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· TrafficONE

The TrafficONE Blog

For some who don’t know, MusicONE’s companion enhancement is TrafficONE, our advertising scheduler and biller.  Most of the tutorial videos for T1 are on the Knowledge Base page here on this site. There is also a TrafficONE blog where we sometimes post information for T1 users on that site that’s not posted here on the

Steve Warren

· Formatting

The Early Years - Scheduling Music Before Computers

Al Jarvis was the first disc jockey. He invented this thing we do in Los Angeles in the early 1930’s.  One guy, one microphone, two turntables and a stack of records. He played records for three hours a day. He introduced the songs and talked about the singers, band leaders and musicians. He took requests

Steve Warren

· Categories

Create a Weekly Spins Report

One of the most important things in music radio is to always be aware of exactly how much exposure you are giving to the songs you’re playing.  And, if your station reports to one of the music charts, then you’ll need a weekly spins report every week.  Here a video showing how to make a

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

Music Scheduling Before Computers

The thing guys coming into music radio today don’t have that the young radio guys of my generation had is mentors. There is still no school teaching how to do it. It is a craft that is learned by doing.  Top 40, the very first radio ‘format’ was born in the 1950’s along side Rock’n

Steve Warren

· Formatting

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

Steve Warren

· Formatting

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

Steve Warren

· Formatting

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

Steve Warren

· Formatting

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,

Steve Warren

· Uncategorized

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,

Steve Warren