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January 20th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hello KWUR, from Hawaii. Thats right, my dark blood still courses through KWUR, and after hearing the robot play one too many buzzkill tracks while sitting in my office in Honolulu, I wrote a request feature. Right now, its only scheduled during safe harbour hours on the weekends (it will still remember your requests, but it will not play them except during these times, this could be easily changed.) Here’s how it works!

Windows:
1) Start/Run telnet
2) Connect to kwurmail.wustl.edu, port 10102

GNU/Linux and Mac OS X:
1) Open Terminal
2) type:
telnet kwurmail.wustl.edu 10102

3) Type the following:
request
something to search by
.
4) Be sure to press enter after the period. The robot will list all tracks matching your search with numbers in << >>. Find the track you want and remember its number. You will be disconnected from the robot, that is proper behaviour.
5) Connect to kwurmail.wustl.edu, port 10102 again
6) Type the following:
request
something to search by
that number
7) Be sure to type the search stuff exactly the same and press enter after you type in the number

Example robotic dialogue:
[connect]
request
nwa
.
LOTS AND LOTS OF TRACKS
[disconnect]
[connect]
request
nwa
10
SUCCESS
[disconnect]

If it works, it will tell you that this track has been queued. Moreso, it will properly display in the Playlist Tracker as a requested track when it plays. Love it!

pz!
-k

One Response to “Megatron Now Fields Requests”

  1. Kevin Croker says:

    I put it into the schedule for the entire weekend and for safe harbour hours on Tuesday-Friday so you can try it out :)

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