLEY AREA" as well.
Could this mean that IntelliStar #22107 serving the Irving-Grapevine-Coppell areas be brought back into commission? Would be nice though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 07, 2008, 04:48:18 PM
Doubt it, especially since you have a different cable company than him.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 09, 2008, 01:17:42 PM
Do we know if it is Brian Picard who chose what Trammell songs to air on the emergency feed, or was it chosen by someone else?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 09, 2008, 01:24:37 PM
Do we know if it is Brian Picard who chose what Trammell songs to air on the emergency feed, or was it chosen by someone else?

From when I emailed Brian back in May:

Quote from: Brian Picard
We run a backup loop of Trammell Starke songs that play automatically when we experience problems with our automation system.   The songs are from our library of TS cuts, from which I created a loop of about 20 tracks.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 11, 2008, 12:09:15 PM
Is anyone's national audio (including the music) much quieter than the IntelliStar narration?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on October 11, 2008, 12:09:39 PM
Is anyone's national audio (including the music) much quieter than the IntelliStar narration?
I noticed that last night. It's awful.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 11, 2008, 12:25:54 PM
Yes, it's worser on the national feed. The narration for the Lot8s intro is extremely loud then the music fades very quietly during the lf.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Robert on October 11, 2008, 12:30:30 PM
A lot of the audio on TWC has been really odd lately.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on October 11, 2008, 12:52:47 PM
What is wrong with the National IntelliSTAR? :wacko:
It has some BIG TIME cuing issues with the station ID (ignore emulator clip I inserted).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN1m1Rjyl8k&fmt=18
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 11, 2008, 12:58:01 PM
Do you guys think Brian Picard will make a "best of" December 2008 playlist?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Thecoolwriter on October 11, 2008, 01:24:55 PM
I don't know, but he needs to because the playlists so far have been great
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 11, 2008, 01:27:28 PM
He didn't last year, so he probably won't this year either.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 12, 2008, 04:19:26 PM
Cool, can't wait to see High Season on it!
Me too! I want Metropolis and Fast Forward too.
Ugh it's been nearly a week and Chris still didn't upload any new songs <_< Maybe I should email him again...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on October 12, 2008, 04:41:46 PM
Ugh it's been nearly a week and Chris still didn't upload any new songs <_< Maybe I should email him again...
Me? :huh:

EDIT: NM. Chris Geith. :rofl2:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 12, 2008, 04:42:24 PM
:rofl2:

Not you silly, Chris GEITH.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on October 12, 2008, 04:44:58 PM
:rofl2:

Not you silly, Chris GEITH.
Sorry. I'll edit the post, Vic. :( :hmm:

But "UPLOAD was the key word that got me. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 12, 2008, 04:49:07 PM
rofl i dont even know ur email
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on October 12, 2008, 05:39:50 PM
How do you know that Chris will be uploading his unavailable songs to broadjam? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on October 12, 2008, 06:26:57 PM
Speaking of unavailable songs, wasn't Leon Ayers supposed to release "Get Back", aka "Pressing On" this year? :unsure: :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on October 12, 2008, 06:35:13 PM
Speaking of unavailable songs, wasn't Leon Ayers supposed to release "Get Back", aka "Pressing On" this year? :unsure: :huh:
Yeah, he is. I *think* he still plans on releasing it this year, but then again, I haven't talked to him in months.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on October 12, 2008, 06:41:32 PM
Hope he does. I love that song! :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 12, 2008, 07:11:52 PM
Chris sent me an email awhile back after I asked him if GoodLooks was available. Can one of you contact Leon and see if he will release his TWC songs in a new CD? I LOVE "Other Side of Blue" and "On My Own".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 14, 2008, 06:47:20 PM
Interesting someone one iTunes submitted a playlist available for public view called "Great Music futured on The Weather Channel iMix". Interesting I never saw that before. It has 56 songs from artists like Chris Geith, Nick Colionne, Tony Yardley, Derek Harris, max Groove and Fred Gross.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 14, 2008, 08:03:28 PM
iMix? Never heard of that before. Where on iTunes did you find this?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 14, 2008, 08:05:00 PM
Search for "More Than You Think" by Derek Harris on itunes and on the results, on the right side of the page u should see a playlist that says "Great Music featured on the Weather Channel".

Not sure who made it but it could be someone here.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 14, 2008, 08:08:28 PM
I searched for it and didn't see any playlists on there that say "Great Music featured on TWC" :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 14, 2008, 08:09:41 PM
I can post a link to it but IDK how to post an iTunes link.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 14, 2008, 08:11:21 PM
iTunes doesn't use URLs. Can you post a screenshot of what you see?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 14, 2008, 08:17:40 PM
iTunes doesn't use URLs. Can you post a screenshot of what you see?

ok

(http://vicb14.googlepages.com/imix.JPG)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 14, 2008, 08:19:16 PM
Ah, looks like this is something new in iTunes 8, which I don't have. I'll install it now...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 14, 2008, 08:20:02 PM
Ah, looks like this is something new in iTunes 8, which I don't have. I'll install it now...
Nope I've seen this in iTunes 6 as well.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on October 14, 2008, 08:21:20 PM
I've NEVER seen that before. Pretty cool though. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 14, 2008, 08:25:21 PM
here are some more:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 14, 2008, 08:25:46 PM
Nevermind, I found it. B)

Great songs he chose there. I wonder who submitted it? They don't say who submits the playlists.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 14, 2008, 08:38:26 PM
I'm curious too . Maybe that mostpopular87 guy since he made several playlists on IMEEM.x
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on October 15, 2008, 04:47:42 PM
Interesting someone one iTunes submitted a playlist available for public view called "Great Music futured on The Weather Channel iMix". Interesting I never saw that before. It has 56 songs from artists like Chris Geith, Nick Colionne, Tony Yardley, Derek Harris, max Groove and Fred Gross.

That was yours truly who created that iMix that you saw :P  B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 15, 2008, 04:50:03 PM
Good choices you picked! B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 15, 2008, 06:17:30 PM
Interesting someone one iTunes submitted a playlist available for public view called "Great Music futured on The Weather Channel iMix". Interesting I never saw that before. It has 56 songs from artists like Chris Geith, Nick Colionne, Tony Yardley, Derek Harris, max Groove and Fred Gross.

That was yours truly who created that iMix that you saw :P  B)
Wow Chuck i'm very impressed with your choices! They are awesome :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 19, 2008, 08:45:44 PM
I was wondering, who assembles the playlists? Brian Picard or Chris Hoitsma?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 19, 2008, 09:30:40 PM
I was wondering, who assembles the playlists? Brian Picard or Chris Hoitsma?
Brian Picard. He's the music programmer. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 23, 2008, 10:48:24 AM
Today is the one-year anniversary of the IntelliStar version 2 upgrade.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 23, 2008, 06:26:54 PM
Today is the one-year anniversary of the IntelliStar version 2 upgrade.
I remembered. I saw this live on the Wilmington, DE IS. I liked it! I wish the blue font would come back , the black font looks a bit ugly.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on October 23, 2008, 07:14:15 PM
Today is the one-year anniversary of the IntelliStar version 2 upgrade.

Hard to believe its been that long already!  :blink: :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 24, 2008, 01:22:34 AM
So for some reason, my IntelliStar (actually HiRAD) is reporting Light Snow. I just looked out the window, and it's clear.  :thinking: :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on October 24, 2008, 05:45:00 PM
the LF just started up during normal programming.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on October 24, 2008, 05:46:55 PM
Then they aborted the LF about 1:40 into it, and the IS LF LDL cued during commercials.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on October 25, 2008, 04:18:05 PM
If I can eat at my grandmother's on Friday, I might be able to get my tuner over there and record 24629. B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on October 25, 2008, 04:54:16 PM
If I can eat at my grandmother's on Friday, I might be able to get my tuner over there and record 24629. B)
Can't wait to see it!

BTW, will you have DirecTV in your new house in Tampa too?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on October 25, 2008, 04:55:49 PM
If I can eat at my grandmother's on Friday, I might be able to get my tuner over there and record 24629. B)
Can't wait to see it!

BTW, will you have DirecTV in your new house in Tampa too?
:yes: (Damn It! :doh2:)

But when I get enough money, I might personally subscribe to Bright House Networks. And sorry Mike, there's no WeatherSCAN. :( :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on October 27, 2008, 05:18:19 PM
I can't wait to hear the November playlist. So far, the Novembers of every year had excellent playlists. ^_^
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on November 02, 2008, 07:28:57 PM
I do apologize about not getting that IntelliSTAR. :sing:

We had issues with my brother's brakes. :rolleyes:

I told him that they were failing, and he said tht they weren't. :rolleyes:

But then they totally popped off a few days ago. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 02, 2008, 07:37:53 PM
I do apologize about not getting that IntelliSTAR. :sing:

We had issues with my brother's brakes. :rolleyes:

I told him that they were failing, and he said tht they weren't. :rolleyes:

But then they totally popped off a few days ago. :rolleyes:
LOL looks like you're trying to type out the lyrics to a song. :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on November 03, 2008, 06:49:16 AM
Oh why am I hearing "My Dancing Heart"? :sing: :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on November 06, 2008, 09:01:22 PM
DirecTV revealed a new logo during the Station ID. I'll post the video soon. :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on November 06, 2008, 09:43:53 PM
Here's that new logo: :twothumbs:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 06, 2008, 09:45:44 PM
Doesn't look new or different to me...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on November 06, 2008, 09:58:08 PM
Doesn't look new or different to me...
Here it is previously:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 06, 2008, 10:01:18 PM
Looks like they just shrunk a bit to me... :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on November 06, 2008, 10:06:28 PM
Looks like they just shrunk a bit to me... :thinking:
The new one looks shinier if you look closely.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on November 06, 2008, 10:50:32 PM
The one that was on there before was their old company logo. The one thats on there now is the new updated one thats been around for probably a year or two.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 07, 2008, 03:52:48 PM
The font size is different too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 07, 2008, 04:01:35 PM
The one that was on there before was their old company logo. The one thats on there now is the new updated one thats been around for probably a year or two.

That's probably why it didn't seem new. It's not.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 08, 2008, 07:47:36 PM
Would it be possible for a radio station to play unavailable music? If you had a BMI license you can license whatever song you want and air at the local radio station, right?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on November 08, 2008, 08:20:11 PM
Would it be possible for a radio station to play unavailable music? If you had a BMI license you can license whatever song you want and air at the local radio station, right?
Doubt it. Radio stations play available music so listeners can look for it and buy it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on November 08, 2008, 10:00:13 PM
I imagine that would piss off a lot of people.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on November 09, 2008, 06:35:33 AM
I saw this today when I was watching "House".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on November 09, 2008, 09:46:40 AM
House, as in the show with the egotistical ass?  The doctors?  Dr. Lisa Cuddy?

I might just go back and find that....
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on November 09, 2008, 10:24:03 AM
House, as in the show with the egotistical ass?  The doctors?  Dr. Lisa Cuddy?

I might just go back and find that....
That's the one.

It sucks now though. I haven't watched it past the 3rd season, when they fucked up the team of doctors.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on November 09, 2008, 10:28:32 AM
they fucked up the team of doctors.
That's the season that I noticed House was going downhill. <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on November 14, 2008, 08:20:44 PM
For those who have been looking for this Nov 2006 song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcPnccwISOw&feature=email), it's "Tee Time" by Kenny Carr (thanks to tiger12688).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 14, 2008, 08:24:39 PM
For those who have been looking for this Nov 2006 song ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcPnccwISOw&feature=email[/url]), it's "Tee Time" by Kenny Carr (thanks to tiger12688).

Wow thanks! That's a good song, Kenny Carr's music last aired in October 2005.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on November 15, 2008, 12:29:19 PM
Also, this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIH-ayQP_gU), also from Nov 2006 is Turn the Page by Kenny Carr.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on November 15, 2008, 02:20:19 PM
Does anyone know if 4000's today show the haze icon on the regional conditions segment?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 15, 2008, 02:37:54 PM
Does anyone know if 4000's today show the haze icon on the regional conditions segment?
Yeah they do. AFAIK, they haven't removed the haze icons on the 4000
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 22, 2008, 01:06:52 PM
OMG!!!!!!

Chris Geith just signed a record deal with UMG the Universal Music Group. I saw this in his myspace status message :

"Chris Geith signs with Universal Music Group!"

Now all of our Lf clips with his music will be flagged and removed from Youtube. :wall:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on November 22, 2008, 01:12:10 PM
OMG!!!!!!

Chris Geith just signed a record deal with UMG the Universal Music Group. I saw this in his myspace status message :

"Chris Geith signs with Universal Music Group!"

Now all of our Lf clips with his music will be flagged and removed from Youtube. :wall:
What a bunch of :censored:.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 22, 2008, 01:13:59 PM
Not so fast guys. What makes you think your stuff will be removed?

And may I remind you that signing with a major label will make his music easier to get.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 22, 2008, 01:31:15 PM
It is good news, because many of us want his unavailable songs.

The bad part is that UMG forces YT to remove videos with their music because they're too hungry for money. Several members encountered this. Joyce Cooling, Norman Brown, Rippingtons, Joe Sample, David Benoit, Mannheim Stroller, Vince Guaraldi, Bernie Williams, Charlie Parker, etc. There was a huge topic in TWCC about this issue.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 22, 2008, 01:49:59 PM
It is good news, because many of us want his unavailable songs.

The bad part is that UMG forces YT to remove videos with their music because they're too hungry for money. Several members encountered this. Joyce Cooling, Norman Brown, Rippingtons, Joe Sample, David Benoit, Mannheim Stroller, Vince Guaraldi, Bernie Williams, Charlie Parker, etc. There was a huge topic in TWCC about this issue.

The topic, then, was all wrong. Joyce Cooling is on the Narada label, Norman Brown has been on Warner and Motown labels (and only Motown is with Universal), Charlie Parker is on Rhino, Benoit is on GRP, Joe sample is on Warner, Vince Guaraldi is on Fantasy, and Bernie Williams and Rippingtons are both GRP. Only one album from one artist is on a Universal label.

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 22, 2008, 01:56:33 PM
Those record labels all belong to UMG though. My video with Dont Mind if Do by JOyce Cooling was removed. That song was on a Verve label which is part of UMG.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 22, 2008, 01:58:02 PM
Check this out:

http://new.umusic.com/labels.aspx?Group=1 (http://new.umusic.com/labels.aspx?Group=1)

Those labels are NOT repeat NOT with Universal.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 22, 2008, 02:02:00 PM
Then, how did mine and several others get their clips get removed? UMG claimed the copyright on all of those videos with music from those respective artists based on the YT notices.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 22, 2008, 02:04:01 PM
I don't know, but you can clearly see that those are not UMG groups.  ;)

I'm guessing that no one at TWCC did any research to figure this out?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 22, 2008, 02:07:21 PM
Those labels are affiliated with UMG. Motown and Verve are smaller record labels belonging to UMG. UMG is the parent company and owns these labels.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 22, 2008, 02:22:19 PM
So your still going to try to argue with me, after looking at UMG's groups and seeing that those are NOT there?  :pinch:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 22, 2008, 02:35:11 PM
Verve is its own entity, just like UMG. Its called Verve Music Group. Under it are the Verve and GRP labels. I told you it was not part of UMG.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on November 22, 2008, 03:49:22 PM
The topic, then, was all wrong. Joyce Cooling is on the Narada label, Norman Brown has been on Warner and Motown labels (and only Motown is with Universal), Charlie Parker is on Rhino, Benoit is on GRP, Joe Sample is on Warner, Vince Guaraldi is on Fantasy, and Bernie Williams and Rippingtons are both GRP. Only one album from one artist is on a Universal label.
Interesting, because I got a copyright notice on YT for a Joe Sample song posted at it was from UMG, not Warner. I wonder why UMG claimed it instead of Warner. :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on November 22, 2008, 04:08:11 PM
The topic, then, was all wrong. Joyce Cooling is on the Narada label, Norman Brown has been on Warner and Motown labels (and only Motown is with Universal), Charlie Parker is on Rhino, Benoit is on GRP, Joe Sample is on Warner, Vince Guaraldi is on Fantasy, and Bernie Williams and Rippingtons are both GRP. Only one album from one artist is on a Universal label.
Interesting, because I got a copyright notice on YT for a Joe Sample song posted at it was from UMG, not Warner. I wonder why UMG claimed it instead of Warner. :huh:


I don't know. That's very puzzling indeed.  :thinking:

I'll say it again. You all can argue with me all you want, but the information is right there in front of your faces. I didn't make this up. I'm just passing along my findings on THEIR website.

All you have to do is go to Amazon and look up an album. Each listing tells you what label its on.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on November 25, 2008, 05:18:50 PM
Looks like another TWC artist is dead. It's Johnny Young, whose song "Hot Shot" is airing on this month's overnight. It's kinda funny because that song was recently added to the BMI repertoire. :huh:
http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2008/apr/21/news/chi-hed-young-21-apr21
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 02, 2008, 10:09:18 PM
Did the orange text on the black LDL (for severe wx watches) always exist since the IntelliStar's debut? Because I don't recall ever seeing this on mine until mid 2005.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 02, 2008, 10:10:15 PM
No, it did not exist until the 2005 relaunch. Or some point close to it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 02, 2008, 10:12:41 PM
This clip from April 2005 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed)) has the orange text on it, so it has to be from then. I know I've been under severe weather watches in Summer 2004 and I can't recall seeing this. Maybe it was the Sept 2004 update? The first time I saw this on my Star was Summer 2005.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 02, 2008, 11:59:18 PM
This clip from April 2005 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed[/url])) has the orange text on it, so it has to be from then. I know I've been under severe weather watches in Summer 2004 and I can't recall seeing this. Maybe it was the Sept 2004 update? The first time I saw this on my Star was Summer 2005.


I don't think it was the September 2004 update. I'm 95% sure that the orange text was not around anytime before 2005.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on December 04, 2008, 10:16:21 PM
This clip from April 2005 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed[/url])) has the orange text on it, so it has to be from then. I know I've been under severe weather watches in Summer 2004 and I can't recall seeing this. Maybe it was the Sept 2004 update? The first time I saw this on my Star was Summer 2005.


I thought I remember seeing that orange text during severe weather on my IS in 2004, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 04, 2008, 10:26:59 PM
This clip from April 2005 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fy9TY2u3Oo#noexternalembed[/url])) has the orange text on it, so it has to be from then. I know I've been under severe weather watches in Summer 2004 and I can't recall seeing this. Maybe it was the Sept 2004 update? The first time I saw this on my Star was Summer 2005.


I thought I remember seeing that orange text during severe weather on my IS in 2004, but I could be wrong.


You are. It hasn't been around that long.  :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 06, 2008, 12:22:23 PM
Does anyone have a video of the current station ID screen without any logos that could be used in my emulations?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on December 06, 2008, 12:27:58 PM
Does anyone have a video of the current station ID screen without any logos that could be used in my emulations?
If I can get to it, I'll crop the HD feed on my reciever and record it. :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 06, 2008, 12:35:00 PM
Does anyone have a video of the current station ID screen without any logos that could be used in my emulations?
If I can get to it, I'll crop the HD feed on my reciever and record it. :biggrin:
That'd be great! Thanks Chris! :worship:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on December 06, 2008, 04:40:10 PM
Does anyone have a video of the current station ID screen without any logos that could be used in my emulations?
If I can get to it, I'll crop the HD feed on my reciever and record it. :biggrin:
That'd be great! Thanks Chris! :worship:
Here you go, Derek. B)

And other members may use this, too. :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Robert on December 06, 2008, 06:06:03 PM
Thanks Chris! B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 06, 2008, 06:51:32 PM
Does anyone have a video of the current station ID screen without any logos that could be used in my emulations?
If I can get to it, I'll crop the HD feed on my reciever and record it. :biggrin:
That'd be great! Thanks Chris! :worship:
Here you go, Derek. B)

And other members may use this, too. :biggrin:

Its not yours to dictate who can use it.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 06, 2008, 09:45:11 PM
Out of curiousity, has anyone tried messaging Timothy Bright/Dover for "December Snow" on myspace? :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 06, 2008, 09:57:38 PM
I hope so. If not, I hope someone will. I'd really like to have that song!  :yes:

BTW, shouldn't this be in the classic section of the forum? :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 06, 2008, 09:58:56 PM
I hope so. If not, I hope someone will. I'd really like to have that song!  :yes:

BTW, shouldn't this be in the classic section of the forum? :thinking:
Well, I just messaged him. :happy: I'll let y'all know what happens!

Oh, you're right, it should be. My bad.. :pinch:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 06, 2008, 09:59:43 PM
I hope so. If not, I hope someone will. I'd really like to have that song!  :yes:

BTW, shouldn't this be in the classic section of the forum? :thinking:
Well, I just messaged him. :happy: I'll let y'all know what happens!

Oh, you're right, it should be. My bad.. :pinch:

Can't wait! I hope he replies in a somewhat timely fashion.  :D

No worries. No harm done.  B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 12, 2008, 11:01:20 AM
So, I just got back from the thrift sotre, and while I was there I picked up Bernie Williams' "The Journey Within" CD for just $1.40!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 12, 2008, 11:06:00 AM
Bernie is going to try and play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic this spring.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 13, 2008, 01:33:54 PM
When will the christmas playlist  start? This following week?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on December 13, 2008, 01:36:53 PM
When will the christmas playlist  start? This following week?
More than likely the 17th like last year. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 13, 2008, 01:49:48 PM
They always start on the 17th?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on December 13, 2008, 01:53:04 PM
They always start on the 17th?
Well, when I tuned in last year, the earliest I heard the Xmas music was on the 17th. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 13, 2008, 01:53:33 PM
Yes, since 1999 the holiday playlist has always started a week before Christmas.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 13, 2008, 01:56:39 PM
Sweet it will start on Wed :D
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on December 18, 2008, 06:56:17 PM
Intellistar kicks in at 6:55pm (the :48 flavor)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on December 18, 2008, 06:57:13 PM
Did anyone see the LOT8's sponsor? :lol:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on December 18, 2008, 11:39:36 PM
My IS is playing during commercials, it cued at 11:36pm EST while Paul Goodloe was finishing his segment in the West.

