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· 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

· 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 Top Five Most Requested Songs…

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, Chuck Berry/Run, Rudolph Run. They…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

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 carry the song with you…

Steve Warren

· Radio Stuff

The Radio Book I'm Reading

Sub-title:  American Radio Tales (1946 -1996). I happened across this book on Amazon and have recommended it to many old-hands who remember many of the guys on the pages.  Published in 2009 by radio veteran Bob Shannon, he book contains short profiles of the radio careers of 58 people who participated in the invention and growth of modern music radio. …

Steve Warren