[JPL] Print the --- ---- running times already!

jctrane at gmail.com jctrane at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 10:50:31 EST 2011

Amen, brother! I have to admit that, when I see the absence of running
times anywhere in the product, I'm predisposed to defer playing the CD at
the time. While i know that a very small minority of 'consumers' of the CD
(radio jocks) care about these things, you wouldda thunk that graphic
designers were savvy enough to be accommodating to us divas!
   Gene Abkarian

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:35 AM, Tom Reney <tr at wfcr.org> wrote:

>  Morning gripe:
> I know we've been down this road before, but I'm nearing a dead end with
> the continual appearance of CD's that don't print the running times on
> either the back or inner sleeve of a jacket.
> I began working in radio 35 years ago, and at the time I schlepped a bag
> of LP's to a studio, cued 'em up and talked a bit about them.
> Now for the last decade, I've been required by some enterprise that's got
> nothing to do with good radio to become a data entry clerk.  And I've got
> only marginal typing skills, so this is a bitch already, one that's only
> complicated by labels and artists and promoters who require me to place the
> CD in a player so that I can enter their running times.  It'll soon be an
> outright disqualifier.  Go on printing liner notes that are unreadable
> without a magnifier, but give me the times, please.
> -- Tom Reney
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