(It's playing at it's normal time at 11:38pm now.)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWC015 on December 19, 2008, 02:25:34 PM
My WeatherSTAR 4000 was in a continuous loop with no music for about 10 minutes. It showed travel forecast and other screens not normally seen. Here is a clip of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZX3ecBNkU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZX3ecBNkU)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 19, 2008, 02:29:50 PM
Oh.  My.  God.

(http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/3707/travel4000gu9.png)

...and there's a text-based Almanac in there, too!!!!!!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on December 19, 2008, 03:29:32 PM
My WeatherSTAR 4000 was in a continuous loop with no music for about 10 minutes. It showed travel forecast and other screens not normally seen. Here is a clip of it. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZX3ecBNkU[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZX3ecBNkU[/url])

OMG, that just made my day! I was having a very crappy one, but now I feel better.  :happy:

Looks like it's running the old (1990-November 1992) J flavor, but with the old Almanac in place of the 30 Day Outlook (probably because the Outlook data is unavailable).

And it's nice to see the TCF again.  :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 19, 2008, 03:41:40 PM
Wow, that IS a day maker! Thanks for posting that!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 19, 2008, 06:31:53 PM
Does anyone have a late-90's backup Travel Cities Forecast?  I think I have found a fairly big 4000 TCF change.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on December 19, 2008, 06:50:27 PM
Does anyone have a late-90's backup Travel Cities Forecast?  I think I have found a fairly big 4000 TCF change.

Dan's got two on his site (http://twcdan.com/localforecastsegments.html)...

http://twcdan.com/videos/2q98/mid%20may%201998%202.html (http://twcdan.com/videos/2q98/mid%20may%201998%202.html)
http://twcdan.com/videos/2q98/mid%20may%201998.html (http://twcdan.com/videos/2q98/mid%20may%201998.html).


Denver -> Denver Int'l
Detroit -> Detroit Metro
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 19, 2008, 06:52:26 PM
Whoa, how long has the TCF said 'Denver Int'l' and 'Detroit Metro'??! :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 19, 2008, 06:52:57 PM
What have you found, Matt?  :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on December 19, 2008, 06:54:05 PM
What have you found, Matt?  :thinking:
There are at least two cities that have slightly changed (see my post above).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 19, 2008, 06:55:05 PM
Hmmm...that's interesting. But doesn't seem like the "fairly big" change Matt mentioned... :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 19, 2008, 06:56:18 PM
What Billy and Derek said.

Considering the 4000 hasn't had a single change since the image change...yeah, I'd call it a fairly big change.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 19, 2008, 07:18:36 PM
I agree that its big in terms of how long its been since the last update. But the actual change itself...not big.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on December 19, 2008, 09:24:29 PM
Actually, there were some changes relating to weather bulletin displays and formatting in 2002 and headend ID changes in 2005.

I've added information on this to Wikipedia, as this is rather major.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 19, 2008, 10:23:00 PM
I can't understand why the addition of two words to the TCF is major. The addition of a city to the TCF-major. The removal of a city from the TCF-major. A change to the look of the TCf-definitely major. But a small tweak to the names of a couple of cities? Not major.  :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWC015 on December 19, 2008, 10:43:55 PM
During the loop of the WeatherSTAR 4000, the channel also had excess static. I don't know if this is of importance but I just wanted to inform all of you.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 20, 2008, 10:58:27 AM
I can't understand why the addition of two words to the TCF is major. The addition of a city to the TCF-major. The removal of a city from the TCF-major. A change to the look of the TCf-definitely major. But a small tweak to the names of a couple of cities? Not major.  :no:
Well, considering someone updated a product that is never seen...

What's more surprising is that TCF data is still sent to those STARs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on December 20, 2008, 02:23:10 PM
I can't understand why the addition of two words to the TCF is major. The addition of a city to the TCF-major. The removal of a city from the TCF-major. A change to the look of the TCf-definitely major. But a small tweak to the names of a couple of cities? Not major.  :no:
Well, considering someone updated a product that is never seen...

What's more surprising is that TCF data is still sent to those STARs.

I still don't think that makes it any bigger.  :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on December 27, 2008, 05:18:24 PM
Is there anyone who can see if this IntelliStar has weird flavors? :unsure:
Thanks to shaneomac1986 for capturing. B)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LfT7M1cfaw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LfT7M1cfaw)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on December 27, 2008, 08:30:13 PM
Was anyone just watching at 8:28 PM EST?

I really liked the song, wouldn't mind an ID!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 27, 2008, 09:01:42 PM
Was anyone just watching at 8:28 PM EST?

I really liked the song, wouldn't mind an ID!
Not sure but you can look at my primetime clips for an ID.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on December 27, 2008, 09:07:47 PM
Looks like the control isn't cuing the STARs at all...no Locals and no LDLs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on December 27, 2008, 09:09:27 PM
same here.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on December 27, 2008, 09:16:26 PM
I've seen this for over an hour now...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on December 27, 2008, 09:17:10 PM
Vic, do you have a link?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 27, 2008, 09:32:50 PM
Vic, do you have a link?
I'm too lazy to post all 10 links. :P What instruments are in it?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on December 27, 2008, 09:41:28 PM
Vic, do you have a link?
I'm too lazy to post all 10 links. :P What instruments are in it?
Oh nevermind, I thought you had a playlist on YouTube..
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 27, 2008, 09:43:03 PM
Vic, do you have a link?
I'm too lazy to post all 10 links. :P What instruments are in it?
Oh nevermind, I thought you had a playlist on YouTube..
I do, I have all 10 primetime songs in the list recorded and uploaded

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 27, 2008, 10:40:36 PM
Ky, did the song air at :08 past? If so, its "Fireworks" by Moby.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on December 28, 2008, 10:16:10 PM
Is there anyone who can see if this IntelliStar has weird flavors? :unsure:
Thanks to shaneomac1986 for capturing. B)

(video) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LfT7M1cfaw[/url])
Wow, 68 mph on the traffic flow? That's high, my traffic routes never report any higher than 55 mph, even on the rural parts of I-295.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxmancanada on December 29, 2008, 01:24:05 PM
Just so you know, I found the song Vic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLtpsqjEGOw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLtpsqjEGOw)

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 29, 2008, 01:34:49 PM
Pat Metheny's "Follow Me" , nice choice haha.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on December 30, 2008, 11:40:17 PM
New Boney James CD coming out in Feb 09:
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7804180 (http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7804180)

Sounds good!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 31, 2008, 06:34:22 PM
I noticed the strangest thing today. I was watching my intellistar this morning, and the radar was shifted a little more to the southwest with some different cities, and the cities on the 8-city observation list were also different. But then during the next LF, it reverted back to the normal configuration. I wonder what happened... :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: texasstooge on December 31, 2008, 06:42:17 PM
I noticed the strangest thing today. I was watching my intellistar this morning, and the radar was shifted a little more to the southwest with some different cities, and the cities on the 8-city observation list were also different. But then during the next LF, it reverted back to the normal configuration. I wonder what happened... :unsure:
Your cable company might've switched to a back-up IntelliStar until your normal one is fixed. Did you get the Local WX ID's?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 31, 2008, 06:45:52 PM
I noticed the strangest thing today. I was watching my intellistar this morning, and the radar was shifted a little more to the southwest with some different cities, and the cities on the 8-city observation list were also different. But then during the next LF, it reverted back to the normal configuration. I wonder what happened... :unsure:
Your cable company might've switched to a back-up IntelliStar until your normal one is fixed. Did you get the Local WX ID's?
It was really early in the morning, and I don't really pay attention to the IDs. But IIRC, the CC city was the same (Santa Cruz), just the 8 city list and the radar were different. But I do recall seeing a slightly different intellistar similar to this one while at a nearby hotel less than a mile away, so maybe you're right. This is the first time I've ever seen this happen. :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: texasstooge on December 31, 2008, 06:50:39 PM
I noticed the strangest thing today. I was watching my intellistar this morning, and the radar was shifted a little more to the southwest with some different cities, and the cities on the 8-city observation list were also different. But then during the next LF, it reverted back to the normal configuration. I wonder what happened... :unsure:
Your cable company might've switched to a back-up IntelliStar until your normal one is fixed. Did you get the Local WX ID's?
It was really early in the morning, and I don't really pay attention to the IDs. But IIRC, the CC city was the same (Santa Cruz), just the 8 city list and the radar were different. But I do recall seeing a slightly different intellistar similar to this one while at a nearby hotel less than a mile away, so maybe you're right. This is the first time I've ever seen this happen. :blink:
I've had a similar situation in late 2005 when I saw the forecast for Flower Mound-Lewisville (#22110). Luckily, it only lasted a week as my area's former IntelliStar (#22107) was being repaired.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on December 31, 2008, 06:55:03 PM
Wow, mine didn't last that long. It lasted only 1 LF. I wonder if anyone here has been lucky enough to be switched to a neighboring XL, 4000, or jr while their intellistar was repaired. :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: texasstooge on December 31, 2008, 07:00:06 PM
Wow, mine didn't last that long. It lasted only 1 LF. I wonder if anyone here has been lucky enough to be switched to a neighboring XL, 4000, or jr while their intellistar was repaired. :thinking:
Unless they don't have TrafficPulse, I highly doubt it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2009, 12:46:17 PM
I don't understand why my city doesn't have Traffic Pulse on the IS. We're part of the Philly area, and every other city in South Jersey has Traffic Pulse from Philly. I mean, I don't like the extra narration on Intellistars with traffic pulse but it could be quite useful here since everyone commutes to/back from Philadelphia. Also some towns just 10 miles north of us, have Traffic Pulse on their Intellistar but it is based out of New York. :huh:  Ocean County NJ is part of the NY metro area though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 01, 2009, 12:50:24 PM
Yeah, I never understood why you don't get traffic. Belmar's IntelliStar gets traffic from NYC, and the distance from Belmar to NYC is nearly the same if not farther than the distance from Atlantic City to Philly. Even the IntelliStar/Weatherscan in northern Delaware don't seem to get traffic, either.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2009, 12:56:43 PM
Barnegat, NJ gets traffic pulse from New York. Although it's a heck lot closer to Philly.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 01, 2009, 04:12:20 PM
Wow, mine didn't last that long. It lasted only 1 LF. I wonder if anyone here has been lucky enough to be switched to a neighboring XL, 4000, or jr while their intellistar was repaired. :thinking:
Yeah, it's happened before. Back in early 2006, someone in the Boston area temporarily had a neighboring XL for a few hours.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 01, 2009, 05:18:14 PM
I hope the January playlist starts tomorrow. Time to hear some new songs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on January 01, 2009, 05:31:03 PM
I never hear or heard any trammell songs on the LF here at Toledo, Ohio.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 01, 2009, 06:25:44 PM
STAR rolled at 6:25.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on January 01, 2009, 07:25:18 PM
well, an interesting night at TWC I suppose
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 02, 2009, 12:29:19 PM
Strange that the January playlist hasn't started yet. Lately they've been so good at starting them on the first day of the month. I guess we'll have to wait until Monday at this point.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 02, 2009, 12:40:51 PM
Strange that the January playlist hasn't started yet. Lately they've been so good at starting them on the first day of the month. I guess we'll have to wait until Monday at this point.
I've noticed a pattern though. The Jan playlists of the past years always start on a Sunday and never on the 1st..I remembered:

2006- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 8th
2007- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 7th
2008- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 6th
2009- most likely on Sunday the 4th based on the previous years. I hope it doesn't start on Monday...I have school.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 02, 2009, 01:04:07 PM
I think the reason why they let December playlist stay on the air until a few days after New Years is because it's only heard for about 2-3 weeks in December (because of the holiday playlist).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 02, 2009, 01:12:53 PM
Has anyone seen Freezing Drizzle on their 7 day outlook before?  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on January 04, 2009, 05:27:36 AM
Strange that the January playlist hasn't started yet. Lately they've been so good at starting them on the first day of the month. I guess we'll have to wait until Monday at this point.
I've noticed a pattern though. The Jan playlists of the past years always start on a Sunday and never on the 1st..I remembered:

2006- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 8th
2007- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 7th
2008- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 6th
2009- most likely on Sunday the 4th based on the previous years. I hope it doesn't start on Monday...I have school.
Today's 01/04. However, the Jan 09 playlist hasn't started, though.  <_< I'm still hearing the Dec 08 playlist. I really want that playlist to end Already. I want to hear to some new songs already. (Today's Sunday, BTW.)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on January 04, 2009, 08:07:47 AM
Has anyone seen Freezing Drizzle on their 7 day outlook before?  :unsure:

I have.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 04, 2009, 12:14:00 PM
Strange that the January playlist hasn't started yet. Lately they've been so good at starting them on the first day of the month. I guess we'll have to wait until Monday at this point.
I've noticed a pattern though. The Jan playlists of the past years always start on a Sunday and never on the 1st..I remembered:

2006- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 8th
2007- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 7th
2008- Jan playlist started on Sunday the 6th
2009- most likely on Sunday the 4th based on the previous years. I hope it doesn't start on Monday...I have school.
Today's 01/04. However, the Jan 09 playlist hasn't started, though.  <_< I'm still hearing the Dec 08 playlist. I really want that playlist to end Already. I want to hear to some new songs already. (Today's Sunday, BTW.)
I know. I would've expected the list to start today. <_< It also doesn't surprise me if TWC went back to bi-monthly or quarterly playlists given TWC's state and the economy.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 04, 2009, 06:59:31 PM
Blank I.D screen at 6:57PM EST
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on January 04, 2009, 07:44:41 PM
alright, who is in charge of cuing the LF, because whoever it is sucks at their job...end of story.

seriously within a control room full of people, it takes over an hour to fix an overlapping LF?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 04, 2009, 11:49:33 PM
Istar cues at 11:46pm et then cuts to commercial for a min then cuts to extended forecast and traffic then resets to the k flavor at 11:48pm et
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 05, 2009, 01:42:05 PM
looks like we have to wait even longer for the January playlist to start. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 05, 2009, 04:32:56 PM
Alright if the playlist doesn't start anytime this week, someone's gotta email Brian...If it doesn't start then either there's no Jan playlist or TWC might be reinstating bimonthly/quartly playlists
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on January 05, 2009, 05:48:09 PM
Last night, I tune to TWC and see The Week Ahead and hear commercial audio. Then the LF starts over again.

It was a mess...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 06, 2009, 09:10:58 PM
At 8:18pm Et, Nyc reported rain/sleet. i got video of this!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on January 10, 2009, 11:28:19 PM
Yeah...rain and sleet is one of the rarer (but still existing) conditions. It's in the XL icons and QuickCast.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on January 11, 2009, 12:02:34 AM
Just saw an odd observation on my IntelliStar's CC screen: Light Freezing Rain and Fog.

 :blink:

It was using the Freezing Rain icon.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 11, 2009, 12:32:39 AM
Earlier today I saw "Light Snow and Sleet" being reported. It used the light snow icon.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 11, 2009, 12:43:48 AM
I've seen freezing drizzle. That's an odd condition.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on January 11, 2009, 12:35:59 PM
Just saw an odd observation on my IntelliStar's CC screen: Light Freezing Rain and Fog.

 :blink:

It was using the Freezing Rain icon.

I saw that yesterday, as well as Snow & Fog too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 12, 2009, 04:56:21 PM
Alright gumshoes, need some help.  My local weather channel added something like 20 songs to their rotation, and the song attached sounds awfully familiar...I think it was used on the Locals very recently.  I didn't get the recording quick enough, so this is the back end of the song...maybe someone can ID it just from this.

Warning...turn your volume down a little when listening.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on January 12, 2009, 07:12:09 PM
I could be wrong, but I REALLY think that's Dave Koz.  :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 12, 2009, 08:46:31 PM
That's "Groovity" by CC Gilmore, aka "Groove For Al" by Incognito. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 13, 2009, 08:54:23 AM
Has it been used on the Locals?  I've been looking and can't find it...but I could swear it was.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on January 13, 2009, 10:16:31 AM
Has it been used on the Locals?  I've been looking and can't find it...but I could swear it was.
Yep. April 2008.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 13, 2009, 10:18:37 AM
Cool gang, thanks!  I know many of the pieces are stock (they sound super generic)...I'm just waiting for a confirmed Network Music piece to show up.   :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on January 13, 2009, 06:26:40 PM
Has it been used on the Locals?  I've been looking and can't find it...but I could swear it was.

Yep, it was. It was used in April 2008. :yes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-5RW3TZX_I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-5RW3TZX_I)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 16, 2009, 07:10:19 PM
lol there's a song called "Local on the 8s" by Greg Witt from the album Smooth Jazz Rock. The song It wa You was used in October's but not that one. Can't say I heard a jazz song with a lot8s beat.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 23, 2009, 01:08:19 PM
I found this on a google search....profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=65340580

idk if this artist has music that aired on the weather channel but would they be responsible for composing any april or feb 2007 songs?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on January 23, 2009, 11:19:06 PM
Would anyone still like my video from March 2008 of Trade Winds by Eddie Reasoner? There is some skipping though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 24, 2009, 10:06:55 AM
Would anyone still like my video from March 2008 of Trade Winds by Eddie Reasoner? There is some skipping though.

If you want to show it i will watch it  :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on January 27, 2009, 06:34:08 PM
Does anyone know the exact date the narration for the "Incidents & construction impacting our area" page was discontinued, so I can edit the wikipedia article?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on January 28, 2009, 09:07:28 PM
my star is frozen on the LF Screen, and has been since 7:40.

its been awhile since i've seen the SA Star malfunction.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on January 28, 2009, 09:08:47 PM
Does anyone know the exact date the narration for the "Incidents & construction impacting our area" page was discontinued, so I can edit the wikipedia article?

it never was discontinued. i get that narration til this very day.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on January 28, 2009, 09:20:47 PM
Yeah, there are still a few that carry this for some reason. The Orlando Star has also had the narration for all three traffic screens since 2007. Here, it was discontiued sometime in early January 2006 IIRC.

Maybe the reason why these STARs still have the traffic incidents/traffic flow narration is because of the fact that the traffic overview map isn't available for those locations.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on January 28, 2009, 09:48:22 PM
Yeah, there are still a few that carry this for some reason. The Orlando Star has also had the narration for all three traffic screens since 2007. Here, it was discontiued sometime in early January 2006 IIRC.

Maybe the reason why these STARs still have the traffic incidents/traffic flow narration is because of the fact that the traffic overview map isn't available for those locations.

well i thought the overview maps were pulled for maintenance, have some ISTARs gotten them back?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on January 28, 2009, 09:58:58 PM
Maybe the reason why these STARs still have the traffic incidents/traffic flow narration is because of the fact that the traffic overview map isn't available for those locations.
That's exactly the reason. Locations with overview maps only get overview narration. Headends without the overview map get narration for the traffic flow and incident pages.



well i thought the overview maps were pulled for maintenance, have some ISTARs gotten them back?
They were pulled out of the majority of markets because the maps didn't have enough digital data, making them less accurate. They only remained in major markets - NYC, DC, LA, MSP, DFW, San Francisco/Oakland, Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Houston, Boston, Seattle, Tampa, Philadelphia, and a few others.

Some of the markets where the maps were removed include - San Antonio, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Nashville, Providence RI, Richmond VA, Hartford CT, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Louisville, etc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on January 28, 2009, 11:30:11 PM
Maybe the reason why these STARs still have the traffic incidents/traffic flow narration is because of the fact that the traffic overview map isn't available for those locations.
That's exactly the reason. Locations with overview maps only get overview narration. Headends without the overview map get narration for the traffic flow and incident pages.



well i thought the overview maps were pulled for maintenance, have some ISTARs gotten them back?
They were pulled out of the majority of markets because the maps didn't have enough digital data, making them less accurate. They only remained in major markets - NYC, DC, LA, MSP, DFW, San Francisco/Oakland, Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Houston, Boston, Seattle, Tampa, Philadelphia, and a few others.

Some of the markets where the maps were removed include - San Antonio, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Nashville, Providence RI, Richmond VA, Hartford CT, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Louisville, etc.

so basically we're not gettin them back? well that sucks. i liked the overview maps.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on January 29, 2009, 07:58:09 AM
Maybe the reason why these STARs still have the traffic incidents/traffic flow narration is because of the fact that the traffic overview map isn't available for those locations.
That's exactly the reason. Locations with overview maps only get overview narration. Headends without the overview map get narration for the traffic flow and incident pages.



well i thought the overview maps were pulled for maintenance, have some ISTARs gotten them back?
They were pulled out of the majority of markets because the maps didn't have enough digital data, making them less accurate. They only remained in major markets - NYC, DC, LA, MSP, DFW, San Francisco/Oakland, Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Houston, Boston, Seattle, Tampa, Philadelphia, and a few others.

Some of the markets where the maps were removed include - San Antonio, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Nashville, Providence RI, Richmond VA, Hartford CT, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Louisville, etc.

so basically we're not gettin them back? well that sucks. i liked the overview maps.

Once Traffic Pulse adds more digital routes to your market, then you'll get it back. But I don't know when that will be. However, they're constantly expanding. They add roads here all the time.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on January 29, 2009, 08:58:46 AM
Phoenix needs to lose its map...a major section of freeway is missing from our maps because ADOT built it in the last five years. And the one section of that ENTIRE freeway (practically) never has data.

Data is sufficient for every other highway, though, but it's a gaping hole.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on January 29, 2009, 09:18:02 AM
I have the Providence Traffic overview map and Route 495,and RI route 4 are unavailable
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 08, 2009, 06:24:09 PM
Today I saw a TWC ad scrolling on my IntelliStar. :blink: That's the first non-local ad crawl I've seen on it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on February 08, 2009, 06:31:14 PM
What for?  Mine has rolled recently a super short, super generic "Watch TWC in HD" scroll (and we don't even get TWC|HD!).

