Walgreens music / Store music

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techno935

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Lots of stores have their own music piped in with their own commercials. Just so happens that Walgreens has something like that. I asked the manager at my local Walgreens if that music came on satellite and they had no clue. It's not Muzac, they play regular music, but it's a special feed with top 40 stuff and Walgreens radio commercials. Any idea on how to find this stuff out? I know...another weird question of mine.


I know where to get Muzac feeds, they show up on some of the sats out there. Local FMs used to use SCA to feed that kind of stuff to stores. I don't know if they do it anymore. Didn't SCA die out in the 90s? Maybe I'm wrong.

SCA = Subcarrier audio
 
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The last time I checked around here(Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, NJ area) the only thing on SCA was foreign language,data, and two elevator music stations. Being nationwide I would assume that they use satellite for their in house radio. I found article indicating that they use Galaxy 11 for their VSAT terminals. That may be a place to start if it is not already encrypted. I have a few in my area, I'll have to see if I can see anything on the roof/wall.
 
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Back in the day when I used to work in a grocery store, The audio feed came from satellite, with the weeks ads and such once a week at a certain time.

It was recorded on some funny looking tape, and played over and over until next week.

That was many many years ago, though, time probably have changed.
 
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The grocery store I worked at over a decade ago, got theirs off of a KU Band dish, I'm not sure of the receiver as I never saw it. It took a very very mean rain to shut down the store's radio.
 
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My work uses satellties not only for music but for internal video broadcasting. It's interesting because we have a schedual and upper management ones say not for others to be in the room :confused: It would be interesting to get that at home but I doubt it's fta...if our main competitor is on there and it's encrypted then we probably are.
 
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