Unattended Weather

Automated weather that doesn't sound automated!

No more weather announcements stating "partly cloudy" while the tornado sirens are currently going off! Unattended Weather provides your station the ability to have accurate up-to-date weather and warnings 24/7 regardless of whether or not you have people manning the mic.

Unattended Weather is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product that provides accurate weather conditions, forecasts and alerts with optional time announce any time throughout the day or night.

Comments from our Clients

"It runs over our weather jingle bed and sounds awesome on the air!" -- Steve Eberhart, KGAF 1580, Gainesville, TX, 2010 to Present
"Your weather kept our listeners informed during critical weather days. We received several positive comments." -- Bob Flotte, KHII, Cloudcroft & Alamagordo, NM, 2010 to Present
"When I put it on two stations, I sold the avails immediately! It doesn't cost me money... it made me money. Thanks!" -- Rex Tackett, KXYL & KQBZ, Brownwood, TX, 2009 to Present
"Now our station has up-to-the-minute forecasts and storm warnings, even on nights and weekends. It is so cool!" -- Ken Roberts, KBEC 1390, Waxahachie, TX
"It integrates flawlessly both when we're automated and in live-assist mode." -- Bob Buckalew, KIOX-FM, Victoria, TX
"It's as if they're looking at the lake out our studio window!" -- Greg Peiffer, PortClintonRadio.com, Toledo, OH
"The weather is correct and does NOT sound automated. They offer so much... for so little!" -- Kent Hopper, KTIP-AM 1450, Porterville, CA
"We have not heard any errors and love the variety it offers!" -- Kim McCarrick, WRDR & 6 Translators, Old Bridge, NJ
"It's amazing how live and up-to-the-minute we sound with Unattended Weather." -- Lee Perryman, WYEA-AM & FM, Sylacauga, AL
"Overall, the Unattended Weather has been fantastic!" -- Larry Stevens, WBOB & WZNZ, Jacksonville, FL
"Unattended Weather support people have been absolute rock stars for me." -- Paul Clark, Roland-Story.com, Story City, IA

How It Works

Most stations install the UnattendedWeather.com software on the same computer they use for production. It can run on any Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 (SP1) computer at your location that has an always-on connection to the internet. It is entirely possible to install the software on the on-air (automation) computer if that machine has connectivity to the internet. Some of our clients install the machine on some of the other office computers that have connectivity to the on-air studio (traffic, music, etc.).

Your UnattendedWeather.com voices have pre-recorded virtually every possible weather forecast, time and temperature. This software running at your location will automatically retrieve these necessary pieces and parts from the cloud (on-demand) to build (splice) together the current forecast. Our recordings are all high-quality uncompressed audio artifacts.

The finished forecast overwrites the previous "recording" at the specified location every time the temperature or forecast changes. Our technology means no wiring is necessary and there's no additional equipment to buy. Your weather airs through the same digital system and sound device as your commercials, so your sound is consistent. With most automation systems, your jingle or music bed can be added if desired. Your digital automation system handles all playback, commercial insertions, sponsorship credits and logging the same way your station handles spots today. There's no extra work needed for weather sponsorship.

Another benefit of UnattendedWeather.com is that each of your stations can follow its own policy, have different lengths, content guidelines and air weather with different voices concurrently on every station in your cluster. Several times each hour and again seconds before every scheduled forecast our software updates your current conditions from the National Weather Service (additional services are being added - Yahoo is currently in beta).

The software is just one piece of the overall puzzle. When you combine our software with our dedication to service beyond the software; you have a combination that can't be matched by any other vendor. We work tirelessly to improve our products and services to provide you with better tools to accomplish your goals.

Voices

Good voices improve your sound.

Voices flagged with the term (LEGACY) represent voices that do exist; however, due to factors beyond our control they are to be considered as-is. They do work, they are fully functional; however, the ability to add custom intros/outros and other changes is no longer available.

We are adding voices all the time. We are happy to use your stations voices; however, there may be a fee associated for the required editing and other work involved.

NOTE: The above samples are in MP3 format; actual audio is high-quality uncompressed. Additionally, not all voices support all available features.

Price

Monthly rate starts at $199* month/station.

Available discounts:

NOTE: The prepayment discounts may be reduced or removed in the future; so consider these particular discounts as "limited time offers".

The following options can be limited/removed in order to reduce the monthly rate:

The following options can be optionally be added (slight increase to monthly rate):

It is also possible to optionally have market voice exclusivity; however, this does have it's appropriate increase in rate.

NOTE: As a side note regarding price; when you become one of our clients, we will do our best to never increase your then current rate for what you've purchased for as long as your account is active / current. We commit to this as a "thank you" for being a continued member of our radio family. Everything is available through Shiny Stone Digital is month-to-month. We want you to work with us because you love our products and services, not because you are locked into an ironclad and restrictive long-term contract (with built in yearly increases). With that said, please understand that there could be times (typeically external) that would prevent us from being able to do this; obviously we will do our best to notify you well in advance if such a circumstance were to ever occur (knock on wood, it never has).

Price as effective as of January 1st, 2019

Install

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Please use Microsoft Edge (Microsoft Windows 10) or Microsoft Internet Explorer (Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 or 10) install the software. If you are currently using Microsoft Windows 10 and aren't currently viewing this page using Microsoft Edge, click here to automatically launch Microsoft Edge for this page.

Automatic Startup

This requires two parts:

To solve the first problem, you can follow the instructions found at:

https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-automatically-login-in-windows-10/

As for the second problem, you can create a batch file (ie. UAW.CMD) that can be placed in your Windows startup folder (see below). The batch file contains:

@ECHO OFF

REM Place in %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

IF EXIST "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Shiny Stone Digital\Unattended Weather.appref-ms" (
"%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Shiny Stone Digital\Unattended Weather.appref-ms"
) ELSE (start /b "" cmd /c del "%~f0"&exit /b)

You can then use the Windows + R key combination to access the "Run" command. In this command, enter:

%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

This will open the Windows Explorer window to the Startup folder. Place the batch file you created into this folder.

Additional Information

UnattendedWeather.com
Release Notes
End User License Agreement