Also, one for getting your flu shot.  If you didn't get one yet (and you wanted one), you fail.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 08, 2009, 06:32:06 PM
It said "Get picture perfect weather with The Weather Channel HD."
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on February 08, 2009, 06:52:35 PM
Today I saw a TWC ad scrolling on my IntelliStar. :blink: That's the first non-local ad crawl I've seen on it.
Nothing new. I remember seeing on before Epic Conditions premiered. Also, for TWC-HD, and now, just today, for the Storm Stories comeback.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 08, 2009, 07:02:52 PM
I know it isn't new, but it's the first I've seen it on my Intelistar. There must be fewer local crawls in the system than there usually is, resulting in the TWC ads to show.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 08, 2009, 07:58:07 PM
I saw one of those TWC HD crawls on my IS the other day.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on February 08, 2009, 08:39:09 PM
So did I. Heh. I was like "wtf" when I saw it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on February 09, 2009, 04:30:29 PM
Maybe TWC programmed it on all STARs.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on February 09, 2009, 09:10:40 PM
When did they update the L Bar during special programming? It's pretty neat.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on February 09, 2009, 09:17:25 PM
When did they update the L Bar during special programming? It's pretty neat.
December 12, 2008.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on February 11, 2009, 08:58:16 AM
We're getting that TWC HD crawl. That exact same one has popped up on Weatherscan, so I'm thinking that the IS web crawl system inserts it automatically or if TWC is putting out an override.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 11, 2009, 10:15:26 PM
Does anyone know what the difference is (in meaning) of these two icons?
(http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/AMClouds.png)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on February 11, 2009, 10:17:16 PM
Does anyone know what the difference is (in meaning) of these two icons?
([url]http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/AMClouds.png[/url])
They're both AM clouds, PM sun, but the one on the left was used more on the maps on TWC for Partly Cloudy, iirc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 11, 2009, 11:38:55 PM
That's what I thought. Thanks for the help! :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on February 16, 2009, 07:59:50 AM
There is some weird amazonic like music playing on my LF. :blink: :wacko:

EDIT: The music stopped when the 7 day segment came up.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 16, 2009, 04:37:15 PM
For those of you looking for Norman Fisks Back Door Jam, Against the Tide, Mood Swing (all from last month) and his past TWC songs, you can download them for free here, and I checked its legal. :D I actually found this from just googling "Norman Fisk Back Door Jam" so if you were looking for his recent music, you might've came across the link.
http://www.jamesrury.com/music.html (http://www.jamesrury.com/music.html)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on February 16, 2009, 05:39:53 PM
Does anyone know what the difference is (in meaning) of these two icons?
([url]http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/AMClouds.png[/url])
They're both AM clouds, PM sun, but the one on the left was used more on the maps on TWC for Partly Cloudy, iirc.
I can't see any pictures, but I'm assuming he's referring to the two AM clouds icons, the one with the cloud on the upper left and one with the cloud on lower left part of the sun. The first one (upper left) was used on the XL, and the early days of the Weatherscan IntelliStar. The second one debuted sometime in late 2002 on the national broadcasts. As Jesse stated, it was also used as a Partly Cloudy icon on national broadcasts from 2002-2003, except without the AM indicator of course.

The newer AM clouds icon debuted on the local forecasts on the IntelliStar in 2004, and the Weatherscan IntelliStar started using it too several months later on the extended forecast (the older version was still used on the regional maps however, until the icons upgrade in late 2006). The domestic XL still uses the older AM clouds icon to this day.

There was also an even older version of the AM clouds icon on the national broadcasts that looked similar to the mostly cloudy icon. They stopped using that in 2001 or 2002.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on February 16, 2009, 10:51:11 PM
There is some weird amazonic like music playing on my LF. :blink: :wacko:

EDIT: The music stopped when the 7 day segment came up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvPcsjVtcg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvPcsjVtcg)
 :blink:

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on February 16, 2009, 11:15:36 PM
There is some weird amazonic like music playing on my LF. :blink: :wacko:

EDIT: The music stopped when the 7 day segment came up.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvPcsjVtcg[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvPcsjVtcg[/url])
 :blink:


That's exactly what I hear this morning Martin, I thought I was hearing things at first, thanks for uploading it.  :thumbsup: Thinking about it now it sounds like something coming out of an old horror movie. :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on February 17, 2009, 11:26:09 AM
There is some weird amazonic like music playing on my LF. :blink: :wacko:

EDIT: The music stopped when the 7 day segment came up.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvPcsjVtcg[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXvPcsjVtcg[/url])
 :blink:


Might be a march playlist or October Playlist preview  :o
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on February 18, 2009, 07:46:23 AM
I don't know what is going on, but something is wrong with my intellistar. The screen is black, with just the LDL running non-stop, except for two commercials that play twice an hour. After the second commercial is over, the screen goes back to black with the LDL, but the LDL just pops up without appearing effects. Is this just a  problem with my intellistar unit or is it happening anywhere else?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on February 18, 2009, 12:12:52 PM
Your Intellistar is not receiving the feed from TWC; the two ads you're seeing are the local ads that are inserted above the Intellistar by the cable company. I suggest calling them and explaining the problem.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on February 20, 2009, 07:00:50 PM
Black Intellistar Traffic map at 6:59pm et
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 21, 2009, 11:49:56 AM
I swear that one of the unknown April 2007 songs is on CD Baby....over the next few weeks I will sampling every song from every smooth jazz album in the site. Sounds dumb...but I believe in miracles
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on February 21, 2009, 12:11:43 PM
Your Intellistar is not receiving the feed from TWC; the two ads you're seeing are the local ads that are inserted above the Intellistar by the cable company. I suggest calling them and explaining the problem.
Yea I had this happen once except with an audio problem. Im surprised someone had not caught it. Well maybe not, the star unit in my area went 2 1/2 days without audio until I bothered to call someone.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 21, 2009, 07:24:24 PM
MAJOR DISCOVERY!!!!

I found "Good Move" by Robbin Scholl on iTunes as "Time to Move" by Baron Brown, Eric Marienthal, Mark Scholl, Power of Two and Wally Minko, type in itunes time to move two debut and you'll find it. The album "Two Debut" also contains other Robbin Scholl songs TWC previously used.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on February 21, 2009, 08:25:04 PM
MAJOR DISCOVERY!!!!

I found "Good Move" by Robbin Scholl on iTunes as "Time to Move" by Baron Brown, Eric Marienthal, Mark Scholl, Power of Two and Wally Minko, type in itunes time to move two debut and you'll find it. The album "Two Debut" also contains other Robbin Scholl songs TWC previously used.
Nice find! :clap:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 22, 2009, 01:07:27 PM
Found the link:
http://cdbaby.com/style/76/all (http://cdbaby.com/style/76/all)

I'm *HOPING" one of the jazz songs I have tested was used in April 2007. Because I just know that the latin song or one of the bluesy guitar songs from April 2007 is in the site.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on February 22, 2009, 01:37:33 PM
Found the link:
[url]http://cdbaby.com/style/76/all[/url] ([url]http://cdbaby.com/style/76/all[/url])

I'm *HOPING" one of the jazz songs I have tested was used in April 2007. Because I just know that the latin song or one of the bluesy guitar songs from April 2007 is in the site.

To make things a little easier, why not got to that page and hit Ctrl + F, and type in some keywords to search for, like "latin", "guitar", "electric guitar", etc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 22, 2009, 01:42:18 PM
Found the link:
[url]http://cdbaby.com/style/76/all[/url] ([url]http://cdbaby.com/style/76/all[/url])

I'm *HOPING" one of the jazz songs I have tested was used in April 2007. Because I just know that the latin song or one of the bluesy guitar songs from April 2007 is in the site.

To make things a little easier, why not got to that page and hit Ctrl + F, and type in some keywords to search for, like "latin", "guitar", "electric guitar", etc.

I could try but the results might not be the same. Like in that page I posted, you can find all of the artists who music was on TWC- Darryl Alexander, mark Barrios, Eldredge Jackson, Johnny Menzano, Funkee Boy, etc..
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on February 24, 2009, 07:51:34 PM
I just saw a Storm Stories ad crawl on my IntelliStar! :blink:

"The Storm is Back and Bigger Than Ever! Catch an All New Season of Storm Stories Tonight at 8pm on The Weather Channel."
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on February 24, 2009, 08:23:20 PM
Crawl number 2 that has to be a national override.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on February 24, 2009, 10:14:01 PM
I just saw a Storm Stories ad crawl on my IntelliStar! :blink:

"The Storm is Back and Bigger Than Ever! Catch an All New Season of Storm Stories Tonight at 8pm on The Weather Channel."
Same here, I saw it earlier.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on February 24, 2009, 10:41:52 PM
Whats with an lf at 10:41? :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on February 24, 2009, 10:42:28 PM
Whats with an lf at 10:41? :blink:
They ran the last segment to :38.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on February 24, 2009, 10:43:01 PM
Well that explains it.  :D
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on February 24, 2009, 10:43:19 PM
Whats with an lf at 10:41? :blink:
They ran the last segment to :38.
Oh thats odd. I changed channels for a bit and didn't notice that
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 25, 2009, 06:13:16 PM
New Patrick Yandall CD. I think it'll be used either next month or in April.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/yandall8 (http://cdbaby.com/cd/yandall8)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on February 25, 2009, 06:49:37 PM
New Patrick Yandall CD. I think it'll be used either next month or in April.
[url]http://cdbaby.com/cd/yandall8[/url] ([url]http://cdbaby.com/cd/yandall8[/url])
Sound cool! 8) My favorite songs in this CD are A New Day, Urban Flight, and If You Love Me, and Do You Feel.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on February 26, 2009, 03:24:09 AM
MAJOR DISCOVERY!!!!

I found "Good Move" by Robbin Scholl on iTunes as "Time to Move" by Baron Brown, Eric Marienthal, Mark Scholl, Power of Two and Wally Minko, type in itunes time to move two debut and you'll find it. The album "Two Debut" also contains other Robbin Scholl songs TWC previously used.


Those CD have been avail. since 2006. Mark Scholl has a site (Google it) I've had those CD's since 2006
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 26, 2009, 03:23:53 PM
I know, you posted a link to Mark Scholl and the Screaming Tigers once but as you know me, I'm interested in downloads. :D :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on February 26, 2009, 05:27:49 PM
It seems as though my Getaway forecast has updated to another city, it removed Great Smokey Mtns. and replaced it with Highland, NC. This is the second city config. change since the graphical IS change in October 2007.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on February 26, 2009, 07:10:05 PM
It seems as though my Getaway forecast has updated to another city, it removed Great Smokey Mtns. and replaced it with Highland, NC. This is the second city config. change since the graphical IS change in October 2007.

that should be happening often, it's about money now...my getaway forecast has been updated numerous times with new cities. some with urls underneath them others, not so much.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 28, 2009, 01:06:14 PM
I saw a new Leon Ayers Jr CD on itunes, "Smooth Jazz Vol 1" but I don't know if any of the songs in that album were used on TWC.  :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on February 28, 2009, 03:15:25 PM
ANOTHER find!!!!

"On the Horizon" by Howard Isaacson from August 2008 overnight is retitled as "Blue Skies" from his album Blue Skies.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/isaacson2 (http://cdbaby.com/cd/isaacson2)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 01, 2009, 01:50:17 PM
I got a HiRAD outage going on right now!  :thrilled:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 01, 2009, 01:51:54 PM
Yep, Hirad is out here too. I betcha hirad is thrown off because of those messed up radar frames. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 01, 2009, 01:55:03 PM
Yep, Hirad is out here too. I betcha hirad is thrown off because of those messed up radar frames. :yes:
Oh yeah, I'm getting that too! Nice to see a legitament report for my local forecast for once!  :bleh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 01, 2009, 01:57:07 PM
Yep, I've got N. Phila Arpt. on my IntelliStar and Weatherscan. Takes me back to pre-2006. :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on March 01, 2009, 02:31:21 PM
Instead of saying Downtown Toledo My IntelliSTAR just says Toledo.

Is something not working? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on March 01, 2009, 02:34:13 PM
Is something not working? :unsure:
HiRAD. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on March 01, 2009, 02:35:48 PM
Is something not working? :unsure:
HiRAD. ;)

Oh.

Some of the radar frames are messed up to.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 01, 2009, 02:39:49 PM
Some of the radar frames are messed up to.
That's likely why they shut down HiRAD, since the HiRAD conditions are based on the color codes on the radars and satellites.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on March 01, 2009, 02:48:30 PM
Does this HiRAD Outage explain to why the Satellite LF's LDL is showing "Unknown Precipitation"? :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on March 01, 2009, 03:00:04 PM
I got this message from TWC on Twitter saying that HiRAD is out due to a communications issue.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 01, 2009, 03:02:47 PM
I got this message from TWC on Twitter saying that HiRAD is out due to a communications issue.
Ah, interesting! Good to know  :lol:

I should enjoy legitament, accurate, and actual observations!  :P (as opposed to guesses from HiRAD)  <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on March 01, 2009, 03:38:42 PM
Here's what's happening to the DISH LF LDL because of this:

(http://g.imagehost.org/0069/0301091428.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 01, 2009, 04:10:42 PM
HiRAD is back at 4:10 PM ET!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 02, 2009, 10:08:30 AM
Is anyone's LDL not showing average high/low temperatures?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on March 02, 2009, 11:01:07 AM
What was the name of the song that played at 10:38am?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 02, 2009, 11:11:58 AM
Is anyone's LDL not showing average high/low temperatures?
Mine is showing them. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 02, 2009, 11:13:49 AM
Yeah, it's back here now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 02, 2009, 11:23:40 AM
What was the name of the song that played at 10:38am?
Give U My Heart by Pieces of a Dream.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on March 02, 2009, 11:42:37 AM
What was the name of the song that played at 10:38am?
Give U My Heart by Pieces of a Dream.

Thanks, that's a good song. :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 02, 2009, 04:02:05 PM
Does anyone know if HiRAD is capable of reporting Blowing Snow? There's been some of that here and I've seen some airport stations reporting blowing snow, but no locations on my IntelliStar are reporting it.  :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 02, 2009, 04:07:37 PM
Does anyone know if HiRAD is capable of reporting Blowing Snow? There's been some of that here and I've seen some airport stations reporting blowing snow, but no locations on my IntelliStar are reporting it.  :hmm:
That's a good question.  :thinking: Sorry, I don't know the answer either :dunno: , but it seems to me like HiRAD is incapable of reporting heavy snow and/or visibilities down below 0.3 miles as well. During recent snows here (and even a heavy sleet event in November) the visibility got down to zero but HiRAD said 0.3 miles.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 02, 2009, 04:08:37 PM
I've seen 0.1 mile reportings on HiRAD before.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 03, 2009, 06:18:49 AM
Once again, my intellistar is not working properly  :dance:

Here is how it looked at 4:58 AM this morning:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYBFyWIBr6w#hq (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYBFyWIBr6w#hq)

And again at 5:08 AM, but with the metro forecast map fixed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efxQ2xoFSJA#hq (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efxQ2xoFSJA#hq)

Notice the terrible line-up and the fact that the regional forecast map goes straight to the week ahead.  :thinking:

Anybody else's doing this?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 03, 2009, 06:46:53 AM
Never mind, problem fixed as of 6:39 AM EST  <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on March 03, 2009, 06:53:54 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but could that have been a beta test to a new flavor? :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 03, 2009, 07:49:00 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but could that have been a beta test to a new flavor? :thinking:
Perhaps it was, but why?  :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on March 04, 2009, 11:51:49 PM
Is anyone else noticing how frequently that "Tomorrow's Promise" by Chris Geith is being played on the local forecast these past several hours?  It seems to be really overplayed lately. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on March 05, 2009, 12:04:06 AM
Is anyone else noticing how frequently that "Tomorrow's Promise" by Chris Geith is being played on the local forecast these past several hours?  It seems to be really overplayed lately. :unsure:
I wish TWC would play every song equally.  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on March 05, 2009, 12:11:59 AM
Is anyone else noticing how frequently that "Tomorrow's Promise" by Chris Geith is being played on the local forecast these past several hours?  It seems to be really overplayed lately. :unsure:
I wish TWC would play every song equally.  :thumbdown:
At least more random playing would be nice.  In just the last hour, I've heard it played at 11:48 PM, 12:08 AM, and again at 12:28 AM.  I like the song overall, but it's going to be milked dry at this rate. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 05, 2009, 12:35:39 PM
No kidding..."Rendezvous" by Eric Marienthal played 5 times within 2 hours. I need the Boney James song "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" and I haven't heard it on TWC 2 night in a row so far.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on March 05, 2009, 02:21:34 PM
Just as I feared, I was only hearing "Tomorrow's Promise" and "Rendezvous" alternating back and forth during the local forecasts.  So, I only heard two unique songs between 11 PM and 1 AM last night.  Something's messed up. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 05, 2009, 02:40:29 PM
Have you heard a song between 11:58am to 12:58am on a 2 min flavour that started with light drum beats then progressed to a light sax? (not talking about euge groove)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on March 05, 2009, 02:42:21 PM
Have you heard a song between 11:58am to 12:58am on a 2 min flavour that started with light drum beats then progressed to a light sax? (not talking about euge groove)
I haven't yet, but I can check later this afternoon if it reappears.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 05, 2009, 02:44:52 PM
Have you heard a song between 11:58am to 12:58am on a 2 min flavour that started with light drum beats then progressed to a light sax? (not talking about euge groove)
I haven't yet, but I can check later this afternoon if it reappears.
I meant 11:58 PM to 12:58 am lol.It only airs during the primetime hours. I really like that Boney James song....
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on March 05, 2009, 02:58:39 PM
Just as I feared, I was only hearing "Tomorrow's Promise" and "Rendezvous" alternating back and forth during the local forecasts.  So, I only heard two unique songs between 11 PM and 1 AM last night.  Something's messed up. :rolleyes:
Well, then I can tell you that I've definitely not heard it yet.  Look at my previous post that I quoted, and you'll see why.
(Wow, this is my 100th post already! :lol:)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 06, 2009, 07:40:28 PM
Seems that my IntelliStar is showing more and more mixed case ad crawls now. In the past it has always shown ads in all caps. Has anyone else noticed this on theirs?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 06, 2009, 07:50:01 PM
For anyone who's seen the fog/drizzle icon on the CC screen, what does the text below it say? Is it 'Drizzle/Fog'? Or 'Drizzle & Fog'? I'm curious..
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 06, 2009, 07:57:47 PM
For anyone who's seen the fog/drizzle icon on the CC screen, what does the text below it say? Is it 'Drizzle/Fog'? Or 'Drizzle & Fog'? I'm curious..
I'm pretty sure it's "Drizzle and Fog." I know I remember seeing "Light Rain and Fog" on my IntelliStar awhile back.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 06, 2009, 08:09:02 PM
Seems that my IntelliStar is showing more and more mixed case ad crawls now. In the past it has always shown ads in all caps. Has anyone else noticed this on theirs?
Same here... But lately, most are mixed case ad crawls now. About time they switched to mixed case instead of ALL CAPS....
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on March 07, 2009, 12:21:02 AM
The CAPS issue is up to the local headend. It's how they insert it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Rico on March 07, 2009, 01:26:28 PM
I thought when it was all caps, it was the default setting. When severe weather alerts come on, it is in all caps, is that how it's supposed to be as well?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 07, 2009, 01:50:40 PM
I thought when it was all caps, it was the default setting. When severe weather alerts come on, it is in all caps, is that how it's supposed to be as well?
For ad crawls, the crawl will appear however the cable company inserts the crawl. For severe weather alert crawls, they will always be in all caps, because that is how the alerts are issued by the NWS.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 07, 2009, 03:06:04 PM
I hope the composer of those unknown April 2007 tunes makes new music so TWC would air them. I don't know, but that daytime sax song was stuck in my head since this morning. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 07, 2009, 09:33:13 PM
Does anyone know if the XL had a PM clouds icon?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 07, 2009, 09:38:08 PM
Does anyone know if the XL had a PM clouds icon?
No, I had always thought that there should be one since Sunday afternoons always seem to cloud up for no apparent reason. There is an "Am Clouds, PM Sun" icon, but no "PM Clouds" icon. Then again, try using one. It would be interesting to see  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 08, 2009, 01:44:28 PM
I see Jeanne has added some new CDs to her music page. :blink:
http://www.ricksofactomusic.com/music.html (http://www.ricksofactomusic.com/music.html)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 10, 2009, 05:57:05 AM
LDL bar playing during commercials at 5:56am ET
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 10, 2009, 07:50:24 AM
LDL bar playing during commercials at 5:56am ET
Yeah, that was happening to me too. The LDL did not disappear and re-cue after the 5:58 AM LF either.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 10, 2009, 06:24:11 PM
LDL bar playing during commercials at 5:56am ET
Yeah, that was happening to me too. The LDL did not disappear and re-cue after the 5:58 AM LF either.
I saw that too, but nothing appeared when the DirecTV lf came on, you could see the ldl on the LF, after the local forecast exited.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on March 10, 2009, 07:09:34 PM
Does anyone know if the XL had a PM clouds icon?

There is an AM Fog PM Clouds...I made my own version of it. I've only seen it ONCE in an LF, from around Christmas 07 (the Hannibal-Quincy STAR).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 10, 2009, 08:12:02 PM
Does anyone know if the XL had a PM clouds icon?
I know national broadcasts and the satellite forecast in the late 90's/early 00's did, but I've never seen it on the XL. I can try to make a mockup for you if you want.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 11, 2009, 06:52:11 PM
Does anyone know if the XL had a PM clouds icon?
I know national broadcasts and the satellite forecast in the late 90's/early 00's did, but I've never seen it on the XL. I can try to make a mockup for you if you want.
Oh yes, please do. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on March 13, 2009, 09:24:38 PM
Found out the song from the Feb overnight it's “I Double Dare You” by Ed Taylor (Thanks to Brian Picard)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VuZ_T93-mA&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VuZ_T93-mA&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 15, 2009, 08:56:47 PM
I was able to get a quick glimpse of the Harrisburg IntelliStar while in Mechanicsburg yesterday. I couldn't get any clips but here's what I remember...

Carlisle, Dauphin, Mechanicsburg, Millersburg, and I think New Cumberland and Hershey were on the local obs screens. I know there were other cities that were at least 10-15 miles from Harrisburg so this IntelliStar must serve a big area. IIRC, the metro map covered from just east of Chambersburg to Lancaster and from north to south Millersburg to Gettysburg. The regional map was the same as mine, and the ID was 22605 (just three digits off of Billy's Hanover Star).

