Post by Shadoe Fan on May 25, 2013 11:04:31 GMT -5
The recordings of CT40 I have from VOA are often edited, like they took out some jingles and perhaps even Requests & Dedications. I'm not sure how the year-end would have been edited. However, like Paul said, there wasn't a special version made for VOA.
If you listen to the commercial breaks, you hear a pretty substantial pause between ending of outro jingle and start of first commercial. My presumption has always been they didn't send international versions out without commercials. They just sent the same discs out to everyone. And as Shadoe Fan said, the VOA versions I have don't have many intros, outros, and (thankfully) R&D's. So, most likely this VOA mention may also refer to it missing some of the jingles.
I can tell you for sure the Blue Danube Radio in Austria was receiving the same version with commercials because I remember once during the summer of 1994 they played unedited version including US commercials. Probably due to the regular operator being on vacation and the substitute not knowing exactly how to play the show.
On the BDR the show was always played without commercials with either intro or outro jingles edited out. On the VOA Europe they played one or two segments this way with edited intro or outro jingle then two or three times playing their own promo spots, sometimes going to the spots directly from Casey outroing the song with the outro jingle cut out.