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Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year - New Beginnings

Last October many of our troops came home. They brought with them a fresh start on life.

January is a great time for renewal.

We start on the first day by resolving to do better.

At Tallassee Times Live TV, we want to resolve to improve too.
In the coming months, look for bigger video, sharper pictures, new shows, more and better chat, evening programming, more remotes, and much more.

Above all, we want Tallassee Times Live TV to be your community gathering place.
Have a great new year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tallassee Christmas Jar Project

Leave your Christmas jars on the sidewalk in front of the burned out furniture store between four and six PM on Christmas eve.

Many Families have a tradition of putting their loose change in a Christmas jar all year long. Before Christmas, they secretly put the jar on a strangers front porch.

This year, Tallassee has 15 to 18 people that are out of work because of the fire. They sure could use your Christmas jar.
It is never to late in the year to start a Christmas jar, if you don't already have one.

You can start one today. Put a bow on it. Dump your coins in it every night. In the two weeks leading up to Christmas eve, you might have a dollar or ten in change in the jar. Not much, but, if we get 1,000 or more people in Tallassee to leave jars for the fire victims it will make a big difference

Several Churches will be represented at the downtown fire site on Christmas eve. You are invited to leave your jar and join in a Christmas carol or two at 4:00 PM.

Be sure to tell all your friends.
Make sure the Christmas jar project is announced at every church service.

Let's show the world how great Tallassee is by having the biggest turnout ever at 4:00 pm on Christmas eve. Let's sing Silent Night at 4:00 _ edited to 4 but... see the comments below.

Note: The Hotel walls are unstable, you can not drop off the jars at the hotel. The jars for both the Hotel, and Smarty Pants may be left on the sidewalk in front of where the furniture store was.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hotel Fire

Hotel Fire
Here is this mornings Interview with the mayor.

You can also play the chanel 12 coverage here.

If you have pictures or video to submit, let us know what you have in the comments below.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tell It Like It Is Proposal

Featured home.

Links to other video home walk-throughs featured this week on Tallassee Times Live TV:

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Have a question about one of the featured homes. Ask your question in Chat, and we will find an answer for you.

Friday, October 30, 2009

You can be on Live TV.

It is a lot easier to be on Tallassee Times LIVE TV than you may think.

If you can watch this channel, then you already have the software to put your video on Tallassee Times TV.

You can put your video on the channel pre-recorded, or live.

Pre Recorded:


  • Send an email to and I will send instructions so we can arrange for a trial run. You will need a web cam. Many newer laptops have one built in, or you can use a USB or firewire web cam, some camcorders will also work. Don't worry if you don't know how to hook it up, I'll help you do that.

The actual procedure for going live is simple. I'll send you a link to a web page, a user name and a password. You just go to the page, and enter your user name and password. Your video will show up in the Tallassee Times TV studio. I'll call you on the phone to verify the audio and video is OK, then prompt you when it is time to go live, or I'll record your video to be played later.

You can host your own show, daily, weekly, monthly or do a one time special.

What sort of shows can you do?
Here are some ideas:

  • Daily - Lunchroom report, traffic report, school announcements, weather report, opinions, astrology, joke of the day, whats on TV.
  • Weekly, Church service, Arts and crafts, Drama Class, Self Defense, Fitness, Music, sports, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school, church or other organization calendar and announcements, report on your favorite TV series. With a speaker phone, you can even do a live call in show.
  • Monthly - Club meetings, hobbies Movie reviews.
  • Specials - Birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, holiday gatherings, parades, grand openings, dedications, fishing - hunting trips, vacations. Sports of all sorts, football, T-ball, Skate boarding, or whatever you want.

A special can be a one time event. It can be as short as a few seconds. For example, a picture of you family and a recording of them saying "Merry Christmas Tallassee from the (Jones) family."

You can do a video greeting card for Thanksgiving, Christmas, new years, or announce the birth of a child or a special birthday.

Join in the fun and be here, on Tallassee Times Live TV.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trade Days

Today I am experimenting with ways to put video right on any web page.

First, Michael took a bunch of videos with a Sony camera. We loaded them into a laptop at the WTLS studio. Then I copied them to my laptop in Florida over the web, it took 11 hours, Ugh!
Next I used some Sony software and edited them into a montage and added music. The program output the video as a huge windows media file.

Finally, I uploaded the file to Livestream where it got converted to flash.

Now the video is in the Flash format, so we can see it on the LIVE TV channel. I also put it in the video on demand, you can see it by going to the top of the page, select the "ON-DEMAND" button, find "SPECIALS" and click on "Trade Days"

I then downloaded the flash file, and using the blogger editor, inserted the flash file into this blog entry.
Here is the result.... However, it will play much better if you turn off the "power" button in the channel viewer at the top of this page.

Here is the code that makes it show up on this page. You might be able to put this code on other web sites.

<object id="BLOG_video-3c1bfb0673840168" class="BLOG_video_class" width="320" height="266" contentid="3c1bfb0673840168"></object>

The above code might not work because might not allow your site to play video they have on their server.

So, Experiment TWO:

You can try embedding the code to put a Livestream player on your web page. Do this by going to the video player at the top of his blog. Select "ON-DEMAND" find the video you want to embed on your web page, then click on the embeded icon to the right of it's entry and follow the instructions.