If I go there next time I'll make sure to bring my camera with an empty memory card...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 15, 2009, 09:20:43 PM
Thanks Mike. All the IntelliStars in the area seem to have been installed around the same time (possibly by the former Suscom). Lancaster's is 22601, Harrisburg's is 22605, and Hanover's is 22608. What was the current conditions site, forecast title, and almanac location?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 15, 2009, 09:42:19 PM
CC was Harrisburg, forecast was Harrisburg Area, and the almanac was Harrisburg Int'l. As for IntelliStar ID numbers the same goes for here in Philadelphia. All of the Comcast ones I've seen around here are 218xx, except for Norristown which starts with 25xxx I believe.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on March 15, 2009, 09:56:22 PM
As for IntelliStar ID numbers the same goes for here in Philadelphia.

That's pretty much how it is all over the country. When the installed the IntelliStars, they did it by cable provider, then by market. All the Comcast Pittsburgh ones start with 224xx.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 15, 2009, 10:23:01 PM
All the Comcasts in my area (Mount Holly, Camden) start with 218xx... At Dave's house, he has Mount Holly for his Current Conditions screen, and the ID is 21872... I have Camden, which is 21873.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 15, 2009, 10:24:43 PM
At Dave's house, he has Mount Holly for his Current Conditions screen, and the ID is 21872.
I get that same one here in Marlton. I think I live right near the border of 21872 and 21873's coverage areas. Cherry Hill, just a mile or two down NJ 70 from here, gets 21873. Berlin, also only 10-15 mins from here, gets 21896. I also think I live really close to the border of Camden's and Vineland's Weatherscan coverage areas.

South Jersey has at least 10-15 domestic IntelliStar units, but only three regional Weatherscan units that serve several headends and therefore huge areas (Camden, Vineland, Atlantic City).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2009, 06:25:47 PM
Does anyone know what flavor the XL marine forecast would show up on, and what screen it would replace?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 16, 2009, 06:32:52 PM
Does anyone know what flavor the XL marine forecast would show up on, and what screen it would replace?
hmmm Wikipedia doesn't seem to have it :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 16, 2009, 07:53:56 PM
Does anyone know what flavor the XL marine forecast would show up on, and what screen it would replace?
hmmm Wikipedia doesn't seem to have it :thinking:
I am not sure what flavor it shows up on, but I do know that it replaces the almanac which exists on non-coastal Intellistars like mine.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 16, 2009, 09:57:35 PM
Does anyone know what flavor the XL marine forecast would show up on, and what screen it would replace?
IIRC, it was on the M flavor after the Tides, replacing the daypart.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 16, 2009, 10:19:06 PM
Does anyone know what flavor the XL marine forecast would show up on, and what screen it would replace?
IIRC, it was on the M flavor after the Tides, replacing the daypart.
Oh, it replaces the daypart? I thought it only replaced the almanac that shows up on non-coastal Intellistars.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 16, 2009, 10:28:03 PM
Does anyone know what flavor the XL marine forecast would show up on, and what screen it would replace?
IIRC, it was on the M flavor after the Tides, replacing the daypart.
Ah, that would make sense to come right after the tides. Do you know if the air quality screen did the same thing?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 16, 2009, 10:37:01 PM
Ah, that would make sense to come right after the tides. Do you know if the air quality screen did the same thing?
Not sure about that, never seen video of it or in person. I'd assume that would replace the daypart too since it's one of those rare and optional screens like the marine forecast is.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on March 16, 2009, 10:48:44 PM
Does anyone know what flavor the XL marine forecast would show up on, and what screen it would replace?
IIRC, it was on the M flavor after the Tides, replacing the daypart.

On the XL, the marine forecast replaced the normal almanac, not the daypart.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 16, 2009, 11:03:31 PM
It did? I thought I remember seeing the tides, then marine forecast on the Cape May area XL. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on March 17, 2009, 03:29:12 PM
Oh wait, I was just thinking tides for some reason. Yes, the marine forecast did replace the daypart. However, when the marine forecast didn't play, the daypart was shown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS26XX6bLzI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS26XX6bLzI#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Squizz on March 17, 2009, 03:48:45 PM
I have been noticing that with DirecTV on the 58's it has my "Local" forecast for my zipcode. I didin't give them my ZIP. How did they get it?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on March 17, 2009, 03:53:01 PM
It is automatically set to your billing zip.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Squizz on March 17, 2009, 03:54:38 PM
It is automatically set to your billing zip.
Duh. :doh:
Okay. Case Closed!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 20, 2009, 12:16:24 AM
It's been a year since the three-day Extended Forecast has been discontinued on the IntelliStar.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 20, 2009, 12:17:05 AM
It's been a year since the three-day Extended Forecast has been discontinued on the IntelliStar.
I've noticed that... I haven't seen it in forever!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on March 20, 2009, 12:25:01 AM
It's been a year since the three-day Extended Forecast has been discontinued on the IntelliStar.
I've noticed that... I haven't seen it in forever!
That's because it's been, well... discontinued. :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 21, 2009, 12:24:36 PM
I can't wait for the April 2009 playlist to start. :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on March 21, 2009, 12:28:54 PM
I can't wait for the April 2009 playlist to start. :happy:
Me too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 21, 2009, 12:47:25 PM
Let's hope it's a good one. There hasn't been a good playlist since December.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 21, 2009, 12:54:03 PM
I disagree, January's was very good and had a lot of variety and Feb's was alo minus the variety. March's playlist is good (not very good and not ok) there were some nice songs in it but too many reused songs. I hope April's has a lot of new songs, more new songs on each daypart, and maybe a song or two peviously used in April 2007.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 21, 2009, 01:32:10 PM
I have a couple of local forecast clips from Feb 2008 in my camcorder. I will try to transfer them to VHS. Would anyone be interested in watching them?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 21, 2009, 01:35:31 PM
I have a couple of local forecast clips from Feb 2008 in my camcorder. I will try to transfer them to VHS. Would anyone be interested in watching them?
Yes. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 21, 2009, 01:36:59 PM
I have a couple of local forecast clips from Feb 2008 in my camcorder. I will try to transfer them to VHS. Would anyone be interested in watching them?
Oh of course I would!  :yes:

I remain hopeful to once again hear some songs on the playlist some time this year from my wanted list, especially "Breathe In"!  :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 21, 2009, 04:50:57 PM
What are the names of these 2 trammell songs?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrC5YSJa2Uk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrC5YSJa2Uk#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on March 21, 2009, 06:23:01 PM
Lots of no reports. Time and temp only on ldl right now. No blue bar at all
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 21, 2009, 06:23:27 PM
Same here Martin. The LDL is borked majorly.  :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on March 21, 2009, 06:28:29 PM
...which leads into a good 'ol Sat. forecast.

EDIT:  ...the hell?  STAR has indeed crapped.  Looks cool with just the clock and temp, though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 21, 2009, 06:34:03 PM
Lots of no reports. Time and temp only on ldl right now. No blue bar at all
Wow, that's bizzare! It's happening here too.......  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on March 21, 2009, 06:35:26 PM
National IntelliStar's doing the same. Video to come. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on March 21, 2009, 06:40:30 PM
oddly though, no trammell

This jogs my memory to another outage similar to this

Weatherscan seriously Screwed up, Video to come
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on March 21, 2009, 06:51:14 PM
Bar is back, no CCs, and is repeating tabs like four or five times.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on March 21, 2009, 06:53:16 PM
My guess is data outage on TWCs end
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 21, 2009, 06:54:22 PM
Only seeing Almanac, Tonight, and Sunday forecast tabs on the IS LDL.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 21, 2009, 07:00:14 PM
Only seeing Almanac, Tonight, and Sunday forecast tabs on the IS LDL.
I am also seeing the "Air Quality" tab, and the information under the "Almanac" tab appears to repeat twice in a row.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 21, 2009, 07:01:51 PM
The LDL looks fine Except the Airport Delay and Now tabs are missing.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on March 21, 2009, 07:20:56 PM
Intellistar for the first time went through the entire forecast. Ad scroll repeated twice. No light grey bar to the left of the time/temp
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 21, 2009, 07:22:16 PM
Intellistar for the first time went through the entire forecast. Ad scroll repeated twice. No light grey bar to the left of the time/temp
What? I still saw the Satellite LF, and nothing appears to have changed in the past 45 minutes
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on March 21, 2009, 07:23:45 PM
I just got back home not too long ago and this is what I'm seeing on my IntelliStar and LDL (so far)

Blue strip is missing from blue LDL
Ad crawl repeats on LDL during LF
No "The Week Ahead" segment
Now tab missing from LDL
The only available tabs on the LDL are 3 day, traffic, almanac, air quality then it loops back over.
Weatherscan is out, showing a frozen IntelliStar logo and no music.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 21, 2009, 07:23:46 PM
Here's a video. What an odd OCM pairing btw. :wacko:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFPr_IhI8GQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFPr_IhI8GQ#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on March 21, 2009, 07:29:54 PM
Intellistar for the first time went through the entire forecast. Ad scroll repeated twice. No light grey bar to the left of the time/temp
What? I still saw the Satellite LF, and nothing appears to have changed in the past 45 minutes
Once in a while my intellistar kicks in for the 1min of the lf then goes to the sat.  :blink: Mostly sat forecasts though
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on March 21, 2009, 07:40:07 PM
Same as before.

Complete local forecast with no grey bar to the left of time/temp. Ad scroll loops over and over again
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 21, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
Intellistar for the first time went through the entire forecast. Ad scroll repeated twice. No light grey bar to the left of the time/temp
What? I still saw the Satellite LF, and nothing appears to have changed in the past 45 minutes
Once in a while my intellistar kicks in for the 1min of the lf then goes to the sat.  :blink: Mostly sat forecasts though
Okay, my IS is back, but it is also not showing the tab bar, and the ad crawl appears twice in a row here too. Also skips "The Week Ahead" as well.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on March 21, 2009, 07:45:35 PM
something is up must be a national problem and i saw 3 straight regional screens for the 1st time :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on March 21, 2009, 07:48:23 PM
Here is to what the National IntelliStar was doing earlier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27hpB6DmX8k# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27hpB6DmX8k#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on March 21, 2009, 07:49:29 PM
back to normal I think
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 21, 2009, 07:50:13 PM
Intellistar is back to normal...  <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 21, 2009, 07:52:47 PM
Gah, why do I always have to be away from home when things like this happen... <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 21, 2009, 07:56:16 PM
Intellistar is back to normal...  <_<
What's wrong with that? :huh:
I wasn't ready for it to go back to normal yet. I think it is funny when these things happen, and I was hoping for even more of an outage with some Trammell.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on March 21, 2009, 07:57:35 PM
Intellistar is back to normal...  <_<
What's wrong with that? :huh:
I wasn't ready for it to go back to normal yet. I think it is funny when these things happen, and I was hoping for even more of an outage with some Trammell.  :biggrin:
It's not that big of a deal. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on March 21, 2009, 08:03:56 PM
The IntelliStar is back to normal as of 6:58PM CDT. <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 21, 2009, 08:09:05 PM
That was a wacky outage. Wonder what caused it?  :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on March 21, 2009, 08:09:45 PM
Gah, why do I always have to be away from home when things like this happen... <_<

I been asking myself the same thing recently.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on March 21, 2009, 08:16:38 PM
Intellistar for the first time went through the entire forecast. Ad scroll repeated twice. No light grey bar to the left of the time/temp
What? I still saw the Satellite LF, and nothing appears to have changed in the past 45 minutes
Once in a while my intellistar kicks in for the 1min of the lf then goes to the sat.  :blink: Mostly sat forecasts though
Okay, my IS is back, but it is also not showing the tab bar, and the ad crawl appears twice in a row here too. Also skips "The Week Ahead" as well.
that happened to me too

(p.s. My Luckiest Post, Number 777!)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 21, 2009, 09:59:14 PM
http://g.imagehost.org/download/0491/messup-0321-618pm (http://g.imagehost.org/download/0491/messup-0321-618pm) <= the first part of the IntelliStar screw up.
http://g.imagehost.org/download/0093/messup-0321-738pm (http://g.imagehost.org/download/0093/messup-0321-738pm) <= the attempted recovery before it got back to normal.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 22, 2009, 11:36:51 AM
Here is to what the National IntelliStar was doing earlier:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27hpB6DmX8k#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27hpB6DmX8k#[/url])

I never saw that on my end. :blink: The LDL was completely off when they showed that segment.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 22, 2009, 01:57:40 PM
I found Wayne Gerard's myspace with his TWC music but it doesn't have "I'm All About You" or "My Favorite Girl". I'm guessing those songs were available in the old mp3.com. It also said in his profile that a "new cd" was in the works.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=388238156 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=388238156)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 22, 2009, 06:13:22 PM
I hope this is not spamming, but I too got video of my IS booting, apparently a little later than everyone else's did.......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yprwBInXgic#ws-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yprwBInXgic#ws-hd)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on March 23, 2009, 07:11:29 PM
I think my IS has gone carzy... it's showing that we got to a record low of 21 last night; although it actually was in the 50's. :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Gil on March 23, 2009, 07:29:27 PM
I think my IS has gone carzy... it's showing that we got to a record low of 21 last night; although it actually was in the 50's. :wacko:
Wouldn't that be an error with TWC's database? :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on March 23, 2009, 07:56:59 PM
Wouldn't that be an error with TWC's database? :thinking:
Most likely, but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 24, 2009, 07:07:11 PM
Jeanne's CD "Make it Work" must be "More 2 Say" - her new album which has her TWC songs. You'll see a flash banner on the top showing that same exact CD "More 2Say"
http://www.ricksofactomusic.com/music.html (http://www.ricksofactomusic.com/music.html) I don't see any song samples so I'm not 100% sure.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 26, 2009, 05:23:00 PM
That XL has since been upgraded, and merged with other regional headends, and is now part of the "Grove City/Mercer/Slipper Rock" headend. And yes, that is how the LF pages are titled (with 3 cities).
Greenville, PA apparently still gets the Mercer County XL as of last October. This is the same XL Sharon used to have, just a modified config:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOoZcWWHh_g&feature=channel_page# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOoZcWWHh_g&feature=channel_page#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on March 26, 2009, 07:09:03 PM
Yeah, that's a separate unit, which is through an independent cable co., IIRC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 27, 2009, 06:03:02 AM
Satellite outage has been going on for the past couple of hours or so, I just saw a blank station ID for the first time ever here at 5:58 AM EDT, and no LDL! What gives?  :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 27, 2009, 06:22:36 AM
Same problems here.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 27, 2009, 06:26:42 AM
Two in one week? This must be bad if I got a blank station ID, since I never get those...  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2009, 07:57:03 PM
I really wish the Satellite LF would get more graphically advanced than several seemingly-GIF images with a fade transition.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on March 27, 2009, 08:42:02 PM
I really wish the Satellite LF would get more graphically advanced than several seemingly-GIF images with a fade transition.
Yeah, they've been using the same one for many years. I think since 99. Not sure.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2009, 09:57:19 PM
I really wish the Satellite LF would get more graphically advanced than several seemingly-GIF images with a fade transition.
Yeah, they've been using the same one for many years. I think since 99. Not sure.

That is excluding changes to the headers and (occasionally) fonts. However, I think they just continually re-render the backgrounds and say, "Okay! Done!" and leave the building.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on March 28, 2009, 12:17:42 AM
I really wish the Satellite LF would get more graphically advanced than several seemingly-GIF images with a fade transition.
Yeah, they've been using the same one for many years. I think since 99. Not sure.
Yeah, they've been using it since mid 1999. IMO, there's nothing wrong with the current satellite LF, so why change it? I believe TWC must think the same way, or else they probably would've changed it by now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 28, 2009, 11:59:56 AM
I agree, they should change the base maps and radars. They've been the same since 2003, it should be changed. I don't see why they changed the graphics and the Precip/severe wx maps but not the radars.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on March 28, 2009, 12:06:25 PM
I agree, they should change the base maps and radars. They've been the same since 2003, it should be changed. I don't see why they changed the graphics and the Precip/severe wx maps but not the radars.
Didn't they change the satellite forecast maps slightly in 2005 (like May or June)?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 28, 2009, 12:13:05 PM
I agree, they should change the base maps and radars. They've been the same since 2003, it should be changed. I don't see why they changed the graphics and the Precip/severe wx maps but not the radars.
Didn't they change the satellite forecast maps slightly in 2005 (like May or June)?
Nope it was exactly the same. They just changed the graphics and titlebars.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on March 28, 2009, 01:06:19 PM
Does anyone know how 'scattered strong thunderstorms' would show up on the XL during the daypart and week ahead screens? I ran into this problem yesterday while creating a video for Gulfport. Since the XL spells out 'scattered' during the daypart forecast, and 'strong thunderstorms' already takes up 2 lines, how would it show up? Here are images of the two screens if it helps.

(http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/XL_Dpt.png)

(http://myrandomtwcstuff.googlepages.com/XL_Wk.png)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 28, 2009, 01:13:59 PM
They abbreviated Thunderstorms with "T-Storms". Like "Sct T-Storms" or "Strong T-Storms".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on March 28, 2009, 01:16:53 PM
I think it would only say just "Strong Storms" i remember seeing it on my XL in 2003.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 28, 2009, 03:08:42 PM
Does anyone know how 'scattered strong thunderstorms' would show up on the XL during the daypart and week ahead screens? I ran into this problem yesterday while creating a video for Gulfport. Since the XL spells out 'scattered' during the daypart forecast, and 'strong thunderstorms' already takes up 2 lines, how would it show up?
During the daypart, "Sct'd Strong" would appear on the first line followed by Thunderstorms as usual on the bottom line.
During the week ahead, "Sct'd" displays on the first line, followed by "Strong" on the second line and "Storms" on the bottom/3rd line.

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 29, 2009, 12:14:56 PM
Well I found Wayne Gerard's "I'm All About You" on the old mp3.com.
http://web.archive.org/web/20000707023126/artists.mp3s.com/artists/29/wayne_gerard.html (http://web.archive.org/web/20000707023126/artists.mp3s.com/artists/29/wayne_gerard.html)

If ya'll are able to find a way to play the track, let us know but I'm guessing this is where all of Wayne Gerard's unavailable music used to be, same with Ryan Farish and Chris Geith. :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 29, 2009, 07:42:11 PM
Did they reduce the number of beeps for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning crawl from 7 to 4? Both warnings I've had only had 4 beeps...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on March 29, 2009, 07:45:48 PM
Did they reduce the number of beeps for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning crawl from 7 to 4? Both warnings I've had only had 4 beeps...

I think they did, I was under a Severe T-Storm Warning and Flood Warning yesterday and it only beeped 4 times.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on March 29, 2009, 07:46:01 PM
Did they reduce the number of beeps for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning crawl from 7 to 4? Both warnings I've had only had 4 beeps...
That's odd...
Did you hear this at all?:
3 Beeps, then "A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for your area", then 3 more beeps?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 29, 2009, 07:51:19 PM
Did they reduce the number of beeps for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning crawl from 7 to 4? Both warnings I've had only had 4 beeps...
That's odd...
Did you hear this at all?:
3 Beeps, then "A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for your area", then 3 more beeps?
that's what it used to do, it hasn't today :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on March 29, 2009, 07:59:07 PM
Did they reduce the number of beeps for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning crawl from 7 to 4? Both warnings I've had only had 4 beeps...

That's odd...
Did you hear this at all?:
3 Beeps, then "A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for your area", then 3 more beeps?
that's what it used to do, it hasn't today :thinking:
I'm going to recant that now... It just fixed itself, as well as trying to initialize the crawl four times  :blink:
http://f.imagehost.org/download/0970/4initialize (http://f.imagehost.org/download/0970/4initialize)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: lfmusiclover on March 29, 2009, 08:45:29 PM
I've had several warnings today and only heard the usual 3 and 3.  :yes:

Vic, those songs can't be downloaded in any way because they no longer exist on the server.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 29, 2009, 09:56:43 PM
We had a severe thunderstorm warning issued until 9pm. Nothing at all, no thunder or rain. :( I did record a 1 min local forecast of the warning activated though.

And Gary, I understand now. I guess it wouldn't work if they archived the player either.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on March 31, 2009, 08:37:01 PM
I hope any songs from Apr 07 play on the Apr list tomorrow. :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on March 31, 2009, 08:38:36 PM
I can't wait for the April 2009 playlist to start. :happy:
I'm guessing that the 4/09 playlist will start tomorrow.
I hope any songs from Apr 07 play on the Apr list tomorrow. :happy:
Me too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 01, 2009, 09:15:09 AM
So far no new playlist yet  :censored:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 01, 2009, 02:40:20 PM
So far no new playlist yet  :censored:
I see that. Don't worry, it will transition eventually.
Remember this:
In November 2008, the October playlist continued for the first two days of the month, and on the 3rd and 4th, November songs were intermingled with the October songs until it finally transitioned over to the November playlist.

In January 2009, the playlist did not change from December to January songs until the first Monday of the month, January 6th.

