Visibility of Redundancy Data

If you have signed up as a volunteer, on the “What’s on now page”, you should now see a link like this one:


Clicking on that link will bring you to the complete list of stations presented in the way the decision was made on which stations to retain


The screen has an edit function you won’t see that lets me add or remove a station with a click to “fine tune” the process – like I’ve dropped the stations that carry the 3 PM hour live, but don’t carry all 3 hours.

As time goes along, I’m sure I’ll create other reasons like frequent sporting events, players that don’t work reliably, obnoxious prestream ads, etc… – but this is the starting point.

You probably noticed I turned on the feature this afternoon in the two main places – no complaints yet.

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3 Responses to Visibility of Redundancy Data

  1. Art Stone says:

    The great sports purge has begun

    ESPN, Fox Sports, and Yahoo sports all offer free live streams of the network feed. Sports hosts on network sports change very frequently, and are very hard to identify by their voice. Many radio stations – especially a.m. stations that go to low-power after sunset just slap on a sports top feed overnight. Shows typically are never delayed, so there is no value to the tracking them on individual radio stations.

    There are a couple exceptions like Jim Rome and Dan Patrick that might have a few stations that carry them non live – put most of sports is now going bye-bye. How focus on keeping the schedule on the network station accurate – although the network some souls are sloppy about not keeping their schedules updated

  2. Art Stone says:

    The program is evolving – it now sorts the “live” affiliates first. If the station serves up pre-streaming video ads, the area underneath the station name will have an orange background. Those stations will only be visible if there are no other stations available.

    Pre-stream video ads turn out to be quite intriguing. Stations that hit me with pre-stream ads all morning suddenly stopped at noon when I was testing Rush Limbaugh – but it wasn’t obvious that it had anything to do with Rush.

    There is a very sophisticated process that goes on behind-the-scenes where advertisers bid for the right to show their ad to you – and this all happens in milliseconds. It may well be that they noticed that I had already hundreds of ads. It’s probably also important that many of these ads don’t want you to click something – they’re just there to force a message in front of your eyes.

  3. janderson says:

    That was the first thing I noticed when I logged on tonite.
    Nice metrics.

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