The Holy Grail of music programming is finding a way to improve music flow. It’s probably how Alexander Graham Bell felt the first time he heard the telephone ring. Music flow should be a primary goal for every programmer. Each quarter-hour should be a snapshot of the desired balance in tempo, texture, genre, familiarity, and exposure of new songs.
Yet song-to-song music sequencing is a big problem for most station playlists.
To improve music flow, consider the pendulum.