This method not only puts the video on your web page, but it also lets the viewer brows for other videos available in the "ON-DEMAND area of Tallassee Times LIVE TV.

The result looks like this:

Have fun.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How to view our video

We want to make the video viewable for as many people as possible. We send out our video at speeds that should be easily handled on Bright House Cable or DSL.

If you can view YouTube videos, then your computer has the software to watch our video. If your computer does not have the required software, you will be prompted to install Flash, and / or Java. The installations only take a minute and are pretty much automatic.

If you see the video, audio and chat, but the video freezes or goes black once in a while, then here are some things you can do to improve your reception.:

  • Close down all other programs. This frees up your processor and memory so your computer can keep up with the video.

  • On a PC, look down at the clock in the lower right hand corner, If there are Icons to the clock's left, other than speaker and Internet connection, right click them and select exit if available. In particular exit the programs that check mail, search you drives, check for a camera.

  • If you are on a wireless connection, and a wired Ethernet connection is available use the wired connection.

  • If you are on a wireless connection, move closer to the wireless router to get a stronger signal.

Please note: If the video pauses once in a while when we play back prerecorded video or video on demand, but works when we are , then the problem is due to the Internet being busy. We are working on ways to improve that. You can tell it is playing prerecorded content if you see only "ON-AIR" at the bottom of the video screen. When you see "ON-AIR ", you should not experience any freezing. If you do, try closing you browser and go to our page again.


Tallassee Times Live TV Fall Schedule

Monday - Thursday:

  • Midnight - 5:00 am 1300 WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 am Gospel Hour
  • 6:00 - 6:30 am Music, message and prayer requests with Brother Rick Dorley.
  • 6:30 - 9:00 am Wake-Up Call
  • 9:00 - 2:00 pm WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)
  • 2:00 - 6:00 pm Finebaum
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm Replay Highlights of wakeup call.
  • 6:00 - midnight WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)


  • Midnight - 5:00 am 1300 WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 am Gospel Hour
  • 6:00 - 6:30 am Music, message and prayer requests with Brother Rick Dorley. Live Video
  • 6:30 - 9:00 am Wake-Up Call
  • 9:00 - 12:00 noon WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)
  • noon - 1:00 pm Football Fridays with Coach Bobby Dollar Remote from ET's Subs
  • 1:00 - 6:00 pm WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)
  • 6:00 - 9:30 pm Tigers Football (Kickoff at 7:00PM)
  • 9:30 - 11:00 pm: The Scoreboard Show
  • 11:00 - midnight WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)


  • Midnight - 7:00 am: 1300 WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 am: Prep Sports Weekly
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: College Football Saturday
  • 9:00 am - Noon: Tallassee Tigers Football Replay
  • Noon - Midnight: 1300 WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)


  • Midnight - 11:00 am: 1300 WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)
  • 11:00 - Noon: Adult Sunday School from Westside Church
  • Noon - 1:00 pm: Westside Church Remote from the church.
  • 1:00 - Midnight: WTLS Audio Feed (with video information overlay)

During the Audio Feeds from WTLS the video may contain the studio, or special graphics to display the weather, community calendar, Sports Scores, RSS Feeds, Twitter Feeds or Doppler Radar. We are adding more useful features every week.

Shows include video and moderated Text Chat, some also include phone dial in.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


When we started this venture, just one month ago, you would have a hard time finding us on the web.
This morning I logged into the Livestream site, selected the sports category and looked for the most popular channels for the period covering the last 24 hours. Out of the 835 channels in that category, we ranked 17th in viewer minutes.

We had up to 135 viewers with 48 active chatters having a lively discussion.

Every day, we see an increase in the number of viewers.
As we work out the kinks in putting this channel together, we really appreciate the viewers who have watch us grow. We will continue to improve the WebCam channel.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Webcam Adds Another Element to Broadcasts

I found this on the web site at
I'll repeat it here, and thank the staff for the nice reporting.

Staff Report
WTLS radio has been broadcasting Tallassee High School football games since 1954. Initially, the games were played on Saturday mornings only. In 1999 the broadcasts were aired live on Friday nights.
In the 2000's, games have been available through the internet, allowing people to listen anywhere in the world. Bright House Networks Cable TV Channel 15 also airs the broadcast, which begins at 6:00 with a one-hour pregame show and concludes with the "Scoreboard Show" at 11:00.
This season, a webcam has offered those who can not attend games on Friday nights, an option to view the action in real time. The web channel from WTLS, in conjunction with the Tallassee Times, is called Tallassee Times TV. It debuted during the preseason game with Tallassee and Wetumpka.

Other offerings include "Football Fridays," the weekly show with Tallassee Head Football Coach Rodney Dollar shot on location at ET's Subs and Salads on Gilmer Avenue at noon each week during football season. Plans are to produce other programs for the world wide web. WTLS hopes to have its daily morning shows; The Way of the Cross and The Wake-Up Call, on-line soon.
All programs are being saved to a directory. The on-demand library will allow people to watch recorded programs at their leisure. Since being launched less than two weeks ago, there have been more than 30,000 hits on the site.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Welcome to Tallassee Time Live TV.
Why Live? Because YOU are part of the broadcast.
Our live chat feature let's you, and your neighbors chat with the people you see in the video.
Our plan it to let you be the interviewer.
You get to ask the questions.
You get to express your opinion.