So be patient, it will happen over the next 24-48 hours.  :yes:
...or wait a couple weeks, since something appears to be happening at TWC :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on April 06, 2009, 11:59:50 AM
Wow. The National IntelliStar is displaying an advertisement for the MLB Network. :blink:

Video to come shortly. :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on April 06, 2009, 12:37:23 PM
Wow. The National IntelliStar is displaying an advertisement for the MLB Network. :blink:

Video to come shortly. :biggrin:
So are the local IntelliStars. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: cc17926 on April 06, 2009, 04:07:25 PM
don't know if this is a state the obvious contest, but earlier this morning, i noticed the station ID at 6:57 was of a flower background.. looked kinda pastel-ish.. also intro to the LF showing with TWC logo filled up by rain, the audio was changed to a female announcer.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on April 06, 2009, 04:10:25 PM
Yes, a new station ID and a new LF intro were introduced today.  I think someone else mentioned them in the TWC General Discussion thread, too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 06, 2009, 04:15:08 PM
don't know if this is a state the obvious contest, but earlier this morning, i noticed the station ID at 6:57 was of a flower background.. looked kinda pastel-ish.. also intro to the LF showing with TWC logo filled up by rain, the audio was changed to a female announcer.
whoa that's new! It would be cool to hear a female narration on the IntelliSTAR.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 06, 2009, 04:16:04 PM
Yes, a new station ID and a new LF intro were introduced today.  I think someone else mentioned them in the TWC General Discussion thread, too.
I actually noticed two new station ID's this morning, the other one being of what looked like a dock at the level of a lake.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 06, 2009, 04:22:59 PM
I think I found the unknown latin primetime song on CDBaby after searching for "Sounds like Jesse Cook and Ottmar Liebert".  :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: cc17926 on April 06, 2009, 04:23:59 PM
has anyone recorded the new station ID bits ?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 06, 2009, 04:26:27 PM
has anyone recorded the new station ID bits ?
I have recorded the one with the flower, but missed the one with the dock...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 06, 2009, 04:28:47 PM
has anyone recorded the new station ID bits ?
sure i can record the :58 one
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 06, 2009, 06:05:48 PM
As of today, my IntelliSTAR is finally showing the monthly precipitation for my area on the almanac tabs. Finally, hasn't seen the monthly precipitation on the LDL since before the HD relaunch.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on April 06, 2009, 06:34:26 PM
Today, the monthly precip indicator switched from NWS sites to Truepoint sites. All Istars should now show the precip data from your HiRAD ob point.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 06, 2009, 06:42:22 PM
Yes, a new station ID and a new LF intro were introduced today.  I think someone else mentioned them in the TWC General Discussion thread, too.
I actually noticed two new station ID's this morning, the other one being of what looked like a dock at the level of a lake.
It's about time since they change the Station ID's. :happy:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 06, 2009, 06:47:17 PM
Yes, a new station ID and a new LF intro were introduced today.  I think someone else mentioned them in the TWC General Discussion thread, too.
I actually noticed two new station ID's this morning, the other one being of what looked like a dock at the level of a lake.
It's about time since they change the Station ID's. :happy:
Exactly, could not agree more.  :thumbsup:
I actually saw one that looked like a city at 5:57  :clap:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: twcfan68 on April 06, 2009, 09:09:25 PM
Yay! I've been waiting for them to change the station id's for a while now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 07, 2009, 08:54:21 AM
Today, the monthly precip indicator switched from NWS sites to Truepoint sites. All Istars should now show the precip data from your HiRAD ob point.
So more illegitament information now?
What are they going to guess on next?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on April 07, 2009, 08:58:47 AM
That precip indicator from Truepoint must have been glitching up or it's not that accurate, it said I picked up 1.36 in. then it said 1.34 in. how do you lose precip that you already gained? :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 07, 2009, 09:43:34 AM
I don't know if this is just my Intellistar or anybody else's, but my Intellistar has been ending two seconds or so past the music, and the audio is constantly in and out for the last 20-30 seconds. Also, I saw two seconds of the satellite LF before my Intellistar cued in on the most recent LF. However, this only occurred at 9:38 AM EDT.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 07, 2009, 09:51:14 AM
Of course, as soon as I say something about it, any problems seen are fixed.  <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on April 07, 2009, 09:56:08 AM
I don't know if this is just my Intellistar or anybody else's, but my Intellistar has been ending two seconds or so past the music, and the audio is constantly in and out for the last 20-30 seconds. Also, I saw two seconds of the satellite LF before my Intellistar cued in on the most recent LF. However, this only occurred at 9:38 AM EDT.

I saw this problem a lot yesterday, I even saw the Sat LF run the whole 2 mins. whenever it came up.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: kpetree10 on April 07, 2009, 09:56:58 AM
I noticed that on mine too, I saw the Satellite LF at first, I didn't notice if the music ended early.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 09, 2009, 09:10:20 AM
has anyone ever seen this?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNHy0q3GE7g&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNHy0q3GE7g&fmt=18#)

Double click to see it
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 09, 2009, 09:41:53 AM
That precip indicator from Truepoint must have been glitching up or it's not that accurate, it said I picked up 1.36 in. then it said 1.34 in. how do you lose precip that you already gained? :blink:
Also, my Intellistar is guessing 1.73" for the month of April. Yesterday, it guessed 1.68". Lansing has seen some nice sunny weather over the past couple of days, and not a drop has fallen (and definitely not 0.05"). The airport, which is less than 5 miles away from me, has an official reading of 1.61", and has not changed since the 6th.

This is just plain stupid, as all local information has become far too local and is now just completely computer guesses. Nothing beats the real thing (actual, not computer guessed, observations). Plus, some Intellistars serve pretty big areas. Mine does not serve as big an area as some other Intellistar units, but it does serve a pretty large one. All kinds of factors play in to precip amounts, including local demographics, and where thunderstorms track. I know here in Lansing, I-496, which goes straight through Lansing, is basically the dividing line for everything. People south of I-496 can get thunderstorms and pouring rain while those of us north of R.E. Olds Freeway get nothing. While this is the problem that the Intellistar is trying to solve, it does a poor job at it, that is for sure.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 09, 2009, 04:11:43 PM
Just made a really interesting find:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7pGVWWEtU#ws-hd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7pGVWWEtU#ws-hd)

An XL from Clovis, NM. Check out the Current Conditions... "Blowing Dust" with the Partly Cloudy icon and no Current Conditions narration. B)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on April 09, 2009, 10:07:09 PM
uhhhh those are the exact same videos :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 09, 2009, 10:29:21 PM
uhhhh those are the exact same videos :unsure:
Oops, didn't see his post.  :pinch:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 10, 2009, 10:10:05 AM
After watching one of Zach's Satellite IntelliStar videos, it seems that the "Local On The 8s" logo in the upper right-hand corner is now transparent (the blue background of the logo is gone).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2hTjTZs-m0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2hTjTZs-m0#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 10, 2009, 11:31:47 AM
It's been like that for about 4 days now LOL. I like the transparent logo!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on April 10, 2009, 11:33:09 AM
Yeah, I kinda didn't know about that until I saw one of Molly's videos. :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: WeatherWitness on April 11, 2009, 01:28:25 PM
Just made a really interesting find:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7pGVWWEtU#ws-hd[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7pGVWWEtU#ws-hd[/url])

An XL from Clovis, NM. Check out the Current Conditions... "Blowing Dust" with the Partly Cloudy icon and no Current Conditions narration. B)


I wonder how the XL takes up the whole screen like that...I didn't think XLs broadcast in HD. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on April 11, 2009, 01:32:05 PM
Just made a really interesting find:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7pGVWWEtU#ws-hd[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7pGVWWEtU#ws-hd[/url])

An XL from Clovis, NM. Check out the Current Conditions... "Blowing Dust" with the Partly Cloudy icon and no Current Conditions narration. B)


I wonder how the XL takes up the whole screen like that...I didn't think XLs broadcast in HD. :unsure:

It's because the camera that was used to record it recorded it in HD. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on April 11, 2009, 05:58:39 PM
That's a 4:3 SD picture stretched to 16:9 on the HDTV. It'd not HD.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 11, 2009, 06:55:41 PM
Found 3 Smyrna, GA HD Star pics on Sillicondust

http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/54/snapshot_11025754.jpg (http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/54/snapshot_11025754.jpg)

http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_11000855.jpg (http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_11000855.jpg)

http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/14/snapshot_11057114.jpg (http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/14/snapshot_11057114.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 11, 2009, 09:03:07 PM
Found 3 Smyrna, GA HD Star pics on Sillicondust

[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/54/snapshot_11025754.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/54/snapshot_11025754.jpg[/url])

[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_11000855.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_11000855.jpg[/url])

[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/14/snapshot_11057114.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/14/snapshot_11057114.jpg[/url])

Those aren't the HD STAR. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 11, 2009, 10:06:00 PM
Sorry billy i got alittle to excited

I Found a new XL *Seminole,TX*

http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/80/snapshot_10939180.jpg (http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/80/snapshot_10939180.jpg)

http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/69/snapshot_11022669.jpg (http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/69/snapshot_11022669.jpg)

http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_10970455.jpg (http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_10970455.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 11, 2009, 11:59:11 PM
That's actually probably from Andrews, TX seeing how that's the forecast city. BTW, how did you know about Silicondust? I've known that site for months but didn't know anyone else here did.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on April 12, 2009, 12:18:31 AM
That's actually probably from Andrews, TX seeing how that's the forecast city. BTW, how did you know about Silicondust? I've known that site for months but didn't know anyone else here did.
It became the subject of discussion in Martin's stream channel.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 12, 2009, 01:26:49 PM
proof providence has a traffic map

http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/85/snapshot_9958485.jpg (http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/85/snapshot_9958485.jpg)

also i saw the providence star in December and it had the same config
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 12, 2009, 03:14:21 PM
Sorry billy i got alittle to excited

I Found a new XL *Seminole,TX*

[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/80/snapshot_10939180.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/80/snapshot_10939180.jpg[/url])

[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/69/snapshot_11022669.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/69/snapshot_11022669.jpg[/url])

[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_10970455.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_10970455.jpg[/url])

How exactly does that site work? I can't seem to get it to show any TWC pictures from my area or any neighboring areas... :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 12, 2009, 03:28:35 PM
Type in the zip. Not all areas have TWC, my area didn't have TWC recognized. :(
http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun/channels_us (http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun/channels_us)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on April 12, 2009, 06:27:10 PM
[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/54/snapshot_11025754.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/54/snapshot_11025754.jpg[/url])

[url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_11000855.jpg[/url] ([url]http://img.lineupui.silicondust.com/snapshots/55/snapshot_11000855.jpg[/url])
Left display area (that new thing) = win.  Graphics look awesome, and would make an excellent STAR HD, well, LDL.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 13, 2009, 05:07:40 PM
Hmm, no ad crawl at 4:58 PM EDT  :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 13, 2009, 05:41:55 PM
I think I have an idea as to what happened.......

It seems to me as though the text in the LF was enlarged as an update was made to the Intellistar. Notice the size of the text expecially in the CC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on April 13, 2009, 05:46:42 PM
...and at the same time, they launched this new logo for the satellite STARs:

http://g.imagehost.org/0615/0413091639.jpg (http://g.imagehost.org/0615/0413091639.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 13, 2009, 05:51:03 PM
...and at the same time, they launched this new logo for the satellite STARs:

[url]http://g.imagehost.org/0615/0413091639.jpg[/url] ([url]http://g.imagehost.org/0615/0413091639.jpg[/url])

Hmm, interesting, I think I like that one  :yes:
So, did they actually enlarge all the text? And why isn't the ad crawl displaying (not that that is a hue problem to me, but it is strange and there must be a reason behind its lack of presence)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 13, 2009, 05:54:33 PM
...and at the same time, they launched this new logo for the satellite STARs:

[url]http://g.imagehost.org/0615/0413091639.jpg[/url] ([url]http://g.imagehost.org/0615/0413091639.jpg[/url])
I like this one better than the other one.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on April 13, 2009, 07:51:48 PM
Notice the size of the text expecially in the CC.

You talking about the domestic Istar? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 13, 2009, 08:44:47 PM
Notice the size of the text expecially in the CC.
You talking about the domestic Istar? :unsure:
Yes I am. I have been scanning the LF for changes, and the text on the front page CC as well as the 8 city 'guesses' page (both city and temp) and the text on the text based forecast seem larger to me.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 14, 2009, 11:11:40 AM
if anyone is looking for chris geith twc tunes (http://searchservice.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=sitesearch.results&qry=chris%20geith&type=Music&prev=Web) here you go!


Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 14, 2009, 03:16:25 PM
Well, I have made a strange discovery today. The ad crawl is STILL missing on my Intellistar, but at school today (I go to school at Haslett, which gets the East Lansing headend), I noticed the ad crawl displayed there, so I assumed it came back. However, it is still missing in Lansing. I wonder if any other Intellistar units are doing this, or if it is just mine acting up again?  :dunno:

I also saw two new LF intros today.  :clap: One of them was a modified version of an intro from last year I was looking for!  :thrilled:  :dance:
I will edit my montage and re-upload it as soon as I see another new one, since my rule is to update it once I get 3 new intros to add to it :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on April 14, 2009, 03:41:26 PM
1) The text was never enlarged.

2) Missing ad crawls aren't a problem. It may of been your headend's decision to pull them (for whatever reason).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 14, 2009, 03:51:45 PM
1) The text was never enlarged.

2) Missing ad crawls aren't a problem. It may of been your headend's decision to pull them (for whatever reason).
Okay. It was just one of those feelings where something seems off and I am not sure what is not normal or out of place.

Well, it is still a mystery to me as to why the ad crawl was pulled then. Perhaps I should call and ask them why, but then again, I most likely won't reach my actal cable office and it is not a problem to me anyway. :itsok:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 14, 2009, 04:20:08 PM
Speaking of ad crawls, I've seen IntelliStars in the area (pretty much all along interior South Jersey) showing ads about a cigar shop in the area, and has for years. Isn't it illegal to advertise tobacco products?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on April 14, 2009, 04:26:02 PM
Isn't it illegal to advertise tobacco products?

No? :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 14, 2009, 04:42:11 PM
Speaking of ad crawls, I've seen IntelliStars in the area (pretty much all along interior South Jersey) showing ads about a cigar shop in the area, and has for years. Isn't it illegal to advertise tobacco products?
Well, it must not be if it has been allowed to be on the ad crawl for all those years. Unfortuately, there is nothing you can do about the ad crawls  :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 14, 2009, 04:53:04 PM
Well, 'False'point (as I like to call it) is now guessing I have received 2.58" of precipitation this month, when it said 2.63" just a few minutes ago.

How often does 'False'point update? Once a day around midnight like the legitament observations are done, or is it instaneous?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on April 14, 2009, 04:58:49 PM
Pretty much done as fast as HiRAD updates.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 14, 2009, 05:01:07 PM
Well, 'False'point (as I like to call it) is now guessing I have received 2.58" of precipitation this month, when it said 2.63" just a few minutes ago.
Correction, now up to 2.62".

Pretty much done as fast as HiRAD updates.
Well, not to be annoying or redundant, but about how often is that?  :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on April 14, 2009, 05:19:56 PM
As often as your CC obs update. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 14, 2009, 05:39:10 PM
Well, 'False'point (as I like to call it) is now guessing I have received 2.58" of precipitation this month, when it said 2.63" just a few minutes ago.

How often does 'False'point update? Once a day around midnight like the legitament observations are done, or is it instaneous?
lol, Falsepoint. Odd how the precip total dropped, though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 14, 2009, 05:40:01 PM
Well, not to be annoying or redundant, but about how often is that?  :dunno:
Three times an hour; at :05, :25, and :45.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 14, 2009, 05:51:57 PM
if anyone is looking for chris geith twc tunes ([url]http://searchservice.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=sitesearch.results&qry=chris%20geith&type=Music&prev=Web[/url]) here you go!
Thanks for the find!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 14, 2009, 05:52:50 PM
Well, not to be annoying or redundant, but about how often is that?  :dunno:
Three times an hour; at :05, :25, and :45.
Okay, thanks!  :D

Well, 'False'point (as I like to call it) is now guessing I have received 2.58" of precipitation this month, when it said 2.63" just a few minutes ago.

How often does 'False'point update? Once a day around midnight like the legitament observations are done, or is it instaneous?
lol, Falsepoint. Odd how the precip total dropped, though.
Yeah, I am not going to call it "tru"point since it is merely a computer guessing how much precipitation has fallen on a 50+ square mile area (for my headend, I think.......)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on April 14, 2009, 05:55:43 PM
Well, not to be annoying or redundant, but about how often is that?  :dunno:
Three times an hour; at :05, :25, and :45.
It's not necessarily always at those specific times.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 14, 2009, 06:06:17 PM
Oh, okay. When I look up the weather on weather.com it always says the last update was one of those three times, so I assumed it was the same on TV.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Alejandro on April 14, 2009, 06:31:09 PM
got some news everyone

 Jeanne just told in a message headsup the music company that did not sign her, has "gone under."
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on April 14, 2009, 09:56:06 PM
got some news everyone

 Jeanne just told in a message headsup the music company that did not sign her, has "gone under."
What does this news mean for the LF music then? :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 14, 2009, 11:35:33 PM
if anyone is looking for chris geith twc tunes ([url]http://searchservice.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=sitesearch.results&qry=chris%20geith&type=Music&prev=Web[/url]) here you go!
Thanks for the find!

Uhh I see nothing.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 14, 2009, 11:54:28 PM
got some news everyone

 Jeanne just told in a message headsup the music company that did not sign her, has "gone under."
What does this news mean for the LF music then? :dunno:
Nothing, it's just about her signing up for a major company.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 16, 2009, 08:22:47 AM
Well, Falsepoint was guessing that Downtwon Lansing has received 3.52" of precip for April, and starting at 9 PM EDT, it decided that we have received 3.22". I am so annoyed that the last piece of credible information was replaced by a computer guess that can't make up its mind!  :censored:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 16, 2009, 08:25:19 AM
Well, Falsepoint was guessing that Downtwon Lansing has received 3.52" of precip for April, and starting at 9 PM EDT, it decided that we have received 3.22". I am so annoyed that the last piece of credible information was replaced by a computer guess that can't make up its mind!  :censored:
Well, the feature is pretty new. Maybe it's just a glitch or something that has to be fixed.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on April 16, 2009, 03:53:09 PM
Well, Falsepoint was guessing that Downtwon Lansing has received 3.52" of precip for April, and starting at 9 PM EDT, it decided that we have received 3.22". I am so annoyed that the last piece of credible information was replaced by a computer guess that can't make up its mind!  :censored:
Well, the feature is pretty new. Maybe it's just a glitch or something that has to be fixed.

I hope so, it's playing the same guessing games for me too.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 16, 2009, 04:02:32 PM
Well, Falsepoint was guessing that Downtwon Lansing has received 3.52" of precip for April, and starting at 9 PM EDT, it decided that we have received 3.22". I am so annoyed that the last piece of credible information was replaced by a computer guess that can't make up its mind!  :censored:
Well, the feature is pretty new. Maybe it's just a glitch or something that has to be fixed.

I hope so, it's playing the same guessing games for me too.
Well, this all just proves my point. All that it is is a complete guess. As everyone can probably tell by now, I am sick and tired of computer guesses completely filling my LF. That is why I am glad there appears to be a HiRAD outage right now, less than 10 minues after my Intellistar rebooted! (perhaps that is why HiRAD is out here?)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 16, 2009, 04:23:34 PM
This is one strange but cool song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on April 16, 2009, 04:31:05 PM
This is one strange but cool song!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url])


I really like that song.  :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: zone OH11 on April 16, 2009, 04:31:36 PM
I instantly like that song. I haven't noticed anything odd on my intellistar for a while now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on April 16, 2009, 04:33:47 PM
Well, Falsepoint was guessing that Downtwon Lansing has received 3.52" of precip for April, and starting at 9 PM EDT, it decided that we have received 3.22". I am so annoyed that the last piece of credible information was replaced by a computer guess that can't make up its mind!  :censored:
Well, the feature is pretty new. Maybe it's just a glitch or something that has to be fixed.

I hope so, it's playing the same guessing games for me too.
Well, this all just proves my point. All that it is is a complete guess. As everyone can probably tell by now, I am sick and tired of computer guesses completely filling my LF. That is why I am glad there appears to be a HiRAD outage right now, less than 10 minues after my Intellistar rebooted! (perhaps that is why HiRAD is out here?)

there seems to be a lot of complaining going around -- really; just get over it. there is nothing we can do about what you dislike, you said it already don't repeat what you've already said.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 16, 2009, 04:36:26 PM
This is one strange but cool song!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url])


I really like that song.  :yes:

Same here! I recorded it :)
Is it copyrighted at all?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on April 16, 2009, 04:37:48 PM
Speaking of ad crawls, I've seen IntelliStars in the area (pretty much all along interior South Jersey) showing ads about a cigar shop in the area, and has for years. Isn't it illegal to advertise tobacco products?

It is illegal to advertise cigarette products on TV and the radio.

I'm not so sure about cigars.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 16, 2009, 04:39:05 PM
Well, Falsepoint was guessing that Downtwon Lansing has received 3.52" of precip for April, and starting at 9 PM EDT, it decided that we have received 3.22". I am so annoyed that the last piece of credible information was replaced by a computer guess that can't make up its mind!  :censored:
Well, the feature is pretty new. Maybe it's just a glitch or something that has to be fixed.

I hope so, it's playing the same guessing games for me too.
Well, this all just proves my point. All that it is is a complete guess. As everyone can probably tell by now, I am sick and tired of computer guesses completely filling my LF. That is why I am glad there appears to be a HiRAD outage right now, less than 10 minues after my Intellistar rebooted! (perhaps that is why HiRAD is out here?)

there seems to be a lot of complaining going around -- really; just get over it. there is nothing we can do about what you dislike, you said it already don't repeat what you've already said.
Yeah, ok. You complaining about me complaining is not going to solve any problems either. And really, it is not that bad. I have made it obvious how I feel, but I don't just complain and complain day in, day out. Try ignoring my posts when you think I am complaining.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on April 16, 2009, 04:40:06 PM
This is one strange but cool song!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url])


I really like that song.  :yes:


Here's the song http://media.imeem.com/m/KMT2Ea-bp1 (http://media.imeem.com/m/KMT2Ea-bp1)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: hen7713 on April 16, 2009, 05:00:49 PM
Are they using Production Music on the LF now?
I don't even want to watch the LF anymore, the main reason I watch TWC is for the Jazz on the LF.  :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on April 16, 2009, 05:22:30 PM
Are they using Production Music on the LF now?
I don't even want to watch the LF anymore, the main reason I watch TWC is for the Jazz on the LF.  :hmm:

The playlist for April/May 2009 was posted in another thread recently.  Here's the link to that post:  http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,2122.msg92849.html#msg92849 (http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,2122.msg92849.html#msg92849)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 16, 2009, 05:31:25 PM
Urm, that song is by the Verve Music Group which is a division of UMG. Better remove it...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 16, 2009, 05:33:59 PM
Urm, that song is by the Verve Music Group which is a division of UMG. Better remove it...
Why remove it? If it's on YT safe then keep it there.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 16, 2009, 05:35:01 PM
Urm, that song is by the Verve Music Group which is a division of UMG. Better remove it...
Why remove it? If it's on YT safe then keep it there.
Yes, but eventually it will be removed and I'm not risking getting suspended.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 16, 2009, 05:37:50 PM
Chances are that it'll never be removed once you are able to upload it successfully within this past year. If u uploaded a copyrighted song in 2006 then you might want to remove it but if you uploaded it recently then it's fine.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on April 16, 2009, 06:18:07 PM
As of today, Houston, TX is now brought back on the IntelliStar ID #24920's Getaway Forecast page.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 18, 2009, 11:52:08 AM
This may have been asked before...but how come some IntelliStars have Ad crawls displayed during the local forecast segments while others don't?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on April 18, 2009, 12:48:55 PM
This may have been asked before...but how come some IntelliStars have Ad crawls displayed during the local forecast segments while others don't?

it's completely up to the cable company from my understandings.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 18, 2009, 04:05:47 PM
This may have been asked before...but how come some IntelliStars have Ad crawls displayed during the local forecast segments while others don't?

it's completely up to the cable company from my understandings.
That is correct. Sometimes TWC puts their own ads onto the Stars, though, such as the ones advertising Storm Stories, TWC HD, etc.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: ndinminot on April 18, 2009, 08:59:09 PM
This is one strange but cool song!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPZCA1dwlA#noexternalembed[/url])


Blues From Brother George Jackson by Archie Shepp from Verve Remixed 2 (straight ahead jazz meets techno) style album
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: texasstooge on April 20, 2009, 02:53:19 PM
As of today, my IntelliSTAR is finally showing the monthly precipitation for my area on the almanac tabs. Finally, hasn't seen the monthly precipitation on the LDL since before the HD relaunch.

