Re: National Feeds
Posted by Jeremy Andrews on May 6, 2020, 8:52 pm, in reply to "Re: National Feeds"
EMF has ďCloser LookĒ at 9PM on Sunday nights. A chunk of it is locally produced. Usually the second half. They also have local event and information, and promotional drop ins in many cities. During severe weather, they can literally pull up any station on the network and cut in with information live from the main studio in California while the rest of the stations continue to play the music. Click of a mouse. They have a control center in another room that is staffed 24/7 so they can make sure everything is up and running. Weather maps come into play. I honestly trust EMF more than many local stations as far as severe weather. Their EAS is prompt and if itís anything worse (Tornado, Hurricane) there is someone there paying attention. |
In Europe, national networks are the norm. Iíve become very familiar with radio specifically in France. There is NRJ (CHR), RFM (AC), Virgin Radio (CHR), Nostalgie (Classic Hits), Rouge (AC), Skyrock (Rhythmic CHR-Urban) and OuiFM (Alternative-Rock) They all have big showcase studios in Paris and with local signals spread around the country. Some (NRJ in specific) have local studios and dedicate time for local shifts. Not all stations in these countries are part of these networks. There are also local ones in most cities, but the national ones tend to be the most popular. Their brand names alone. Theyíve been licensed for use by multiple broadcasters. The NRJ Group (NRJ, Rouge, Nostalgie) and Virgin Radio in specific. Itís not always format specific however. Virgin Radio in Italy is Alternative-Rock, in Canada itís CHR (Bell Media). Bell Media also licensed NRG (Energie) for awhile in Quebec. It was Rock there. Might still be.