Been a while since CFMU's been here...hello again...:D
Looking for those who have recently (last three or four years) received CRTC requests for logs/sound files. I know that about 10 years ago, the CRTC had become very strict, and there was a lot of concern (at the Halifax NCRC, I recall) about compliance.
We are looking at going digital with our CRTC logs (our SOCAN logs already are) and I’m wondering a couple of things. Is the CRTC still asking for all the same information? Has anything about this reportage changed? If anyone has been in contravention, what kind of things did they tag you on? What’s the general climate over at the commission, anyway?
My understanding for CRTC logs is they want the logs to match the audio – meaning what goes on the air, including talk breaks, must be recorded in the logs exactly as the material aired. We’re trying to figure out how to get the system to automatically process and record pre-recorded files, like promos and pre-recorded programs, so a report can be generated after the fact….
Anyone able to help with this vague query? LOL
Thanks for the response about logging.
To those of you who use digital show logs (i.e. signing in for shows, station IDs and such - not music logs unless maybe you combine them)
Can you tell me what you use? Something custom? Something purchased? We have a guy who did our music logging & digital library but I'm looking for other options.
Please advise if you can, love to get a feeling for what's out there.
Every thing we do here at 95.3 Creek FM CHXL is done in Selector, from our Talk Show, to our music hours. Everything is in the logs.
CFRC's system sounds great! Wish it could work for us in Saint John, but I don't think many of our volunteers would like having to keep track of passwords and such.
The sheet is sort of half automated, as it registers how many checkboxes are clicked for things like CanCon, Hits, etc. Our programmers will still need to input their total number of songs played, but they won't need to calculate the percentage anymore.
It's not the best, and it's definitely not the nicest looking, but our volunteers have responded positively to prototypes, and we're looking forward to the NCRA review committee's thoughts on it. We're hoping to roll it out this spring and make it our standard form of logging in place of paper logs.
Let me know what you all think!
That's a great suggestion, but I wouldn't know where to begin to make it happen.
There's a lot of ideas related to our eventual new logsheet, and automatic charting/data gathering is one of them, as well as automatically uploading these to our website (an idea put forward by one of our board members). Hopefully once we actually settle on the logsheet we can start looking into these kinds of things.