I've got that as well.

As of now, the precip in "Irving" (according to HiRad/TruPoint) has reached 2.25 in.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on April 20, 2009, 05:24:23 PM
Got some news everyone its about the Intellistar!

i got in contact with someone from The Weather Channel about the Narration (i know its not going anywhere) but here's what Lee Pettit, Manager of the Fall River account of The Weather Channel.

Quote
We are planning some product enhancements (software upgrade) to the IStar this summer and in fact, are already talking about developing the next generation of Star.  Hopefully one of these two initiatives will fix the problems you are having.
 
- Lee

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Al on April 20, 2009, 05:35:02 PM
Got some news everyone its about the Intellistar!

i got in contact with someone from The Weather Channel about the Narration (i know its not going anywhere) but here's what Lee Pettit, Manager of the Fall River account of The Weather Channel.

Quote
We are planning some product enhancements (software upgrade) to the IStar this summer and in fact, are already talking about developing the next generation of Star.  Hopefully one of these two initiatives will fix the problems you are having.
 
- Lee

she's probably referring to the final release of the HD Star...i don't see the intellistar going anywhere anytime soon, especially since it just received a so called "graphic overhaul", and if they are considering developing another generation of the weather star...then let mother nature from a tropical system in the middle of texas. :o
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on April 20, 2009, 05:57:48 PM
That's cool that it's going to receive an upgrade this summer. Maybe it will actually correspond with the on-air stuff? :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 20, 2009, 06:31:36 PM
Interesting..would this affect the satellite IStar by any chance?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on April 20, 2009, 06:49:14 PM
Interesting..would this affect the satellite IStar by any chance?

I think so let's wait and see ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 20, 2009, 09:09:22 PM
Along the way by brian hughes has played on every single 2 minute flavour since 8 o clock so far. :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 23, 2009, 11:51:18 AM
HiRAD is really messed up right now. It's reporting temperatures in the region in the low 30s when actually temps are in the 50s.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 23, 2009, 03:50:16 PM
HiRAD is really messed up right now. It's reporting temperatures in the region in the low 30s when actually temps are in the 50s.
Fine <coughs> guessing illegitament numbers that are at least close here. There must be something wrong with your unit specifically.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 23, 2009, 04:07:40 PM
HiRAD is really messed up right now. It's reporting temperatures in the region in the low 30s when actually temps are in the 50s.
There must be something wrong with your unit specifically.
No, they were wrong on weather.com, too. The problem was fixed about 30 minutes after I originally posted.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 23, 2009, 05:40:38 PM
Does anyone know where I can find a list of all Intellistar units that exist or were installed along with the unit ID's and locations? I am curious to know where the first Intellistar was installed and the Unit ID's for some areas around here. I am also hoping to find out which area has unit ID 22841, as there is a gap between 22840 (Lansing) and 22842 (East Lansing).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 23, 2009, 10:20:08 PM
"Rendezvous" by Eric Marienthal once again at 9:49 PM EDT.......  :blink:  :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 23, 2009, 10:21:38 PM
Does anyone know where I can find a list of all Intellistar units that exist or were installed along with the unit ID's and locations? I am curious to know where the first Intellistar was installed and the Unit ID's for some areas around here. I am also hoping to find out which area has unit ID 22841, as there is a gap between 22840 (Lansing) and 22842 (East Lansing).
There is no official list that I know of. We did have a database here on the site where users would submit their STAR data to it, but that disappeared awhile back for whatever reason.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on April 24, 2009, 03:24:19 PM
"Rendezvous" by Eric Marienthal once again at 9:49 PM EDT.......  :blink:  :wacko:
My god.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 24, 2009, 07:11:28 PM
Got some news everyone its about the Intellistar!

i got in contact with someone from The Weather Channel about the Narration (i know its not going anywhere) but here's what Lee Pettit, Manager of the Fall River account of The Weather Channel.

Quote
We are planning some product enhancements (software upgrade) to the IStar this summer and in fact, are already talking about developing the next generation of Star.  Hopefully one of these two initiatives will fix the problems you are having.
 
- Lee
Hey Alex (I think that is your name), could you give me the contct information (e-mail) for this person you e-mailed about the Intellistar in the quote above? I have a few questions to ask him. Also, could I have the e-mail address for the person you e-mailed about the April 2009 playlist back at the beginning of the month? Thanks  :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 24, 2009, 08:48:41 PM
"Rendezvous" by Eric Marienthal once again at 8:47 PM EDT
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 25, 2009, 11:43:54 AM
Well what's going on here?  :dunno:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch 181 was issued about an hour ago. It took until the 11:08 AM EDT LF to even show up on the bulletin page. There still has not been a Severe Thunderstorm Watch crawl and the tab for it has not appeared at all yet. Is this a problem with my Intellistar specifically?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 27, 2009, 04:12:54 PM
I don't know if it is just me, but over the past couple of days, some of the songs on the playlist sound different or remixed.  :dunno:
Video to come soon, a sped-up comparison of "Camouflage" by Boney James in both versions.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on April 27, 2009, 06:01:51 PM
I don't know if it is just me, but over the past couple of days, some of the songs on the playlist sound different or remixed.  :dunno:
Video to come soon, a sped-up comparison of "Camouflage" by Boney James in both versions.
I heard that too this morning. :wacko:

Also, why is "If I Could" by Phish being played during Daytime Hours during DE Flavors Only? :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 27, 2009, 07:06:15 PM
I don't know if it is just me, but over the past couple of days, some of the songs on the playlist sound different or remixed.  :dunno:
Video to come soon, a sped-up comparison of "Camouflage" by Boney James in both versions.
I heard that too this morning. :wacko:

Also, why is "If I Could" by Phish being played during Daytime Hours during DE Flavors Only? :thinking:
By DE Flavors, do you mean the one minute LF flavor (I don't have them memorized yet)?
If so, TWC always seems to play primetime music at 2:59 and 3:59 (also 4:59 on the weekends) in the afternoon. I have no idea why, but I have noticed it after it has been mentioned. I have also heard "Night Wind" by Ryan Farish as well on the daytime period.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on April 27, 2009, 07:26:58 PM
Here is your flavor guide:

D- 1:00
E- 1:00
K- 1:30
L- 2:00
M- 2:00

So basically, yes. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 27, 2009, 08:11:37 PM
I'm starting to think the regional map has been completely discontinued on my intellistar.. :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on April 27, 2009, 08:21:15 PM
I'm starting to think the regional map has been completely discontinued on my intellistar.. :hmm:
I have a feeling it can still draw it... your IntelliStar could possibly not have any room to show it though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 28, 2009, 11:08:38 AM
Wow, I am so confused! I just heard "Cuban Coffee" at 10:48 AM EDT and "Camouflage" at 10:58 AM EDT. BOTH sound off and like bizzarre remixes to me  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 28, 2009, 06:41:53 PM
I'm starting to think the regional map has been completely discontinued on my intellistar.. :hmm:
I have a feeling it can still draw it... your IntelliStar could possibly not have any room to show it though.
Oh it can draw it I'm sure, it just chooses not to. >.<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 28, 2009, 10:14:38 PM
Wow, that was one late LF! That last LF started just 5 seconds before 10:10!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 29, 2009, 04:00:48 PM
What the heck is this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlooqI8tu54# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlooqI8tu54#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on April 29, 2009, 04:17:32 PM
What the heck is this?
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlooqI8tu54#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlooqI8tu54#[/url])


From the looks of your video, the audio and video during ICHT weren't in sync, so for whatever reason they played a piece of production music from the VideoHelper Library (it's been used before on EE and WC) during the LF.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on April 29, 2009, 04:37:13 PM
From the looks of your video, the audio and video during ICHT weren't in sync, so for whatever reason they played a piece of production music from the VideoHelper Library (it's been used before on EE and WC) during the LF.
Ah, okay. I had heard this at school and thought it was another one of those LF music act-ups.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on April 30, 2009, 06:26:45 PM
Does anyone know what screens were shown during the 1 minute flavor on the XL v1?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on April 30, 2009, 06:42:34 PM
Does anyone know what screens were shown during the 1 minute flavor on the XL v1?
DE (Original)    1:00    Current Conditions, Regional Conditions, Regional Forecast, Extended Forecast, Radar
DE (Modified)    1:00    Current Conditions, 36 Hour Forecast, The Week Ahead, Radar

^ from the Wikipedia article... I hope this helps somehow.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on April 30, 2009, 09:13:35 PM
There was another version used roughly from 2002-03 that involved the Daypart and Regional/Metro maps. They were replaced by the 24-hour forecast in 2003.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 01, 2009, 11:19:24 AM
I know this is one VERY minuscule little thing, but I think the word "Weather" was changed when it displays as "Local Weather ID" during the LF in the LDL. Instead of being displayed as "Local Weather ID" it was changed to say "Local weather ID", so the w was lowercased. I do not know this for sure, but it looks that way to me.

Also, did the Falsepoint precip counter have to manually reset this morning? When I woke up, it actually said "May Precip: 7.6", and it now says "May Precip 0.0"
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on May 01, 2009, 11:24:40 AM
uhhhh, that's been like that with the Local weather ID ever since it's been getting displayed on the LDL. :dunno:

And why do you call it "FalsePoint"? I see nothing wrong with it nor HiRAD. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 01, 2009, 12:25:34 PM
uhhhh, that's been like that with the Local weather ID ever since it's been getting displayed on the LDL. :dunno:

And why do you call it "FalsePoint"? I see nothing wrong with it nor HiRAD. :unsure:
You and I have A LOT of disagreements then. They both produce illegitament observations that are
1) Not accurate
2) Not proven (where the location is)
3) And nothing beats the real thing

I call it Falsepoint because the results are not accurate. They are simply computer guesses. The results for April rainfall are in:
Lansing Capital City Arpt: 6.49"
Downtown Lansing guess (5 miles from Airport): 7.6"
See anything wrong?

And I was being nitpicky about the W being changed to lower case.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on May 01, 2009, 09:03:14 PM
Since I'm not a local IS viewer, please correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think there has ever been a capital "W" in "Local weather ID". :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 01, 2009, 09:34:23 PM
Since I'm not a local IS viewer, please correct me if I'm wrong, I don't think there has ever been a capital "W" in "Local weather ID". :huh:
This morning I thought there was, but then again, I also thought a lot of the text on the IS was also enlarged, so false alarm  :wacko:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 02, 2009, 01:27:00 AM
Zach is right, the W was never captialized even in the old LDL.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 02, 2009, 01:31:11 AM
Shame TWC doesn't team up with colleges, schools, and private business like weatherbug does for example. It would provide a lot more reporting locations. Granted they may not be reliable but the IS could easily switch to a backup when one of these were down.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on May 02, 2009, 02:07:09 AM
Shame TWC doesn't team up with colleges, schools, and private business like weatherbug does for example. It would provide a lot more reporting locations. Granted they may not be reliable but the IS could easily switch to a backup when one of these were down.
I've seen some of the WeatherBug stations, and many of them are dreadful in terms of accuracy and reliability.  If they were to be shown on the LF, I'd have someone pick out a handful for each region to check out their quality and deem them worthy of being reported.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: narunetto on May 02, 2009, 02:28:14 AM
The ones on wunderground are pretty accurate. I like that site more.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 02, 2009, 02:40:22 AM
Shame TWC doesn't team up with colleges, schools, and private business like weatherbug does for example. It would provide a lot more reporting locations. Granted they may not be reliable but the IS could easily switch to a backup when one of these were down.
I've seen some of the WeatherBug stations, and many of them are dreadful in terms of accuracy and reliability.  If they were to be shown on the LF, I'd have someone pick out a handful for each region to check out their quality and deem them worthy of being reported.
You have a good point!

The ones on wunderground are pretty accurate. I like that site more.
Yes Wunderground has a great network of personal weather stations. Its the place I stream my station to

Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 02, 2009, 12:02:06 PM
For those of you looking for 'Lost in the Garden' by Steve Glotzer ifrom Oct 08 overnight it's available as 'Sara's Garden' by Lynn Patrick.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/lynnpatrick3 (http://cdbaby.com/cd/lynnpatrick3)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 02, 2009, 12:07:00 PM
Yes Wunderground has a great network of personal weather stations. Its the place I stream my station to
They are okay, but a lot of them don't report sky conditions, so any sky condition you see on a personal weather station actually comes from the nearest airport. I've also came across a few that report inaccurate temperatures when the sun shines on them.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on May 03, 2009, 12:13:18 PM
I Think i just found all of Ursula's (http://www.lala.com/#search/Claudio%20Spiewak) twc tunes


please correct me if i'm wrong
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: WIWeather on May 03, 2009, 04:11:34 PM
Would it be awesome if Trammell Starks was included in one of TWC's monthly playlists? Imagine that!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 03, 2009, 04:17:21 PM
Yes Wunderground has a great network of personal weather stations. Its the place I stream my station to
They are okay, but a lot of them don't report sky conditions, so any sky condition you see on a personal weather station actually comes from the nearest airport. I've also came across a few that report inaccurate temperatures when the sun shines on them.
Ha i wish I could report sky conditions.  Equipment cost a fortune though <_<
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on May 03, 2009, 05:07:10 PM
Yes Wunderground has a great network of personal weather stations. Its the place I stream my station to
They are okay, but a lot of them don't report sky conditions, so any sky condition you see on a personal weather station actually comes from the nearest airport. I've also came across a few that report inaccurate temperatures when the sun shines on them.
Ha i wish I could report sky conditions.  Equipment cost a fortune though <_<
I would just report sky conditions myself manually just by looking at the sky.  Sometimes, the LF's sky conditions don't always match up with what you see out the window. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 03, 2009, 07:37:17 PM
Yes Wunderground has a great network of personal weather stations. Its the place I stream my station to
They are okay, but a lot of them don't report sky conditions, so any sky condition you see on a personal weather station actually comes from the nearest airport. I've also came across a few that report inaccurate temperatures when the sun shines on them.
Ha i wish I could report sky conditions.  Equipment cost a fortune though <_<
I would just report sky conditions myself manually just by looking at the sky.  Sometimes, the LF's sky conditions don't always match up with what you see out the window. :rolleyes:
Well, that seems a little far-fetched to always look at the sky and report it on a computer. For some reason, I can't even send in daily reports to CoCoRaHS anymore (I was the first person to register in the entire state of Michigan the morning it finally opened to Michigan residents in June of last year). That last sentence could open up a whole debate, IMO. HiRAD doesn't report correct sky CC to me, but that's just me.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 04, 2009, 05:52:35 PM
OMG, "Local On The 1's"!  :bleh:
Late K Flavor LF at 5:51 PM EDT with "Journey To The Light" by Ryan Farish and the big 9 second pause!  :thrilled:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 06, 2009, 07:14:22 PM
Hi Jesse.  :wave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKglFRdBYVQ&feature=channel_page# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKglFRdBYVQ&feature=channel_page#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwQBaITF-uQ&feature=channel_page# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwQBaITF-uQ&feature=channel_page#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-RTLkfs8g&feature=channel_page# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-RTLkfs8g&feature=channel_page#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 06, 2009, 09:45:12 PM
Were these taken when you went to Voorhees?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 06, 2009, 09:52:25 PM
Were these taken when you went to Voorhees?
yeah
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 07, 2009, 12:55:53 AM
I understand I have been posting a lot as of late.

The LDL has been on non-stop for an hour, with the same tabs (should only display during nat'l broadcasts) rotating for that time. I wonder what is going on  :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 07, 2009, 06:29:37 AM
Today marks two years since TWC tried out the failed "No Repeat Workday" concept, and the start of narration-free primetime playlists which lasted for nearly five months.

I still have clips during that night that were on my YT account, which were removed due to copyright infringement.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 07, 2009, 08:36:58 AM
Today marks two years since TWC tried out the failed "No Repeat Workday" concept, and the start of narration-free primetime playlists which lasted for nearly five months.

I still have clips during that night that were on my YT account, which were removed due to copyright infringement.
I was thinking about that, but I can't believe I actually forgot about that this morning!
I thought it was a refreshing change of pace, and I will never forget it. I sure wish I could have gotten some recordings!

Could you send me any clips you have from that night? I would greatly appreciate it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on May 07, 2009, 11:16:57 AM
Today marks two years since TWC tried out the failed "No Repeat Workday" concept, and the start of narration-free primetime playlists which lasted for nearly five months.

I still have clips during that night that were on my YT account, which were removed due to copyright infringement.

I wish they could do it again, but as you all know TWC does not care what we all think.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 07, 2009, 12:23:19 PM
Today marks two years since TWC tried out the failed "No Repeat Workday" concept, and the start of narration-free primetime playlists which lasted for nearly five months.

I still have clips during that night that were on my YT account, which were removed due to copyright infringement.

I wish they could do it again, but as you all know TWC does not care what we all think.
True that. If only they would.......
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 07, 2009, 03:29:03 PM
TWC must of gotten TONS of complaints if the concept only lasted for a day.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 07, 2009, 04:24:07 PM
Today marks two years since TWC tried out the failed "No Repeat Workday" concept, and the start of narration-free primetime playlists which lasted for nearly five months.

I still have clips during that night that were on my YT account, which were removed due to copyright infringement.
Wow that felt like it happened yesterday. :blink: I wish they could do that to the IntelliStar again. :P I don't mind many vocal songs but it doesn't fit with TWC's image. Or maybe it does seeing how screwy TWC has been lately..
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 07, 2009, 08:02:08 PM
I actually liked the vocal music on the LF. It was only during the evening playlist, which I didn't mind. I wouldn't want to hear it all day, though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 07, 2009, 08:21:29 PM
I actually liked the vocal music on the LF. It was only during the evening playlist, which I didn't mind. I wouldn't want to hear it all day, though.
Yeah, I really liked it too. I thought it was a refreshing change of pace, and it was an awesome surprise!  :thrilled:  :dance:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on May 07, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
Are they mixing in new music tonight? I didn't recognize the song that played a few mins. ago at 11:08pm.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 08, 2009, 05:18:54 AM
Wow, I just saw a new Vortex2 commercial. Only one more, and I update my big montage on youtube.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 09, 2009, 03:51:22 PM
IntelliStar LDL did not cue during Epic Conditions but did for a short time during this commercial break.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on May 09, 2009, 08:33:33 PM
According to Spring Rubber, the Local on the 8s logos seen on the National IntelliStars disappeared this morning. :(


Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldyRcZXBFI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldyRcZXBFI#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 14, 2009, 04:49:29 PM
A new group is taking over TWC"s music and changing it in July according to a reliable source from TWC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 14, 2009, 04:54:46 PM
A new group is taking over TWC"s music and changing it in July according to a reliable source from TWC.
So the current playlist is lasting through June as well?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 14, 2009, 05:01:02 PM
A new group is taking over TWC"s music and changing it in July according to a reliable source from TWC.
So the current playlist is lasting through June as well?
No, there'll be a June playlist. July, is when there'll be other genres besides jazz playing.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 14, 2009, 05:13:13 PM
Well, that's sort of like what's happening right now. We've got a few songs that aren't jazz, like the CC Gilmore and Thievery Corporation tracks.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 14, 2009, 05:21:57 PM
I think it's just a test. It seems they're going to make it permanent. I wish regular jazz was back, soundtrack and chill sounds awkward on TWC.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 15, 2009, 03:11:50 PM
I think it's just a test. It seems they're going to make it permanent. I wish regular jazz was back, soundtrack and chill sounds awkward on TWC.
I actually like what TWC is doing with their playlists now. As long as there is at least some jazz on there like there is now, I'm happy. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 15, 2009, 03:50:40 PM
I think it's just a test. It seems they're going to make it permanent. I wish regular jazz was back, soundtrack and chill sounds awkward on TWC.
I actually like what TWC is doing with their playlists now. As long as there is at least some jazz on there like there is now, I'm happy. :yes:
I feel the exact same way. The same old music for years on end does getboring, and if they add genres in that appeal to other people, they may get some new viewers as well :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 15, 2009, 03:52:06 PM
As long as they keep jazz , then i'm fine ^_^
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 16, 2009, 06:14:48 PM
As long as they keep jazz , then i'm fine ^_^
I agree. Im not a fan of some of those songs they are messing around with
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 17, 2009, 02:02:24 AM
Got some news everyone its about the Intellistar!

i got in contact with someone from The Weather Channel about the Narration (i know its not going anywhere) but here's what Lee Pettit, Manager of the Fall River account of The Weather Channel.

Quote
We are planning some product enhancements (software upgrade) to the IStar this summer and in fact, are already talking about developing the next generation of Star.  Hopefully one of these two initiatives will fix the problems you are having.
 
- Lee
Nope no big changes are going to happen to the IS. Straight from the horses mouth too...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on May 17, 2009, 07:32:38 AM
Got some news everyone its about the Intellistar!

i got in contact with someone from The Weather Channel about the Narration (i know its not going anywhere) but here's what Lee Pettit, Manager of the Fall River account of The Weather Channel.

Quote
We are planning some product enhancements (software upgrade) to the IStar this summer and in fact, are already talking about developing the next generation of Star.  Hopefully one of these two initiatives will fix the problems you are having.
 
