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· Radio Stuff

Why Today's Radio Sucks

Why Radio Plays The Same Songs Over and Over You may know of Pat Holiday’s YouTube channel.  He’s a veteran program director from my generation now doing a valuable job teaching things we all used to learn by doing. From its invention in the 50’s to the end of the century, radio guys learned the craft by working with groups…

Steve Warren

· TrafficONE

Faster Scheduling for TrafficONE

Revision 840 = Faster Scheduling for T1 Stations that use our advertising schedule and billing extension, TrafficONE should subscribe to the T1 blog, if not already. We don’t do a lot of blog updates; ours are just stuff a good many of our users should know about. Like the new speed improvements made within the M1 engine that makes the…

Steve Warren

· Categories

Categories 101

This six minute video covers the need-to-know basics of MusicONE categories. It includes the single most important screen in the software: the Average Turnover chart. Each category has its own rotation pattern. The turnover chart shows the repeat-play pattern for each category and helps you keep the flow in tune.

Steve Warren

· Mechanics

MusicONE Backup

Backup and Moving MusicONE or TrafficONE to a New Computer You should make it a practice to backup your MusicONE and/or TrafficONE database at least once a week. It is simple.  Just copy the (station).m1 database file to some other media; to a flash drive, and external drive or the cloud drive of your choice. You could also email it…

Steve Warren

· Formatting

Formatting for the Quarter Hour

Radio sells advertising by the quarter hour; specifically the average number of listeners will hear an advertiser’s message in the quarter hour where it airs. So, smart program directors format for quarter hour maintenance.

Steve Warren

· 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 M1 site. Here’s a link to…

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 Roll music and the first…

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