March 22, 2020 at 8:24 am #45349
I suspect that John Etheredge is a special case. He seems to be set up to voice track his shows from home. He often guest-hosts other shows but I don’t think he’s at the studio.
On Saturday, Beatles Hour was unhosted but all-Beatles. Magical Mystery Tour was unhosted AAA. Routes and Branches was hosted by Mike Meyer and I’m sure he was in the studio.March 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm #45350
Actually John Etheredge is guest hosting at least 3 shows today, plus his normal SoSG.
Breakfast With The Blues
Son of Saturday Gold
Swing ShiftMarch 22, 2020 at 7:46 pm #45353Randy_in_EugeneParticipant
…and he’s very capable with all of them. He hosted “Big Bands Plus” on KRVM about 40 years ago.
More of the KRVM hosts should learn to assemble shows at home. KOCF-LP still doesn’t have a studio in Veneta, so that’s how all shows are created, except the PD has the ability to live-remote broadcast.March 24, 2020 at 7:34 pm #45392
They (KRVM) are frantically working on how to keep some of their signature shows like Magical Mystery Tour on the air. They’re struggling with IT-related issues preventing hosts from doing their shows from home. They have practically no resources to draw from on how to do this stuff. Some hosts are computer-literate, some not at all. 🙁
I had a “brilliant” idea for them to fill MMT with full album sides. It’s easy to create a single MP3 file for an entire album side. Well apparently copyright & licensing rules prohibit playing album sides. Are you shitting me?March 25, 2020 at 1:20 am #45405semoochieParticipant
It’s really strange watching some of the late night TV shows from home, reminiscent of early local television. Jimmy Fallon, for one, has his three year old daughter crawling all over him, during his monologue!March 25, 2020 at 10:00 am #45408Alfredo_TParticipant
Well apparently copyright & licensing rules prohibit playing album sides. Are you shitting me?
What I have read is that this restriction comes from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and it only applies to U.S. based stations that stream their programming over the Internet. Since most terrestrial stations today feature availability of their programming over the Internet, virtually everybody is forced to follow the rule.
In my recollection, no two consecutive album tracks may be played back-to-back, and there is a limit to how many songs by a “featured artist” may play per hour. Thus, I imagine that an “All Elvis” or an “All Beatles” show would not be permissible. I have no clue how stations were able to do retrospectives on David Bowie when he died, unless–of course–I am wrong about that provision of the rule.March 25, 2020 at 11:18 am #45409Andy BrownParticipant
Before the DMCA there already was a rule in the copyright guidelines prohibiting playing albums straight through.
If memory serves KINK and KGON had to drop their late night album features long before streaming was around. Billboarding was the action that instigated the rule being added because a ton of folks out there would load a blank into their cassette recorder, tape it, and sales would be effected. It was more about sales than copyrights.
Also, songs that run together can be considered a single track if I’m not mistaken. Then the DMCA was amended so special programs with artist focus could be aired. I think it’s still (technically) not OK to put on an album side or play a CD straight through, and you certainly can’t announce you’re going to do it in advance.
Having said all that, I’m not a copyright attorney. Clearly exceeding the guidelines is not robustly enforced. As recently as the passing of Neil Peart resulted in many stations playing hours of Rush non stop and I’ve never read any blow back about events such as that.March 25, 2020 at 11:20 am #45410semoochieParticipant
The part about “how many songs…” sounds like the government is indirectly involved in programming and that was deemed to be unconstitutional. I suspect that there is more to it.March 25, 2020 at 11:57 am #45412
What is the “performance complement?”
The performance complement (which limits the amount of times a service may transmit sound recordings from a specific artist or album during a specific period of time) is one qualification to which all webcasters must adhere in order to be eligible under the statutory license. The performance complement may only be violated if the service has received specific waivers from the owner of the sound recording copyright, and unintended violation of these limitations (if corrected) will not cause a service to be ineligible for statutory licensing. The limitations are, specifically:
No more than 4 tracks by the same featured artist (or from a compilation album) may be transmitted to the same listener within a 3 hour period (and no more than 3 of those tracks may be transmitted consecutively).
No more than 3 tracks from the same album may be transmitted to the same listener within a 3 hour period (and no more than 2 of those tracks may be transmitted consecutively).March 25, 2020 at 2:51 pm #45418NotalentParticipant
That’s like banning buggy whipping your horse long after cars were invented… Today not many people “other than those here” would have both a home radio and the ability to record content off the airMarch 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm #45419Shirley KnottParticipant
No more than 3 tracks from the same album may be transmitted to the same listener within a 3 hour period (and no more than 2 of those tracks may be transmitted consecutively).
This is why my automation has been informed that most of the hits in rotation are a ‘Single’. Life’s to short to be taken in by a SoundScam.March 25, 2020 at 4:44 pm #45420Alfredo_TParticipant
Thanks for the clarification on the “performance complement.”
I think that the “entire album” ban that Andy is alluding to goes back many years before streaming and the DMCA. Apparently, it is an obscure rule because in my days of volunteer radio during the 1990s, I never saw mention of it in any station’s training manual. However, the station where I ended up spending many hours at the board had a rule that any given artist could not play more frequently than once every three hours, with the exception of the Friday night artist spotlight show. This station policy would have made the station virtually compliant with the “entire album” ban.April 12, 2020 at 11:46 am #45751radiogiantParticipant
I have been told that at 2 maybe 3 shows are done live on KOCF. Country Comfort from 4-6p on Tuesdays with Ryan West. Jazz Cafe on Wednesdays Live from Whirled Pies (now on Hiatus due to Conovirus) He may still be doing live from home, with Andy Goldfinger. Can’t remember the other one. Both excellent shows !
April 12, 2020 at 10:20 pm #45757Randy_in_EugeneParticipant
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by radiogiant.
KOCF does not yet have it’s own studio, so most shows are pre-recorded in our individual homes, and uploaded to a server. Not sure about the current status of Country Comforts, which was originating from Elmira High School along with some weekday morning student programming. Of course that’s on hiatus. Andy Goldfinger broadcasts his afternoon shows live from his home, and provides the set-up whenever there is live broadcasting from Whirled pies.
The current situation actually hasn’t had much effect on our programming.April 16, 2020 at 10:57 am #45822
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.