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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

Steve Warren

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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

Steve Warren

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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

Steve Warren

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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,

Steve Warren

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What I Did When Don Everly Died

I was on the air at Gulf 104 in Tallahassee when Elvis died in August of ’77.  Today,  I don’t remember which song I played after making the announcement about it. The station was CHR with an Album Rock edge and we didn’t normally play Elvis. But this was certainly a cultural event it and

Steve Warren