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Clocks Change on Sunday Nov. 2

Reversion to standard time is a week away.

We’re a week away from changing our clocks in most of the country.

On the first Sunday in November — that’s Nov. 2 this year, at the end of next week — clocks are set back one hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1 a.m. local standard time. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not use daylight time. Then we’ll “spring ahead” come March 8, 2009.

The Traffic Director’s Guild of America reminded stations to make notations on their logs beginning with the one for Sunday, Nov. 2. That’s a 25-hour broadcast day.

“It’s not only remembering to ‘spring forward’ and ‘fall back’ but also remembering automated EAS equipment that has two clocks (internal and external),” TDGA advised members.

“Traffic or operations personnel may also need to confirm that automation playback equipment that produces ‘as played’ logs for reconciliation need to be reset. However … many (but not all) PCs and playback units have built-in time adjustments that switch automatically changeover to and from Daylight Saving Time.”

Again, the clock change is next weekend, Nov. 2.