When a station conducts an analysis of its music system, the first priority should be examining how songs are rotating. A large library can sound like just a handful of songs if they play at the same time several times a week. On the other hand, a relatively small library can sound huge if the songs rotate properly. But the system won’t work unless the math is right. Fortunately, there’s a solution. Start by setting up perfect music rotations.

This article is about setting up perfect music rotations on radio stations. Including:

  • How to calculate rotations that move from one hour to another naturally.
  • A cheat sheet for perfect music rotations.
  • Problems that arise in the real world.
  • How to deal with scheduling conflicts so it doesn’t destroy rotations. 
  • Secret weapon: Use the kick feature.

Perfect Music Rotations