My simple solution is that on cuts that are day and time specific, we dont'
use day parting, we set a cut start and cut end date and time. (ex Monday
October 17 0600 to Tuesday October 18 1800)
If it's a cut that isn't day specfic but time specific like the sponsored
intro for a weather forecast, we daypart and it would be nice to allow
dayparts to cross midnight in that case, we have 3 weather intros, one from
0600 to 1200, another from 1200 to 1800 and the last from 1800 to 0600.
We have yet to use the weekday parting part of the cut editing window. In
any cases we have where a specific cut has to air on a specific day of the
week, we end up having to use different cart #s anyway for billing
Just my $0.02 (adjusted for inflation) from our little commercial operation
Matthew A. Chambers, NR0Q
President, Wright County Outlaws ARC
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Chuck <dj.chuc...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Well, I am definitely not a code expert, but I could see a danger if
> you crossed midnight and wanted it to play Monday night 11:00pm to
> Tuesday morning at 5:00am and checked Monday and Tuesday. It might
> allow Monday morning instead of only Tuesday morning and/or Tuesday
> night instead of only Monday night.
> However, I don't see that it would cause problems for those who have
> already programmed those dayparts by splitting cuts at midnight into
> two--as they are not now crossing midnight with their instructions, and
> allowing the crossing of midnight would not affect those instructions,
> as they still work even if crossing midnight becomes permitted.
> However, I would continue to advocate allowing the crossing of
> midnight with one cut playing 7 days. We're a non-comm and so
> scheduling our underwriting is not complicated, but I can see how
> commercial operations might have complex needs like you outlined.
> Nonetheless, we are all volunteer, and our bottom line is that if it
> isn't simple, it WILL get screwed up!
> --Chuck W.
> > On Sun, 2016-10-16 at 11:22 -0700
> > Lorne Tyndale <ltynd...@tyndaleweb.com> wrote:
> > For me the big question with having the over-12am daypart to work
> > without creating 2 cuts is the question of what happens if you are
> > dayparting a cut to specific days of the week, and how that would change
> > the current operation of the software.
> > Let's say that I have Cut A, and I want it to only be able to play on
> > the Monday night - Tuesday morning from 11 pm to 5 am daypart, and then
> > Thursday night / Friday morning 11 pm to 5 am daypart. The rest of the
> > week I do not want it to play at all.
> > With the current setup, I create 4 identical cuts, one is dayparted to
> > Monday 11 pm to 11:59.59 pm, another Tuesday 12:00 am to 5:00 am, the
> > third Thursday 11:00 pm to 11:59.59 pm, and the 4th to be Friday 12:00
> > am to 5:00 am. This makes perfect sense to me, accurately defines when
> > I want and don't want the cut to play.
> > However If the overnight at midnight is assumed to be recognized, then I
> > would need to create 2 cuts from 11 pm to 5 am daypart, and the Mondays
> > and Thursdays.
> > If the logic is changed what happens then if it happens ends up getting
> > scheduled on Monday morning at 3 am? Under the current setup it would
> > see Monday and 3 am, that would be okay, and it would not play since
> > Monday is 11 pm to 11:59.
> > Under the idea of spanning over midnight it might see "Monday" selected
> > and "11 pm to 5 am", and still allow that cut to play at Monday at 3 am
> > (where the meaning behind this daypart really is supposed to span the
> > midnight of Monday to Tuesday)
> > I don't mean to be critical of the idea, but I could see changing the
> > logic at this point has the potential to break some of the dayparting
> > and rules that people might already be running with.
> > Lorne Tyndale
> > >
> > > On Sat, 2016-10-15 at 10:23 -0400, Chuck wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Nevertheless, I still agree with Cowboy that 22:00 to 06:00 should
> > > > be a workable single dayparting entry since we are faced with the
> > > > FCC's separation of the day into the 2 divisions. It will be a lot
> > > > work to copy cuts and daypart each separately, instead of just
> > > > one time period for non-safe-harbor hours (which crosses Midnight)
> > > > with a single entry for a single cut cart.
> > >
> > > On Sat, 15 Oct 2016 10:54:48 -0400
> > > John Anderson <j...@2601.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > well, if we are voting, I vote NO, as 12 to 6 am crosses days, vs using
> > > the simple 24 hour day clock... The computer can probably do it just
> > > fine, but if an operator inadvertently scheduled a day-part of 10 to
> > > 6....you might have some explaining to do...
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