Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Regional Municipality of Durham
I honestly do not know, as I do not live in those areas and do not have a say in how those specific radio stations operate. I do know that with all the automation in radio, there was a huge amount of Manual Programming all day yesterday on many FM Radio Stations. The reason? Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip past away, and there was so much demand for his group's music, and his solo music, that Practically Every Radio Station HAD to play The Hip, heck even Much Music was playing non-stop hip videos yesterday and today. This tells you that even though radio stations have a strict schedule to adhere to, they are VERY flexible in their program schedule when there is enough public demand, and this programming change requires, yup you guessed it, HUMANS to control. Humans were talking on the air, they were playing interviews of The Hip from the past, they were playing songs from their LPs they were playing songs from live performances, they were even taking calls on the air of listeners and the hip fans and asking them what song they want to hear and what their best memory of the hip were. So as much as you want to say Automation was taking over, yesterday proved 100% that we are not there and there is still a lot of Manual programming behind the scenes, just a lot of you do not see it because you do not work in the Radio and Television sector.
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