- Lee
Nope no big changes are going to happen to the IS. Straight from the horses mouth too...
Based off their past patterns, a design change to the STAR is imminent sometime this year. Don't hold me to that though. I follow patterns, lol.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 17, 2009, 07:47:48 AM
Nope no big changes are going to happen to the IS. Straight from the horses mouth too...
Based off their past patterns, a design change to the STAR is imminent sometime this year. Don't hold me to that though. I follow patterns, lol.
Outside of the sound effects being disabled back in March, no major modifications have been made since the LDL was modified on September 3rd last year, or since the blue LDL replaced the black one in 2008 (depends on what your opinion of "major" is). To me, it is unusual to have this long of a period when nothing is modified on the Intellistar.......  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on May 17, 2009, 01:01:43 PM
Based off their past patterns, a design change to the STAR is imminent sometime this year. Don't hold me to that though. I follow patterns, lol.
Don't count on it. All focus is on the HD STAR.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 17, 2009, 01:31:54 PM
TWC might soon make a standard version of the HD Star. After all, another STAR may be due soon, since the XL was the newest STAR for only 5-6 years, and how technology had changed fast since work on the IntelliStar began in 2003.
...or since the blue LDL replaced the black one in 2003....
You mean 2008, right? ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 17, 2009, 01:38:01 PM
Based off their past patterns, a design change to the STAR is imminent sometime this year. Don't hold me to that though. I follow patterns, lol.
Don't count on it. All focus is on the HD STAR.
you REALLY should take his word on it
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on May 17, 2009, 01:47:54 PM
TWC might soon make a standard version of the HD Star.
...no.  ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 17, 2009, 01:51:43 PM
TWC might soon make a standard version of the HD Star. After all, another STAR may be due soon, since the XL was the newest STAR for only 5-6 years, and how technology had changed fast since work on the IntelliStar began in 2003.
...or since the blue LDL replaced the black one in 2008....
You mean 2008, right? ;)
Yes, that was an error on my part. I guess I said 2003 since I had just read that wikipedia article on Weatherstar XL and had the idea of 2003 implanted in my head. That was when the black bar originally came about.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on May 17, 2009, 06:14:28 PM
Based off their past patterns, a design change to the STAR is imminent sometime this year. Don't hold me to that though. I follow patterns, lol.
Don't count on it. All focus is on the HD STAR.
I'm willing to put money on the table that says that some sort of design change will happen between now and March of 2010.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 17, 2009, 07:08:12 PM
Based off their past patterns, a design change to the STAR is imminent sometime this year. Don't hold me to that though. I follow patterns, lol.
Don't count on it. All focus is on the HD STAR.
I'm willing to put money on the table that says that some sort of design change will happen between now and March of 2010.
Yeah, I would too. It has been a while since a major update has taken place, which is highly unusual to me  :blink: :o
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 18, 2009, 06:34:35 AM
Is anyone's IntelliStar/Weatherscan not reporting airport delays right now?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on May 18, 2009, 06:46:56 AM
Is anyone's IntelliStar/Weatherscan not reporting airport delays right now?
My IntelliStar is reporting airport delays properly by saying Philadelphia Int'l is reporting no delays.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 18, 2009, 07:56:44 AM
Is anyone's IntelliStar/Weatherscan not reporting airport delays right now?
My IntelliStar is reporting airport delays properly by saying Philadelphia Int'l is reporting no delays.
Yeah, mine is working the same way as well, Jesse. I wonder why though, that it never does report delays, as I have seen delays according to Lansing's Capital City Arpt website before.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: hen7713 on May 18, 2009, 05:23:32 PM
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll118/henry7713/IMG_2080.jpg)
That's part off the glitches
the IS background during the LF is missing, also.
I'll upload those images later.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 18, 2009, 05:29:31 PM
Yeah, mine is working the same way as well, Jesse. I wonder why though, that it never does report delays, as I have seen delays according to Lansing's Capital City Arpt website before.
I have the same problem with Atlantic City and Lehigh Valley Airport, as these airports are used in the Weatherscans here. My guess is they don't report them publicly to the FAA or something.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 18, 2009, 06:24:34 PM
Hmm my local radar showed snow for a second. Kinda funny
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on May 18, 2009, 06:27:52 PM
thats all they should do is discontinue the narration on the 36/48hr

and maybe this chaos would stop
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on May 18, 2009, 07:04:59 PM
Hmm my local radar showed snow for a second. Kinda funny

I been getting the snow and mix indicators on my radar again, I guess 60's qualify for snow in May now.  :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 18, 2009, 10:00:27 PM
Hmm my local radar showed snow for a second. Kinda funny

I been getting the snow and mix indicators on my radar again, I guess 60's qualify for snow in May now.  :P
Yep, same here. I noticed them on as of the 3:59 PM EDT LF. It seems to me like they have been permanently turned on again :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 18, 2009, 10:13:15 PM
I saw snow mistakenly being shown on one of the radar frames earlier which caused the indicators to show.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on May 19, 2009, 03:38:03 PM
([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll118/henry7713/IMG_2080.jpg[/url])
That's part off the glitches
the IS background during the LF is missing, also.
I'll upload those images later.

What's your STAR ID#?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: hen7713 on May 19, 2009, 06:02:29 PM
Quoted Image Removed
That's part off the glitches
the IS background during the LF is missing, also.
I'll upload those images later.
What's your STAR ID#?
24688
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Evan2015 on May 19, 2009, 06:35:28 PM
Is anyone's IntelliStar/Weatherscan not reporting airport delays right now?
I wouldn't know, even though, IS does show airport and so does weatherscan's upper crawl, i don't pay att'n :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on May 19, 2009, 08:37:08 PM
Here's an High Quality pic of the Istar background

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3567/ibackstar2.jpg) (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ibackstar2.jpg)

 (http://g.imageshack.us/img132/ibackstar2.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on May 19, 2009, 08:56:40 PM
Here's an High Quality pic of the Istar background
if you want the IntelliStar backgrounds, all you had to do was ask :P

(http://f.imagehost.org/0460/domestic.png)
(http://f.imagehost.org/0159/domesticBulletin.png)
(http://f.imagehost.org/0829/domesticMarine.png)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 21, 2009, 08:32:52 PM
I seem to be noticing that there are some discrepancies between the Lansing and E.L. Intellistar units. Namely, the music sounds remixed and different as compared to the Lansing headend.

Here is a video to exemplify this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tet-qmVJCaQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tet-qmVJCaQ#)

I honestly don't understand this, as to why the music sound different on the E.L. headend as opposed to the Lansing headend. I have no idea why, but this is driving me crazy.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tuez13 on May 21, 2009, 10:07:30 PM
I've been noticing that the LF has been a little different recently, too.  My IS sometimes skips the detailed current conditions (first slide) and goes straight to the regional temp map, which never used to happen.  It also occasionally skips the 'currently in our area...bla bla bla' on the first slide.  I have noticed this happening in the past week and a half during Weather Center and other live programming like that, during the normal LOT8s versus the shortened version after programs like When Weather Changed History, etc.  It seems as though TWC is attempting to switch up the LF somehow but has failed...much like the design aspect for the current LF (backgrounds/transitions/etc).  I'd be happy with the detailed currents, regional temps, radar, daypart forecast graphic and 7-day.  Just my 5 cents...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on May 21, 2009, 10:11:18 PM
I've been noticing that the LF has been a little different recently, too.  My IS sometimes skips the detailed current conditions (first slide) and goes straight to the regional temp map, which never used to happen.  It also occasionally skips the 'currently in our area...bla bla bla' on the first slide.  I have noticed this happening in the past week and a half during Weather Center and other live programming like that, during the normal LOT8s versus the shortened version after programs like When Weather Changed History, etc.  It seems as though TWC is attempting to switch up the LF somehow but has failed...much like the design aspect for the current LF (backgrounds/transitions/etc).  I'd be happy with the detailed currents, regional temps, radar, daypart forecast graphic and 7-day.  Just my 5 cents...

Your right, as of last Friday, they have been experimenting with new flavors most of which don't include the Current Conditions screen anymore.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 23, 2009, 01:23:25 AM
So, does HiRAD work for sites in other countries? Ever since Hamilton, Ontario was put on my metro map and now E.L.'s, there never has been a sky CC, but simply a temperature. Sometimes, there is no observation at all. This still happens, even during the HiRAD days.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 23, 2009, 11:04:17 AM
AFAIK, HiRAD only works in the lower 48, so it's probably a reporting station that's on there. It's quite possible the reporting station is simply not reporting sky conditions. There are some around here that are like this, such as Andover, NJ and the inner harber in Baltimore.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 24, 2009, 10:43:11 AM
Does anyone know if the IntelliStar still has its "significant weather mode," when the radar is shown more and other products (air quality, traffic products, etc) are shown less? I haven't seen this here since April 2007, and we've had plenty of winter storms and severe weather events since. Has this feature been discontinued?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on May 24, 2009, 01:35:25 PM
It was never a feature, but rather just a temporary playlist created and manually sent out to certain STARs by the STAR Team.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: curtjr4 on May 24, 2009, 02:55:11 PM
So, does HiRAD work for sites in other countries? Ever since Hamilton, Ontario was put on my metro map and now E.L.'s, there never has been a sky CC, but simply a temperature. Sometimes, there is no observation at all. This still happens, even during the HiRAD days.
For Hamilton, Ontario I have only seen the sky condition once durring a cc segment... but that was about 8 months ago...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 24, 2009, 07:57:56 PM
Since when was the warning tone only four beeps? I just noticed this here tonight.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on May 24, 2009, 08:06:28 PM
Since when was the warning tone only four beeps? I just noticed this here tonight.

It's been like that for a while, I recorded some LF with the warning tone back in February and I think that's the last time I ever heard it sound off 7 beeps.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on May 24, 2009, 09:33:43 PM
More cowbell beeping :P
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on May 24, 2009, 10:18:14 PM
Does anyone know if the IntelliStar still has its "significant weather mode," when the radar is shown more and other products (air quality, traffic products, etc) are shown less? I haven't seen this here since April 2007, and we've had plenty of winter storms and severe weather events since. Has this feature been discontinued?
I am not sure there is any mode for it, but you can see this in my "June 7th Flash Flooding" Video. I am guessing that in times of severe weather, the radar would need more time to loop, and there would be less time for other products.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on May 25, 2009, 07:28:39 PM
This morning there was a malfunction with the local on the 8s bug. It showed the old one instead of the new one.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on May 25, 2009, 07:47:59 PM
Did it happen at 4:58 AM ET or at some other time?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on May 25, 2009, 08:13:09 PM
It happened between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Today
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on May 27, 2009, 10:11:37 PM
Has anyone been able to find "Both Sides" by Roger Smith?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on May 27, 2009, 10:12:47 PM
Has anyone been able to find "Both Sides" by Roger Smith?
yes
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 02, 2009, 05:42:38 PM
Well, TWC has been having sporadic audio issues today. I notice the audio was out from 6:59 AM EDT to approximately 8:50 AM EDT this morning, and the 5:18 PM EDT LF had music 45 seconds in, until that LF became silent. Oddly, a 5 or so second clip from a Petsmart commercial played during that LF. The music was fine for the 5:28 PM EDT LF, but the 5:38 LF was silent, completely.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 03, 2009, 06:47:42 AM
Apparently, the LF only allows enough time for two forecast periods on the text based, no matter what flavor.......  :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: woddfellow2 on June 08, 2009, 09:59:50 PM
My DirecTV receiver just cued a Local Forecast during identification...

[2009-06-08T21:08-0500] Update: It happened again during LOT8s open!

[2009-06-09T02:10-0500] Update: My DirecTV receiver just went through an entire LF without cuing.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on June 15, 2009, 08:47:06 AM
Think something's wrong with the HD LF right now? :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on June 15, 2009, 03:27:32 PM
Does anyone know the old XL v.2 1 minute flavor lineup? I swore it included the regional forecast and the daypart forecast, but I'm not too sure. And I haven't had any luck finding a video of it..
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 15, 2009, 03:36:20 PM
I swore it included the regional forecast and the daypart forecast, but I'm not too sure. And I haven't had any luck finding a video of it..
Pretty sure it did at one point, most likely from 2002-2003. This lineup is shown in one of the old release notes for the XL. But, the first lineup for XL v.2 was CC>Regional Conditions>Regional Forecast>EF>Radar, which I assumed lasted from the version 2 launch until the daypart was introduced in the spring of 2002.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on June 15, 2009, 03:48:20 PM
I swore it included the regional forecast and the daypart forecast, but I'm not too sure. And I haven't had any luck finding a video of it..
Pretty sure it did at one point, most likely from 2002-2003. This lineup is shown in one of the old release notes for the XL. But, the first lineup for XL v.2 was CC>Regional Conditions>Regional Forecast>EF>Radar, which I assumed lasted from the version 2 launch until the daypart was introduced in the spring of 2002.
Oh yes, that was the one. I don't know why I thought the daypart forecast was included. Thanks!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 17, 2009, 10:23:32 AM
Anyone notice anything wrong here?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 17, 2009, 02:12:39 PM
I just uploaded several August 2008 playlist clips I forgot about to YouTube. If there's demand I'll add more.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 17, 2009, 02:34:35 PM
Well, big news today. I turned on TWC 45 minutes ago and I notced a few configuration changes. Charlotte, just SW of Lansing, was added on the Local Radar Screen. The almanac title was also changed to Lansing (instead of "Lansing Capital City Airport"), and the airport name under the airporttab on the LDL was changed from "Lansing Capital City Arpt" to "Capital Reg. Int'l Airport". Also, Grand Ledge, and Eaton Rapids, all outlying communities of Lansing and all in the same county as Charlotte, were added as additional current conditions sites under the "now" tab and also under te forecast tab. I am thinking that several units around the area were consolidated today. I called the STAR team with the number I was given, and I of course had to leave a voicemail. I will leave a notification on TWC Classics. What's worse, I come home this morning from the E.L. headend, and everything was as it previously was. I was not recording during the change :-(
I am noticing that looping info is also gone on the Local Forecast, and that there is absolutely no information on the station ID. Now, is this happening nationally? Is this just a new thing TWC is trying out, or could it actually be consolidation of Lansing area headends?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 17, 2009, 03:17:57 PM
Well, big news today. I turned on TWC 45 minutes ago and I notced a few configuration changes. Charlotte, just SW of Lansing, was added on the Local Radar Screen. The almanac title was also changed to Lansing (instead of "Lansing Capital City Airport"), and the airport name under the airporttab on the LDL was changed from "Lansing Capital City Arpt" to "Capital Reg. Int'l Airport". Also, Grand Ledge, and Eaton Rapids, all outlying communities of Lansing and all in the same county as Charlotte, were added as additional current conditions sites under the "now" tab and also under te forecast tab. I am thinking that several units around the area were consolidated today. I called the STAR team with the number I was given, and I of course had to leave a voicemail. I will leave a notification on TWC Classics. What's worse, I come home this morning from the E.L. headend, and everything was as it previously was. I was not recording during the change :-(
I am noticing that looping info is also gone on the Local Forecast, and that there is absolutely no information on the station ID. Now, is this happening nationally? Is this just a new thing TWC is trying out, or could it actually be consolidation of Lansing area headends?

I haven't paid attention to any changes on my STAR, but I have seen blank station IDs today.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 17, 2009, 05:25:35 PM
I have seen blank station IDs today.
I thought my IntelliSTAR was broken. :blink: :wacko:

Thanks for clarifying Tavores. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 17, 2009, 05:31:57 PM
Well, I will upload a video momentarily of how it looks here in Lansing. My theory is that several units around the area consolidated into one- mine. I am going to my dad's place over there in Haslett to see if this is indeed the case.

Edit: I checked over my clip from this afternoon again. I see the looping information on the sat/rad product was gone for the 4:08 PM EDT LF but back for the 4:28 PM EDT LF. Thus, this big change (whatever it may be; I am not sure what has happened yet) most likely happened between 11 AM EDT and 11:30 AM EDT.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Darr'chelle on June 17, 2009, 05:59:16 PM
No blank station IDs, map changes, etc. My almanac does show No Report for the Yesterday Actual field.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on June 17, 2009, 06:08:26 PM
When did the station IDs disappear?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 17, 2009, 06:09:09 PM
Well, I will upload a video momentarily of how it looks here in Lansing. My theory is that several units around the area consolidated into one- mine. I am going to my dad's place over there in Haslett to see if this is indeed the case.
Most of the time, when you mention your Star to the Star Team about requests, they make other tweaks to the system too. It doesn't necessarily mean there was a headend expansion.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 17, 2009, 06:42:39 PM
Well, I will upload a video momentarily of how it looks here in Lansing. My theory is that several units around the area consolidated into one- mine. I am going to my dad's place over there in Haslett to see if this is indeed the case.
Most of the time, when you mention your Star to the Star Team about requests, they make other tweaks to the system too. It doesn't necessarily mean there was a headend expansion.
I just talked to my dad about it, and he said that there was a seperate ad crawl and the Local weather ID shown was 22842. I would like the almanac to say more than just "Lansing", but I have a feeling though that the STAR team will not respond to my postings on TWC Classics  <_<

When did the station IDs disappear?
They had been gone all day, on both the E.L. and Lansing units. I noticed that the station ID returned as of 4:57 PM EDT.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 17, 2009, 06:44:18 PM
FYI, I think Almanacs are based from the closest metropolitan city. Billy's almanac comes out of Harrisburg. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 17, 2009, 07:18:13 PM
Here's a video of that blank station ID, today was my first time actually seeing on TV in person.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moVZPhTf51k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moVZPhTf51k)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on June 17, 2009, 08:27:11 PM
FYI, I think Almanacs are based from the closest metropolitan city. Billy's almanac comes out of Harrisburg. :thumbsup:
Nope. As of a while back, they changed it to York Airport.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 17, 2009, 08:40:56 PM
FYI, I think Almanacs are based from the closest metropolitan city. Billy's almanac comes out of Harrisburg. :thumbsup:
Nope. As of a while back, they changed it to York Airport.

 :doh: :wall: I need to pay more attention to your videos then.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: LFMusicFan on June 17, 2009, 10:03:59 PM
Anyone know the name of this song? I think I took it off of someone's video, but I can't find it now. It's from February 2008 overnight.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 17, 2009, 10:25:12 PM
Anyone know the name of this song? I think I took it off of someone's video, but I can't find it now. It's from February 2008 overnight.
That's "The Joy of Being" by Joseph Akins. I couldn't find that song earlier because TWC mistakenly labeled the artist as "Joseph Atkins" instead. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 18, 2009, 12:26:40 AM
Well here we go, here is how it all looked before the change:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35g4Dz47sFk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35g4Dz47sFk#)

And now after the change:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH4zc1yxpiI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH4zc1yxpiI#)
About 14 months after Capital City Airport's name was changed to Capital Region International Airport, it finally updates on the Intellistar here.

Here are the primary changes included:
-The listing formerly labeled "Capital City Arpt" on the 8 city guesses segment now says "Capital Region Int'l", but it takes too much room as the l in "Int'l" is hidden underneath the temperature. It should be changed to take up two lines, IMO.
-Charlotte was added southwest of Lansing on the "Local Radar" segment.
-The almanac title was changed from "Lansing Capital City Arpt" to just "Lansing"


Here is another video which includes a full LDL cycle on Weather Center:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo_SZ2E-kRg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo_SZ2E-kRg#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on June 18, 2009, 05:57:09 AM
Interesting changes  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on June 18, 2009, 04:01:44 PM
WTF Happened with the audio at 4:01 PM EDT?!?! :blink:

Edit: It just did it again between 5:00 and 5:03 PM EDT.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 18, 2009, 04:11:02 PM
WTF Happened with the audio at 4:01 PM EDT?!?! :blink:
That has nothing to do with the LF. ;)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wstarcraze on June 18, 2009, 04:16:03 PM
Oops. :pinch:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 18, 2009, 04:20:37 PM
WTF Happened with the audio at 4:01 PM EDT?!?! :blink:
Hmm, I guess the PM Edition Intro didn't play correctly  :wacko:
I can upload a clip if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 18, 2009, 04:54:56 PM
More updates today! I will post videos as soon as I publish and upload them.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 18, 2009, 06:04:22 PM
Sorry for the double post, but here is the first video, with a freeway update to all maps:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jURJgJA45-o# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jURJgJA45-o#)

And here is the update to the listing of my area's airport on my 8 city guesses segment, and also the metro map shift as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JogF-jHko4c# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JogF-jHko4c#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 19, 2009, 04:22:21 PM
During the time that the station IDs were blank, the moon almanac was removed from my STAR.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 19, 2009, 09:54:33 PM
Finally tuned the colors to help my I-Star look perfect (it might look like a mirage but it looks like the sun is moving on the top right and the sun could somewhat be seen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8rGXAHMyTQ&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8rGXAHMyTQ&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 20, 2009, 08:49:04 PM
Hey Guys breaking news

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1007/traffic2.jpg) (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/traffic2.jpg/)

And here is the video of it enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5M3htnPezM&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5M3htnPezM&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 20, 2009, 08:51:16 PM
Hey Guys breaking news

([url]http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1007/traffic2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://img197.imageshack.us/i/traffic2.jpg/[/url])

And here is the video of it enjoy!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5M3htnPezM&fmt=18#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5M3htnPezM&fmt=18#[/url])

What about it? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 20, 2009, 08:57:31 PM
Hey Guys breaking news

([url]http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1007/traffic2.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://img197.imageshack.us/i/traffic2.jpg/[/url])

And here is the video of it enjoy!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5M3htnPezM&fmt=18#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5M3htnPezM&fmt=18#[/url])

What about it? :unsure:


Maybe the serious injuries and other stuff being reported on that Traffic report. :rolleyes:. That's interesting though, I don't see traffic reports that long that often, and I have never seen it report "Serious injuries".
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 21, 2009, 01:18:03 AM
Wow, I never seen a traffic report that explained injuries! And we've had plenty of those kinds of accidents here for sure. Usually when there's accidents involving injuries and especially deaths it would say something along the lines of "closed for investigations."
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on June 21, 2009, 01:34:01 AM
I saw a report here once last year that explained deaths on Rt-28. That's the only one I can recall though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 22, 2009, 12:02:07 AM
That was weird; just now they showed a Local Forecast sponsor graphic prior to the forecast saying that the LF was sponsored by Foster Grant, but the Canon logo ended up displaying during the LF.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on June 22, 2009, 12:10:24 AM
I saw a report here once last year that explained deaths on Rt-28. That's the only one I can recall though.
I think ive seen a couple like that too
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 22, 2009, 12:13:50 AM
That was weird; just now they showed a Local Forecast sponsor graphic prior to the forecast saying that the LF was sponsored by Foster Grant, but the Canon logo ended up displaying during the LF.
Wow, looking over my clip of it, I see that. Odd  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 22, 2009, 12:41:01 AM
Odd, I see TWC is still showing the First Day Of Summer Intro and the Stay Tuned sponsor segments, even the day after. Are they waiting until the First Day is "technically" over at 1:46 AM EDT?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on June 22, 2009, 12:46:52 AM
Odd, I see TWC is still showing the First Day Of Summer Intro and the Stay Tuned sponsor segments, even the day after. Are they waiting until the First Day is "technically" over at 1:46 AM EDT?
For those on the west coast it's still not over. ;)

Plus, TWC's broadcasting day begins/ends at 4am et.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 22, 2009, 01:09:22 AM
Odd, I see TWC is still showing the First Day Of Summer Intro and the Stay Tuned sponsor segments, even the day after. Are they waiting until the First Day is "technically" over at 1:46 AM EDT?
For those on the west coast it's still not over. ;)

Plus, TWC's broadcasting day begins/ends at 4am et.
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for letting me know  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Stephen on June 22, 2009, 02:19:16 AM
Plus, TWC's broadcasting day begins/ends at 4am et.
Although, the commercials/sponsors don't switch over until 5 AM ET.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 22, 2009, 08:45:43 AM
my twc feed just got knocked out since the local radar at 8:38am edt has this happened to anyone else?

