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The Weather Channel 1982-1999 => Programming => Topic started by: Gil on August 06, 2008, 11:09:01 AM

Title: ETF?
Post by: Gil 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:
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: beanboy89 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.
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Mike M 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).
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Gil on August 06, 2008, 11:13:35 AM
2005??? Videos???

So it didn't appear on the 8's?
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Mike M 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.
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: lfmusiclover 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.
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: beanboy89 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)
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Gil on August 06, 2008, 11:17:27 AM
I didn;t see any on his YouTube channel. :(
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: beanboy89 on August 06, 2008, 11:17:54 AM
I didn;t see any on his YouTube channel. :(


Here is a link to the video: http://twctodayforums.com/forums/index.php/topic,391.0.html
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Mike M 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
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Concentric Eyewall on August 06, 2008, 11:23:31 AM
Here's (http://www.twcdan.com/videos/3q98/etf%20midnight%207-30-1998.html) an ETF segment from July 30th, 1998
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Mike M 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 (http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=publisher73&search_query=%22extended+travel+forecast&search=Search)
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Gil 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! :)
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Zach 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?
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Localonthe8s on August 06, 2008, 01:04:13 PM
For a second i thought the thread title was "WTF?" :lol:
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: beanboy89 on August 06, 2008, 01:05:52 PM
For a second i thought the thread title was "WTF?" :lol:
Well there was a WTF on TWC... the Weekend Travel Forecast. :yes:
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Concentric Eyewall on August 06, 2008, 01:19:55 PM
LOL :rofl:
Title: Re: ETF?
Post by: Spring Rubber on August 07, 2008, 01:33:58 AM
Okay, two things here.

1) Like a dummy, I just realized that I dated that ETF "20071104". It should be "20031104". D'oh!

2) During the final years of the ETF, it certainly didn't use the regular playlist. Oftentimes Dave would mention the name or the artist of the song and how it's so nice to hear it on TWC.