This is everything, gang. The first post on this blog was 13/May, 2009. The sole purpose of the MusicONE blog is to dispense information, training and useful tips about the music scheduler. You can usually find an article or video with an answer to your question by typing a word or two into the Search field. But if you scan down the page, you may find some things M1 does that you didn't know about.

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Linking - Elvis Intros

It is easy to record a bunch of Artist intros and link them to songs by the singers. Simple little things like this can make a fully automated station come alive. There are a couple more videos on the M1 site about linking.  Here’s a refresher. The vid below runs 3:35

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Voice Track - Auto Numbering

When your announcers are voice tracking from remote locations and when your automation system is not one that allows them to record the VT’s directly into player itself, here’s a way to get the task done without making mistakes. A lot of stations have to do it this way: First you email the playlists for

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Formatting the Year End Countdown 2022

The single most listened to Thing on music radio is the Countdown. People love lists, of course and we soon learned that people remember to tune back in for the countdown shows. Early Rock ‘n Roll radio stations had all kinds.  There was the Weekly Top 40 Countdown, yes.  There was the countdown of the

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Christmas 2022

Strange to you but back in early days of Rock ‘n Roll Radio, most stations didn’t add Christmas music until the week before the day. Hard to believe, eh? For one thing, there weren’t a whole bunch of Christmas Pop/Rock records that would fit. Think about it. Bing Crosby/White Christmas. And a few minutes later,

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Another Way to Backup Your M1 Database

When you first start M1 each day,you see that Backup button on the first screen.  When you click that, it makes ak zip file of your M1 database and the Logs folder.  You then should copy the zip file to some external location. But, if your station has the M1 database in a network location,

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How the Cassette Changed The World

It came out in 1983 and did change things, indeed.  For the first time, we had a small, light, very portable recording system.  The quality was crappy by pro standards, but listenable.  Soon cars had cassette players in the dash.  If you loved the Eagles album and the radio wouldn’t play “Desperado”, you could now

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