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Offline Gil

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ETF?
« on: August 06, 2008, 11:09:01 AM »
I feel really stupid for asking this, but what is the Extended Travel Forecast? :dunno:

I've seen videos. Was it in place of the Local On The 8's at certain times, or was it a standalone thing? Did it always use the same music as the LF playlist?

What the heck is it? :huh:
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 11:11:14 AM »
It was the successor to the Business Travel Forecast. It was a national segment that cycled through four-day forecasts for select cities.

As for the playlist, I believe it used the same playlist as the regular LF music.
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 11:11:58 AM »
It was a segment that aired from 1996-2005 that showed the forecast for cities around the country for the next four days. I believe it aired mostly during the overnight hours (at least during its last few years).

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Re: ETF?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 11:13:35 AM »
2005??? Videos???

So it didn't appear on the 8's?
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 11:14:26 AM »
2005??? Videos???

So it didn't appear on the 8's?
No, it aired immediately after an OCM segment. I think Spring Rubber has a video of the 2003-2005 version of the ETF during Overnight Outlook.

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Re: ETF?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008, 11:14:46 AM »
I think the ETF used a slightly different playlist. I remember hearing some songs on it that didn't air during the LF. Evening Tide by Physical Therapy is one that comes to mind.

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Re: ETF?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2008, 11:15:04 AM »
2005??? Videos???

So it didn't appear on the 8's?
Yeah, it lasted until 2005, but was only ever used during Overnight Outlook. I believe Steve (Spring Rubber) has a few videos of it from 2003 or 2005.

No, it was totally separate from the LOT8s.

(edit: Mike beat me to that first part)
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 11:17:27 AM »
I didn;t see any on his YouTube channel. :(
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 11:17:54 AM »
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 11:19:46 AM »
(edit: Mike beat me to that first part)
Well, at least you beat me on posting the link to the video. :P

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Re: ETF?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2008, 11:23:31 AM »
Here's an ETF segment from July 30th, 1998

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Re: ETF?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 11:25:45 AM »
Layne also has clips of the ETF from 1999 on his YouTube account. The version you see from late 1999 (with the Weatherscan-esque title bars) was used until 2003, I believe.

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=publisher73&search_query=%22extended+travel+forecast&search=Search

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Re: ETF?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 12:03:46 PM »
Wow, that's cool! Now that I think about it, I think I have seen it before. The 2005 version, that is...

Very cool. Too bad they discontinued it. :(

Thanks for the help, guys! :)
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2008, 01:01:40 PM »
The video that Spring Rubber had of the ETF, the LOT8s song that was used, did that song play back at night in September?
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Re: ETF?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 01:04:13 PM »
For a second i thought the thread title was "WTF?" :lol: