Frequently asked questions about
What is NewsLine?
What is NewsLine?NewsLine is an interactive voice information services with over 1,500 categories available for access free of charge.NewsLine updates over 800 local and national program topics on sports,news, entertainment, business and financial information. It maintains more than six thousand features including health and legal information, local utility and government information and many other programs with local media (radio & television). Manages over two million requests for information annually.
Here is a list of our most popular categories:
4000 Stock Quotes
1004 Local Lottery results
2100 - 2012 Soap Operas
1005 Local & National News
2430-2447 Movie & Music Reviews
Where does the content of Newsline come from?. Many of our programs fed directly from CityLine information services and AP; Which comes to us via satellite? Locally our programs are loaded into our system by Daily News staffers, radio & television and community sponsors such as The Downtown Dayton Partnership.
Horoscopes, Stock Quote Hotline, Soap operas and syndicated feed. Things such as Local weather -WHIO, Bucky Albers & Chick Ludwig commentaries are local information.
How do you access Newsline?1. Call 463-4636 from any touch tone phone in our local dialing area. Remember this call is free of charge. A call to NewsLine outside of the local dialing area is considered a long distance call.
2. After the introductory Ad plays in its entirety, you may then dial your four- digit category code that you have chosen from your directory. Please press the numbers evenly so the computer can understand your selection.
3. To go to another category, press* (star). You will then be asked for the next four -digit code.
4. You may listen to as many as four categories in one phone call. You may also access as many as 10 stock quotes in one call.
How does the Stockline service work?1. Dial 463-4636 -then enter CODE -4000and press 1 to access a stock quote or press 2 if you wish to hear a full explanation of how the Hotline works.
2. If you chose 1 for a stock quote you must give the correct code for the ticker symbol of that stock. Each letter of the ticker symbol has a two-digits number.
Then enter your ticker symbol followed by the * Key. This letsŐ the computer know that you are finished entering your code.
:DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE:
(D= 31 J= 51 I= 43 A =21)
The D is located on the 3 keypad, so the first number to press for D is 3. The second number is related to the position on the keypad in which to 3 is position - 1 therefore D=31.
Note: preferred stock ticker symbols include a plus sign or a period. The code for a plus sign is 11, and the code for a period is 13.
Always remember when using this BRITE PERCEPTION system please be sure to use /=17 for the slash symbol.
The slash separates the ticker from the class - we cannot tell if a symbol is not working without the name itself. Then we can check the AP stockline PC. We then key in the symbol and see if it is working. If it does appear to be ok., and the caller still can't get through; there may be a problem with the cables or phone line.
NewslLine is used many different ways by our staffers. We offer things such as late scores, sports speakup . We also feature the speakup column of the Editorial page, polling and local movie and music reviews.
We can get as many as 500,000 calls per month. Many of the calls are made to specific lines such as Stock Quote Hotline with as many as 90,000 hits monthly. The Horoscope line get as many as 110,000 hits monthly. Daily we can have as many as 150- 3,000 calls coming in to boxes like Chick Ludwig and Bucky Albers sports commentaries.
1. Call NewsLine at 463-4636.
Nancy Davis @ 2463 in Advertising is responsible for any problems you may have dealing with Jobline and Dine Line also how and where to get advertising on Newsline.
Q. My stock ticker doesnŐt work with this.
Q. My horoscope isnŐt current.
Q. What is the code for Soap Operas?
Q. What do I tell callers for News Speakup?