Originally Posted by owine /forum/post/15434712
It looks like a local issue going from local syndicated programming to network programming.
Originally Posted by NetworkTV /forum/post/15434715
That had to be a local issue since Everybody Loves Raymond is syndicated programming only now.
Originally Posted by mscottc /forum/post/15434817
"CWD" is CBS Worldwide Distribution.
Originally Posted by hphase /forum/post/15435744
Nevertheless, I'll bet CWD is in the WCBS router somewhere. Oooops...
Originally Posted by DrDon /forum/post/15438167
Last words heard before you saw that: "Hey, Doug. Thanks for letting me borrow your car. Here's your keys. Catch."
"Hey Doug, can you bring CWD up on the house feed so we can watch 'Raymond' in the conference room? No, Doug, HOUSE feed!!"
"I replaced the lamps in the switcher, but this one won't light unless you hit it really hard, like this."
Originally Posted by NetworkTV /forum/post/15438794
At the fist station I worked at, our master control "switcher" consisted of two rows of 10x router switches - you know, the old kind with the little black keys with little LEDs above them to indicate which one was active.
It only took a couple of times for the operator to accidently toss a pen onto the on air row for them to switch that one out for the type with the square, backlit buttons.
A guy I know at another outlet would run the overnight master control shift which consisted of a lot of sitting and watching boring and obscure stuff. To pass the time, he took up juggling paper balls. Sure enough, one of them hit the program row just hard enough to switch the source.
At my current employer, master control ops are prohibitted from putting anything in preset that isn't intended to be the next source. It stems from an incident where a competing network was accidently beamed to India late one night for a few seconds when the transition button was hit.
Originally Posted by sneals2000 /forum/post/15438895
Or having a downstream network switcher panel that stays live all the time... Great when the incoming operator puts her handbag down on it and switches a studio camera directly to line...
I'm a BIG fan of having certain panels either lockable or requiring an ENABLE button to be pressed to confirm the switch.
I'm also a BIG fan of LEDs not bulbs and good quality switches.
(In many UK regional centres there is quite a complex set-up to allow you to switch away from the network analogue and digital feeds - with delays to keep the transitions in sync - as network digital is behind analogue because of coding delay. The OPT-OUT buttons are usually key-switch locked - but in one region they installed very cheap switches and flawed logic... 1. The first time the opt-out button was used on-air the switch fell to pieces - with the key top AND bulb flying over the shoulder of the operator , 2. The panel could be locked in the live position AND THE KEY REMOVED. Oops...)
Originally Posted by sneals2000 /forum/post/15437201
Though a bit less of an Ooops than if the MCR had cut to actual programme material that the station didn't have rights for