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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2015, 08:07:37 PM »
The LO8s need to be put back as it was before NBC went cuckoo with their changes.
See also #23622, Ch. 31, Hammond, La.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2015, 11:25:17 PM »
I can't remember HOW many times in the past year alone, I get ready for a run and need to check a radar to see if it is going to rain while I run.  I wait for 15-20 minutes on TWC and NOTHING comes up.  I have to go upstairs to a computer to the NWS website or even The WeatherSTAR simulator to get a radar.

That's the kind of behavior TWC was banking on to justify so much longform - people would go to computers, tablets, phones, etc. for actual weather, while people would turn on the TV for everything but.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2015, 08:51:47 PM »
Dave Clark will be talking about the coming changes with the Weatherbrains podcast tonight at 9:30 eastern, if anyone's interested.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2015, 11:15:47 PM »
Dave Clark will be talking about the coming changes with the Weatherbrains podcast tonight at 9:30 eastern, if anyone's interested.
Video keeps stalling so I hope someone else had better luck!

Dave said tonight TWC wants to go back to a 24/7 live Channel!  Of course the video stopped right after he said that. When the video came back, He said they would be rolling that out in the next few months. Weíll see if thatís true or itíll take a year.  Flick and a Forecast was one of their biggest mistakes Dave also said. Weather Geeks is staying Dave thinks it shiuld be an hour. Alís E-mail spat was not the reason WUWA got canceled. 

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2015, 02:04:05 AM »
That email would not have been enough to warrant cancelling a show.
I knew with Vivian's departure that it was financial.

In the beginning, you will probably be seeing a lot of the lower paid employees on camera.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2015, 05:00:40 PM »
Don't know if anyone saw this but here's the discussion on whether smooth jazz returns to the locals with @daveclark

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@wxdam But the important question in all of this, @daveclark, is whether or not we'll ever get our smooth jazz back on Local on the 8s?

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@daveclark And if I don't hold back the smooth jazz, you might literally end up with nothing to complain about.  So.....  :)


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@But the important question in all of this, @daveclark, is whether or not we'll ever get our smooth jazz back on Local on the 8s?

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@daveclark Maybe. A lot (!) wrong in your story. But this true: our strategy of focusing again on wx fans has worked and we are doubling down.

Don't know how to interpret this? :dunno:

https://twitter.com/daveclark/with_replies

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2015, 08:13:40 PM »
Looks like a troll to me, from the replies I read he said if samba would annoy the poster he'd be all for it.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2015, 08:15:46 PM »
I agree, i wouldn't look into it too seriously. Then again who knows.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2015, 08:36:03 PM »
But if he's at all serious about this that would be awesome!! Jazz has been gone so long for me I forget the excitement that I had with the channel. I remember back in 7th grade I would constantly check weather.com/music for the new playlist. But since about 2013 I migrated away from jazz and with the vocals on TWC and going to a new high school everything I listen to mostly is adult alternative with the only instrumentals being Ryan Farish (hence explains the vocal test playlists I put out and my spotify playlists being pretty much all vocals since early 2014).

And I feel this is really disappointing that something great and something that made my childhood years fun had to end!  :furious:  :censored: Now with the vocals hitting at a time where High School was just starting and the stress associated with it and the stupidity of immature kids and drama, God talk about a bad time to take away something I could have used to level it out.

I'm also angry because if TWC goes back to jazz, I will be really excited but those songs that they played years ago don't sound that great anymore  :cry3:  :no: I would have to regain interest but I think that's the right way to go but overall I'm upset that I reached a point where I really could care less. Maybe 2015 will be the lucky year.

Also I am still surprised that I didn't know Jazz was gone until May 2012! I watched TWC almost daily during that time?

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2015, 12:12:55 AM »
But if he's at all serious about this that would be awesome!! Jazz has been gone so long for me I forget the excitement that I had with the channel. I remember back in 7th grade I would constantly check weather.com/music for the new playlist. But since about 2013 I migrated away from jazz and with the vocals on TWC and going to a new high school everything I listen to mostly is adult alternative with the only instrumentals being Ryan Farish (hence explains the vocal test playlists I put out and my spotify playlists being pretty much all vocals since early 2014).

And I feel this is really disappointing that something great and something that made my childhood years fun had to end!  :furious:  :censored: Now with the vocals hitting at a time where High School was just starting and the stress associated with it and the stupidity of immature kids and drama, God talk about a bad time to take away something I could have used to level it out.

I'm also angry because if TWC goes back to jazz, I will be really excited but those songs that they played years ago don't sound that great anymore  :cry3:  :no: I would have to regain interest but I think that's the right way to go but overall I'm upset that I reached a point where I really could care less. Maybe 2015 will be the lucky year.

Also I am still surprised that I didn't know Jazz was gone until May 2012! I watched TWC almost daily during that time?
They do have newer music out there.  TWC would bring the genre back to where it was.  If it plays on TWC, it gets good recognition.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2015, 03:46:30 PM »
But if he's at all serious about this that would be awesome!! Jazz has been gone so long for me I forget the excitement that I had with the channel. I remember back in 7th grade I would constantly check weather.com/music for the new playlist. But since about 2013 I migrated away from jazz and with the vocals on TWC and going to a new high school everything I listen to mostly is adult alternative with the only instrumentals being Ryan Farish (hence explains the vocal test playlists I put out and my spotify playlists being pretty much all vocals since early 2014).