Only the audio is working and Local ad inserts are working

Main TWC video feed is down on my star + local forecast
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 22, 2009, 08:57:43 AM
my twc feed just got knocked out since the local radar at 8:38am edt has this happened to anyone else?

Only the audio is working and Local ad inserts are working

Main TWC video feed is down on my star + local forecast
This exact same problem happened with the E.L. STAR back on Memorial Day. It may take a couple of days for video feed to get restored, so be sure to notify the STAR team about it. The Intellistar here in Lansing is working properly.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 22, 2009, 09:08:19 AM
my twc feed just got knocked out since the local radar at 8:38am edt has this happened to anyone else?

Only the audio is working and Local ad inserts are working

Main TWC video feed is down on my star + local forecast
This exact same problem happened with the E.L. STAR back on Memorial Day. It may take a couple of days for video feed to get restored, so be sure to notify the STAR team about it. The Intellistar here in Lansing is working properly.

Mine is working fine too, I was recording a segment then that I missed an hour before.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 22, 2009, 10:34:42 AM
just a big blank screen with no ldl and no video, Aaron did it take 3 days to come back on the E.L Star?

If so it's bad timing and i guess no LOT'48's for me :(
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 22, 2009, 12:11:09 PM
here's the video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6m9EiSq504&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6m9EiSq504&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 22, 2009, 12:55:55 PM
just a big blank screen with no ldl and no video, Aaron did it take 3 days to come back on the E.L Star?

If so it's bad timing and i guess no LOT'48's for me :(
I believe it took somewhere between 36 and 48 hours, but I am not 100% positive. I noticed the video feed went out right in the middle of the 3:29 PM EDT LF on 5/23, right as the metro map switched from the "today's forecast" product to the "tonight's forecast" product. I know it was out for 24 hours, but I went over to the thumb on the 24th, and then up to Houghton Lake that same evening. I came back on Memorial Day and the 1:38 PM EDT LF was fine.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 22, 2009, 05:43:39 PM
Well, I notice the forecast title here in the E.L. was changed. They took the "Area" part of the name off, so instead of "East Lansing Area" it just says "East Lansing". Odd, and I just now noticed it as of the last LF.  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 22, 2009, 06:48:49 PM
the problem was fixed 3hrs later  :D
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 22, 2009, 07:48:38 PM
Now I'm having that problem. :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 22, 2009, 08:31:30 PM
Wow, the 8:29 PM EDT LF just ran over Storm Stories!  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: beanboy89 on June 22, 2009, 08:39:44 PM
Wow, the 8:29 PM EDT LF just ran over Storm Stories!  :blink:
Master control aborted the local forecast. The 8:00 pm episode of Storm Stories ran late (until 8:30), then the LF started, and master cut it off after about 15 seconds and started the 8:30 episode of Storm Stories. Since the STARs had already cued, they remained running over the beginning of the 8:30 episode.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 22, 2009, 08:42:20 PM
Anyone know if the video feed problem is on TWC's end or my cable provider Comcast? I can't check any of the other channels because unfortunately my cable remote is broken of all days...... <_<

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlbXmNWudo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlbXmNWudo#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on June 23, 2009, 01:26:55 AM
Anyone know if the video feed problem is on TWC's end or my cable provider Comcast? I can't check any of the other channels because unfortunately my cable remote is broken of all days...... <_<

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlbXmNWudo#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlbXmNWudo#[/url])

Video removed?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 23, 2009, 06:27:51 AM
Anyone know if the video feed problem is on TWC's end or my cable provider Comcast? I can't check any of the other channels because unfortunately my cable remote is broken of all days...... <_<

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlbXmNWudo#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlbXmNWudo#[/url])

Tavores, it is for sure your specific Comcast headend. Like I said in a previous post in this thread, it happened to the E.L. headend back in late May. This is bound to happen to every headend across the country at some point, we just don't know how many headends it happens to and how frequently because there are only a limited amount of us who would even know what is going on. I would suggest reporting it to the STAR team at TWC Classics. That method seems to have worked for Alejandro.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 23, 2009, 06:28:45 AM
Video removed?
He probably removed it because someone rated it a one star.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 23, 2009, 07:44:57 AM
Video removed?
He probably removed it because someone rated it a one star.

No, I removed it because I figured out what the problem is, there's a cable outage here.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 23, 2009, 09:06:48 AM
Does 7and5 have a CD out? I just got this email from Melissa Medori:
Quote
Hi Aaron,
 
The July playlist is not yet finalized, but feel free to check back in a few days.  To submit music, you are welcome to send a song, in compact disc format, to Local Forecast Music, The Weather Channel, 300 Interstate N. Pkwy, SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.
and I would like to send a CD down there ASAP.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: woddfellow2 on June 23, 2009, 02:02:42 PM
My DirecTV receiver just cued an LM flavour Local Forecast at the beginning of Storm Stories after the 12:58 CDT LF... o_O
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 23, 2009, 02:09:51 PM
Tavores, it is for sure your specific Comcast headend. Like I said in a previous post in this thread, it happened to the E.L. headend back in late May. This is bound to happen to every headend across the country at some point, we just don't know how many headends it happens to and how frequently because there are only a limited amount of us who would even know what is going on. I would suggest reporting it to the STAR team at TWC Classics. That method seems to have worked for Alejandro.
I had a similar problem back in January where my feed was black, but I was still getting the local ad insets. The feed then returned later that day, but for a month after that my headend, located in Cherry Hill, was pulling a feed from the Willingboro headend, and therefore received their Burlington-based IntelliStar. The problem was finally fixed on February 4 after contacting Comcast many times about it.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on June 23, 2009, 04:14:33 PM
Tavores, it is for sure your specific Comcast headend. Like I said in a previous post in this thread, it happened to the E.L. headend back in late May. This is bound to happen to every headend across the country at some point, we just don't know how many headends it happens to and how frequently because there are only a limited amount of us who would even know what is going on. I would suggest reporting it to the STAR team at TWC Classics. That method seems to have worked for Alejandro.
I had a similar problem back in January where my feed was black, but I was still getting the local ad insets. The feed then returned later that day, but for a month after that my headend, located in Cherry Hill, was pulling a feed from the Willingboro headend, and therefore received their Burlington-based IntelliStar. The problem was finally fixed on February 4 after contacting Comcast many times about it.
Bet that was a real pain to explain to the comcast support!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 24, 2009, 06:23:25 AM
They fixed the cable problem.  :)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: tpirfan28 on June 24, 2009, 08:09:58 AM
I think the music randomizer is broken...the same guitar song that repeats over and over has repeated over and over and over again for like the last hour.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on June 24, 2009, 09:30:08 AM
I think the music randomizer is broken...the same guitar song that repeats over and over has repeated over and over and over again for like the last hour.
I thought that was the case a couple days ago as well, so it's not just me that thinks the LF music randomization has been nonrandom lately. :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 24, 2009, 03:54:15 PM
Hmmm, TWC or the national IS doesn't seem to know what logo to cue at times, so it seems to cue the old one. :thinking:

(http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab313/TWCZach/General%20TWC%20Pics/2009-06-24_150047.jpg)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on June 24, 2009, 07:11:24 PM
Wish they would just play the darn songs in order or make it so they each get played equally.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 24, 2009, 07:33:49 PM
Wish they would just play the darn songs in order or make it so they each get played equally.

Yeah, I haven't heard "Colortones" by Ryan Farish, "Advanced Funk" by Maceo Parker, or "Distance to the Sun" by Gooding in a long time.  :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on June 25, 2009, 10:42:24 AM
Wish they would just play the darn songs in order or make it so they each get played equally.
Yeah, I haven't heard "Colortones" by Ryan Farish, "Advanced Funk" by Maceo Parker, or "Distance to the Sun" by Gooding in a long time.  :no:
During the older days of TWC, the songs were played in order within their respective time slots.  I'm not sure why that has been changed. :dunno:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on June 25, 2009, 02:51:20 PM
Yeah, I haven't heard "Colortones" by Ryan Farish, "Advanced Funk" by Maceo Parker, or "Distance to the Sun" by Gooding in a long time.  :no:
I heard Colortones earlier this morning.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 25, 2009, 02:55:25 PM
Yeah, I haven't heard "Colortones" by Ryan Farish, "Advanced Funk" by Maceo Parker, or "Distance to the Sun" by Gooding in a long time.  :no:
I heard Colortones earlier this morning.
That seems to be the song of the day getting overused. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 25, 2009, 02:56:26 PM
Yeah, I haven't heard "Colortones" by Ryan Farish, "Advanced Funk" by Maceo Parker, or "Distance to the Sun" by Gooding in a long time.  :no:
I heard Colortones earlier this morning.
That seems to be the song of the day getting overused. :yes:
I agree, I have heard it a lot today.  :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 25, 2009, 03:25:37 PM
Wish they would just play the darn songs in order or make it so they each get played equally.
Exactly. The current method gives me a headache when I try to record all the songs from the playlist at the beginning of the month.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 25, 2009, 03:32:16 PM
I wish this playlist would end already. It's getting on my nerves hearing the same particular songs hour after hour.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 25, 2009, 03:34:33 PM
I wish this playlist would end already. It's getting on my nerves hearing the same particular songs hour after hour.
I pray for more jazz music next month!
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 25, 2009, 03:35:41 PM
I wish this playlist would end already. It's getting on my nerves hearing the same particular songs hour after hour.
I pray for more jazz music next month!
Well Chris Geith will be on. Scott ward told me he sent a CD in late May so some Scott Ward might air in July. I wish there was some Steve Glotzer and more Jeanne.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on June 25, 2009, 03:37:01 PM
I wish this playlist would end already. It's getting on my nerves hearing the same particular songs hour after hour.
I pray for more jazz music next month!
Agreed.  :thumbsup: :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 25, 2009, 03:41:37 PM
Someone needs to send a PM to 7and5 on myspace (since I don't feel lyke dueing it because I am new to the site) so they will send a CD to TWC :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on June 25, 2009, 11:27:24 PM
I wish this playlist would end already. It's getting on my nerves hearing the same particular songs hour after hour.
I pray for more jazz music next month!
Agreed.  :thumbsup: :yes:
I'm hoping that the July playlist is better than this month's as well. :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: TWCToday on June 25, 2009, 11:28:13 PM
I wish this playlist would end already. It's getting on my nerves hearing the same particular songs hour after hour.
I pray for more jazz music next month!
Agreed.  :thumbsup: :yes:
I'm hoping that the July playlist is better than this month's as well. :yes:
Hope they keep it fairly "normal"
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 25, 2009, 11:31:44 PM
So do I. More jazz, less other genres please.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 25, 2009, 11:34:14 PM
We'll know what the final jury is on next month's playlist in just a week from now.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: jtmal0723 on June 26, 2009, 06:18:05 AM
I wish this playlist would end already. It's getting on my nerves hearing the same particular songs hour after hour.
I pray for more jazz music next month!
I pray for less jazz music next month! I'm sorry, I like the rock.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 26, 2009, 11:00:10 AM
i would like there to be a mix next month (just leave the overnight alone and keep it jazz)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 26, 2009, 11:18:30 AM
I liked the variety they used last month, a playlist like that would be good for next month.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 26, 2009, 11:34:45 AM
I liked the variety they used last month, a playlist like that would be good for next month.
So long as they include Breathe In and other music by 7and5, I don't care what else is on the playlist  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 26, 2009, 11:35:56 AM
ryan farish isn't jazz so obvoiusly TWC had played other styles besides jazz in the past.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 26, 2009, 01:20:53 PM
i wish this was a new flavor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMWjzNzzD8g&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMWjzNzzD8g&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Tyler on June 26, 2009, 01:32:31 PM
It makes no sense to me to start a LF with forecast products, then get into current products.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 26, 2009, 01:34:07 PM
that's just you, anyone could want it.

Any opinions?
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 26, 2009, 01:39:59 PM
I'm not for it. :no:

I'm actually one of the people who would go like this:

Radar>CC>Local Obs>Other Stuff Here>Forecast>Extended>Traffic
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 26, 2009, 02:06:33 PM
I'm not for it. :no:

I'm actually one of the people who would go like this:

Radar>CC>Local Obs>Other Stuff Here>Forecast>Extended>Traffic


Here's Zach's Idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB61NdDzMVM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB61NdDzMVM#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 26, 2009, 02:23:37 PM
Wow, I knew the randomness of the LF music is pretty bad, but I didn't know it was this bad! I received a request from Joseph (LightningFever86 on youtube) to upload a clip of "He Reigns" by Bernie Williams. According to my recordings, I couldn't find it at all yesterday, and I found it on one two minute LF from Wednesday (around noon) and on a 90 second flavor from that morning.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 26, 2009, 02:53:18 PM
UGH!!!  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 26, 2009, 05:19:58 PM
Hmm, I'm hearing "Walking Through" by Kaya Project, a primetime song on the daytime at 5:18 PM EDT  :blink:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 26, 2009, 06:31:00 PM
might be mixing the music before the playlist change,

Finally here is another flavor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZsXAQ--5A&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZsXAQ--5A&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 27, 2009, 03:19:06 AM
Woah new flavor at :08

Regional Doppler>local doppler>Regional satellite>almanac>air quality>Marine>Outdoor activity>Daypart>Tonight's forecast>36hr forecast>7 day outlook
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: curtjr4 on June 27, 2009, 03:32:35 AM
Aww, great. I new flavor :footinmouth: I am really getting upset about the new flavors. They are shorter for one to allow more commercials, and I like seeing the Current Conditions segment first. It will be a shame to see now flavors pop up like this :hmm:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 27, 2009, 05:28:09 AM
Well, that could have been due to the fact that you have traffic data and marine products. I don't, and I saw the Front Page CC as well as a few other things. What is odd is that I did see that HiRAD was temporarily out for that specific LF.
My guess is that the odd flavor you saw was due to the fact that HiRAD was out now that I look over my clip.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 27, 2009, 05:29:12 AM
I also see they have not switched to the daytime list yet, as I am hearing "Allure" by Ryan Farish at 5:28 AM EDT
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 27, 2009, 05:59:47 AM
Sorry for the triple post here, but I see "Make It Work" by Jeanne Ricks, one of the two dominant songs from overnight (the other being Celestial Soda Pop) continues the overnite playlist at 5:58 AM EDT.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 27, 2009, 11:09:28 AM
Woah new flavor at :08

Regional Doppler>local doppler>Regional satellite>almanac>air quality>Marine>Outdoor activity>Daypart>Tonight's forecast>36hr forecast>7 day outlook
Could HiRAD of been unavailable? That might of been why the local obs didn't show.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 27, 2009, 11:15:51 AM
Woah new flavor at :08

Regional Doppler>local doppler>Regional satellite>almanac>air quality>Marine>Outdoor activity>Daypart>Tonight's forecast>36hr forecast>7 day outlook
Could HiRAD of been unavailable? That might of been why the local obs didn't show.

Yep, that's what I said above. I checked my recording from last night and saw that for that particular LF only, the observation site said "Lansing" instead of "Downtown Lansing". It was only that LF, and every other LF had HiRAD available on it. I don't have traffic data, which is why mine opened to the Front Page CC screen and Alejandro's opened to the radar segments.

Notice the observation site in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxs2pLgjAV8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxs2pLgjAV8)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 27, 2009, 12:52:27 PM
on the LDL New Bedford was showing but HIRAD might have been down
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Spring Rubber on June 29, 2009, 05:33:32 AM
Something has definitely changed with the music timeslots. I know for sure that the daytime playlist doesn't start until 6 AM ET now. I'm not sure what's going on with the primetime playlist, though.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on June 29, 2009, 06:08:25 AM
I have noticed that lately too, I heard Carolina Shore by Trance Fury at 5:58 am EDT.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on June 29, 2009, 11:09:30 AM
There must be some errors going on with the music switching between time slots that they haven't detected yet.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 29, 2009, 11:15:23 AM
There must be some errors going on with the music switching between time slots that they haven't detected yet.
If the overnight list goes until 6 AM EDT every morning, I would think they made the change intentionally. It doesn't seem like an error to me. In fact, I am in favor of it, and with the overnight playlist orginally ending at 2 AM PDT, at least it would not end so early. Now I am more likely to catch the overnight songs I am looking for when I travel to record an XL  :biggrin:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Localonthe8s on June 29, 2009, 11:53:54 AM
I like it that the overnight list now goes to 6am. During school, I usually get up at that time so it'll be easy to catch overnight songs on my VCR. Only downside is that I can only fit 8 local's on the time schedule...
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 29, 2009, 11:55:17 AM
6AM makes sense. Most places are still pretty dark at the 5AM hour anyway.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on June 29, 2009, 12:50:36 PM
6AM makes sense. Most places are still pretty dark at the 5AM hour anyway.
Agreed.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 29, 2009, 04:42:30 PM
Fall River IntelliStar has been Discontinued

Now it is all New Bedford
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 29, 2009, 04:59:25 PM
Fall River IntelliStar has been Discontinued

Now it is all New Bedford
I thought New Bedford and Fall River had always been served by the same STAR, hence why the forecast was for "Fall River/New Bedford." :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 29, 2009, 05:00:42 PM
Fall River IntelliStar has been Discontinued

Now it is all New Bedford
I thought New Bedford and Fall River had always been served by the same STAR, hence why the forecast was for "Fall River/New Bedford." :unsure:


Not no more now my IStar only serves New Bedford now  :(

Videos of New alone Star  (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=gt1racer&view=videos)

And here's the new ldl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgUdECjC_5Y&fmt=18# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgUdECjC_5Y&fmt=18#)
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 29, 2009, 09:01:53 PM
Maybe your headend expanded and they chose New Bedford since it's centered on it's viewing area? :unsure:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on June 30, 2009, 12:28:55 AM
Maybe your headend expanded and they chose New Bedford since it's centered on it's viewing area? :unsure:

I guess your right Mike they expanded the headend, The cool thing about it is i get a better metro map, new radar cities and i see fall river on the CC cities more often.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on June 30, 2009, 11:50:22 AM
I could've sworn that this morning during the 8 AM and 9 AM hours, I was seeing the sponsors for Storm Stories that you would usually see on Local IntelliSTARs rather than the good old DBS logo for satellite customers. :thinking:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 30, 2009, 01:37:18 PM
What happened to Ryan Farish's Everlasting album? It's not on iTunes anymore.  :huh:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 30, 2009, 11:32:57 PM
Wow, I never seen a traffic report that explained injuries! And we've had plenty of those kinds of accidents here for sure. Usually when there's accidents involving injuries and especially deaths it would say something along the lines of "closed for investigations."
Just saw an incident saying "accident only left lane gets by - with injury."
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: wxntrafficfan on June 30, 2009, 11:46:11 PM
Wow, I never seen a traffic report that explained injuries! And we've had plenty of those kinds of accidents here for sure. Usually when there's accidents involving injuries and especially deaths it would say something along the lines of "closed for investigations."
Just saw an incident saying "accident only left lane gets by - with injury."
Did you record it? I am a traffic data fanatic, and I would really like to see it.  :yes:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on June 30, 2009, 11:50:21 PM
I'll try to see if it's still there on the next LF. They updated it to include that police and fire crew are there.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 01, 2009, 12:03:49 AM
I got it recorded but it will be awhile before I can upload the video. For now, here's a camera pic (I hope the text is readable).
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Zach on July 01, 2009, 12:12:59 AM
I just hope I don't see stuff like that at local street levels on the IntelliSTAR (the non-Highways). :hmm:


Anyways, I might be able to get Tampa IntelliSTAR clips this Friday. :thrilled:

My goal is to get 6 of them (one with the STAR ID). I aim to get the :08-:58 LFs in the hour that I'm at my grandmother's house if I go see her.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: toxictwister00 on July 01, 2009, 08:02:18 AM
Those generic human paper cut outs they were using for holiday openers in 2007 are back for the Independence Day opener. :thumbdown:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: CartoonJazzLover on July 01, 2009, 08:59:36 AM
Those generic human paper cut outs they were using for holiday openers in 2007 are back for the Independence Day opener. :thumbdown:
It's was also used in last year.
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: phw115wvwx on July 01, 2009, 09:06:35 AM
Those generic human paper cut outs they were using for holiday openers in 2007 are back for the Independence Day opener. :thumbdown:
It's was also used in last year.
The holiday openers used to be far more creative and interesting in earlier times.  It's a shame that they haven't been updated in some way for the past two years now. :no:
Title: Re: General LF Discussion
Post by: Mike M on July 01, 2009, 10:52:05 AM
Those generic human paper cut outs they were using for holiday openers in 2007 are back for the