Whenever I was responsible for an on-air radio production fault, I was required to fill out a form called a Trouble Report Follow-up. Here’s one for an issue I was responsible for on Stuart McLean‘s The Vinyl Cafe. As you will see, the consequences of making such a mistake on air were quite dire.
Please answer the following questions providing as much detail as you can.
PART A – For the person responsible.
Which fault are you reporting on?
Saturday May 15/04 9:05 out of Toronto MCR The Vinyl Cafe
What caused the fault? Please be specific.
The Toronto MCR tech considered the show levels a tad low, maybe 2dB low I believe he said. He boosted the levels using an analog DA before the show aired.
Have you experienced a similar fault recently? What was the cause?
Is the supervisor aware of the fault?
I expect so.
What can be done to correct the cause of this fault?
I will ensure that future show levels are a tad hotter. Also, as punishment, the boys in master control will not allow me to consume any master control cake for the week of the fault.