And I feel this is really disappointing that something great and something that made my childhood years fun had to end!  :furious: :censored: Now with the vocals hitting at a time where High School was just starting and the stress associated with it and the stupidity of immature kids and drama, God talk about a bad time to take away something I could have used to level it out.

I'm also angry because if TWC goes back to jazz, I will be really excited but those songs that they played years ago don't sound that great anymore  :cry3: :no: I would have to regain interest but I think that's the right way to go but overall I'm upset that I reached a point where I really could care less. Maybe 2015 will be the lucky year.

Also I am still surprised that I didn't know Jazz was gone until May 2012! I watched TWC almost daily during that time?


I adopted instrumental music as my music of choice in 1991, when i started watching TWC. I certainly didnt lose interest when TWC went to crap with the NBC takeover and the vocals on the LF's. If anything i love instrumental/jazz/new age more than ever, as this music has helped solidify my identity while at the same time losing interest in TWC altogether. I am thankful for 29 years of good LF music that TWC has played, and maybe, just maybe if all these changes pan out I might be a fan again.
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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2015, 07:56:50 PM »
But if he's at all serious about this that would be awesome!! Jazz has been gone so long for me I forget the excitement that I had with the channel. I remember back in 7th grade I would constantly check weather.com/music for the new playlist. But since about 2013 I migrated away from jazz and with the vocals on TWC and going to a new high school everything I listen to mostly is adult alternative with the only instrumentals being Ryan Farish (hence explains the vocal test playlists I put out and my spotify playlists being pretty much all vocals since early 2014).

And I feel this is really disappointing that something great and something that made my childhood years fun had to end!  :furious: :censored: Now with the vocals hitting at a time where High School was just starting and the stress associated with it and the stupidity of immature kids and drama, God talk about a bad time to take away something I could have used to level it out.

I'm also angry because if TWC goes back to jazz, I will be really excited but those songs that they played years ago don't sound that great anymore  :cry3: :no: I would have to regain interest but I think that's the right way to go but overall I'm upset that I reached a point where I really could care less. Maybe 2015 will be the lucky year.

Also I am still surprised that I didn't know Jazz was gone until May 2012! I watched TWC almost daily during that time?


I adopted instrumental music as my music of choice in 1991, when i started watching TWC. I certainly didnt lose interest when TWC went to crap with the NBC takeover and the vocals on the LF's. If anything i love instrumental/jazz/new age more than ever, as this music has helped solidify my identity while at the same time losing interest in TWC altogether. I am thankful for 29 years of good LF music that TWC has played, and maybe, just maybe if all these changes pan out I might be a fan again.
If TWC returns jazz/instrumentals then I'll probably subscribe to Time Warner Cable at this point and start recording again. I don't even give a damn if the locals are 2 mins long. I think 1 min locals are fine the way they are.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2015, 10:06:15 PM »
But if he's at all serious about this that would be awesome!! Jazz has been gone so long for me I forget the excitement that I had with the channel. I remember back in 7th grade I would constantly check weather.com/music for the new playlist. But since about 2013 I migrated away from jazz and with the vocals on TWC and going to a new high school everything I listen to mostly is adult alternative with the only instrumentals being Ryan Farish (hence explains the vocal test playlists I put out and my spotify playlists being pretty much all vocals since early 2014).

And I feel this is really disappointing that something great and something that made my childhood years fun had to end!  :furious: :censored: Now with the vocals hitting at a time where High School was just starting and the stress associated with it and the stupidity of immature kids and drama, God talk about a bad time to take away something I could have used to level it out.

I'm also angry because if TWC goes back to jazz, I will be really excited but those songs that they played years ago don't sound that great anymore  :cry3: :no: I would have to regain interest but I think that's the right way to go but overall I'm upset that I reached a point where I really could care less. Maybe 2015 will be the lucky year.

Also I am still surprised that I didn't know Jazz was gone until May 2012! I watched TWC almost daily during that time?


I adopted instrumental music as my music of choice in 1991, when i started watching TWC. I certainly didnt lose interest when TWC went to crap with the NBC takeover and the vocals on the LF's. If anything i love instrumental/jazz/new age more than ever, as this music has helped solidify my identity while at the same time losing interest in TWC altogether. I am thankful for 29 years of good LF music that TWC has played, and maybe, just maybe if all these changes pan out I might be a fan again.
If TWC returns jazz/instrumentals then I'll probably subscribe to Time Warner Cable at this point and start recording again. I don't even give a damn if the locals are 2 mins long. I think 1 min locals are fine the way they are.
That's what I did - I still have some of the recordings from the early 1990s when I was in high school.  That was before playlists were even out.  I remember finding the Rippingtons and then posting about it to a newsgroup on AOL (that goes way back guys) and got flamed for providing information - I guess it would be called "trolling" today.

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Re: Sweeping Changes Coming: Champion Cancelled, Less Reality Shows
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2015, 02:44:31 PM »
YEEESSSSS!!!!!!  :rofl2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=67&v=-gpLVg4yf6U

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