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The songs were randomly played by a computer. That's how they cued so fast. Why BTF songs played at times, I don't know. You'd have to ask someone that worked there in Master Control, but it's an "error" I saw all the time back then. In fact, there were times I looked forward to it because sometimes they'd play the BTF song longer than 53 seconds.

Here's an example from 1992 from my site:

https://twcclassics.com/watch.php?file=coconut-roads

I found an old post where you got excited when "Seguaro" played as a BTF song during a J flavor in 1993 due to an error since you never heard it past the :53 mark before. For a lot of people, that was a blast from the past, previously regularly playing on J flavor LFs in 1990 and 1991.
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The songs were randomly played by a computer. That's how they cued so fast. Why BTF songs played at times, I don't know. You'd have to ask someone that worked there in Master Control, but it's an "error" I saw all the time back then. In fact, there were times I looked forward to it because sometimes they'd play the BTF song longer than 53 seconds.

Here's an example from 1992 from my site:

https://twcclassics.com/watch.php?file=coconut-roads
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Is this still a work in progress? The WeatherStar 4000 Simulator is mostly down for the foreseeable future so I was hoping the III Simulator was still being worked on.
It's been a week since I asked and there's no answer, so I'll ask again, is this still a work in progress? The WeatherStar 4000 Simulator is mostly down for the foreseeable future so I was hoping the III Simulator was still being worked on. If this is no longer being worked on, please just say so.
Some of the stuff is up and running on the 4000 sim as I have checked.
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Local Forecast / Re: Question about songs airing on multiple flavors in the 1990s
« Last post by Dylan on June 14, 2024, 09:59:03 PM »
Trust me, BTF songs were always played when the regular playlist failed to play. I've witnessed this dozens of times. And yes, it was a technical error. All songs were played at random by a computer, not a person. I don't know how it worked beyond that.

And yes, "Recollections" was used as a L flavor too. I actually have a recording of it in my update queue. And yes, "Morning In Martinique" was also an "E." I'm sure I could find an example of that.

I wonder how a BTF song was cued so fast. And I wonder what made Chazz think Morning In Martinique was played as an L with narration and an M and J without narration. Also, that song started from the beginning in the unusual M flavor airing, but it used a different time-in when played on the BTF. Also, have you ever run across this happening before? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QnKfzmgmKY
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Trust me, BTF songs were always played when the regular playlist failed to play. I've witnessed this dozens of times. And yes, it was a technical error. All songs were played at random by a computer, not a person. I don't know how it worked beyond that.

And yes, "Recollections" was used as a L flavor too. I actually have a recording of it in my update queue. And yes, "Morning In Martinique" was also an "E." I'm sure I could find an example of that.
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Local Forecast / Re: Question about songs airing on multiple flavors in the 1990s
« Last post by Dylan on June 07, 2024, 09:14:42 PM »
No, it was not used as a M, J, or L. At least not officially. It might have played during those flavors when the music computer or whatever failed to play a valid song. A good rule of thumb when you find videos like this is that if there's no narration, it's probably just a BTF song playing.

How does that happen? So TWC just grabbed a BTF song if the music programmer didn't play a valid song? That seems unlikely as the song started right when the LF did, so TWC wouldn't have had time to know they needed a  song that wasn't usually used as that flavor. Maybe it played as an L and J flavor due to a technical difficulty? When it played as a BTF, it didn't start from the beginning, whereas it did in the video Chazz posted way back in 2007. I also read comments that suggest this song played as an M flavor before a 30 second commercial that would be blocked out in some areas, so that explains it playing as an M without narration, but that doesn't explain why Chazz thought it played as an L and a J flavor. The description suggests he thought it played as an L with narration. Another song I wonder about is "Recollection" by "Gary Brunotte", it's listed on your website as playing as an L flavor besides H, but there's only a video of it playing as an H, did it for real play as an L? And did "Morning In Martinique" for real play as an E?
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No, it was not used as a M, J, or L. At least not officially. It might have played during those flavors when the music computer or whatever failed to play a valid song. A good rule of thumb when you find videos like this is that if there's no narration, it's probably just a BTF song playing.
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Local Forecast / Question about songs airing on multiple flavors in the 1990s
« Last post by Dylan on June 07, 2024, 03:24:58 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3XESmWjm3c
In this video, "Morning In Martinique" by "EKO" is airing as an M flavor, but on the twcclassics playlist for February 1994, it's only listed as airing during the E and K flavors, as well as BTF (there is a video of it airing during that with a later cut), but all other LF videos only have it airing on K, furthermore, theweatherchazz's (RIP) video description claims it also aired as an L and J (the latter without narration like the M). My question is, I believe it being used for E since it's listed on the playlist, and it obviously aired as an M, and videos confirm it aired as a K, but did it really also air as an L and J or did theweatherchazz have a false memory? And did it start from the beginning on all those flavors, or did at least one have a later cut like the BTF?
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TWC Fan Art / Re: pjfrix's (TWC) Fan Art
« Last post by ap215 on June 06, 2024, 03:04:24 AM »
That is super cool.  :thumbsup:
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TWC Fan Art / Re: pjfrix's (TWC) Fan Art
« Last post by pjfrix on June 02, 2024, 09:21:45 PM »
Whoops, I managed to forget this thread existed. Anyways, here are some more things I haven't yet shared here:

Weather Star XL v3 Traffic Flow concept, made not too long after I made the v2 concept.


An Air Quality concept for Weatherscan Local (XL) I made back in October 2023.


And more recently, here is a concept of Retro (on the) 8's except a bit more accurate to how it could be presented on the WeatherSTAR 4000. Featuring a custom LDL that fits with the current era of TWC (although probably doesn't look the best with overscan.)
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