Thursday, February 2, 2023

Math to Set Up Perfect Music Rotations

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...

7 Tips For Perfect Song Segues

Every single thing that happens on-air is important. For music stations, that's particularly true for song segues. How songs fit together is critical to the listening experience. Pay attention to this detail to create...

Download: Target Era Calculator

How can a programmer determine the depth of a music library? Should it be deep or shallow? And should the primary focus be on narrowly defined genres or open them up to be wide?...

Download: Perfect Music Rotations Worksheet

There are many things that could cause music to rotate poorly. But before diagnosing the cause of a problem, it’s best to go all the way back to the basics to make sure the...

The Hidden Cause Of Music Repetition Perception

Radio programmers and music directors spend far more time listening to their radio station than any listener. They're highly sensitive to song repetition. But before rushing to add more songs to the library consider...

Music Sequencing: How To Avoid Train Wreck Segues

Scheduling music for a radio station is an art. There are many ways to express art based on the vision of the artist. Some music artists, particularly in the Variety Hits format (Jack-FM, Bob-FM)...

How The Pop Music Cycle Affects Ratings

Music programmers know that the strength of current music is critical to success. The more a station depends on the music, the more the pop music cycle affects ratings. When music goes against the...

The Power of the Platoon In Music Scheduling

Armies are highly organized machines that depend on leadership to manage complex operations. They organize troops into platoons that can be activated at any time. This concept can be applied to music scheduling. Smart...

The Pros and Cons of Packeting Songs

Radio programmers either love or hate the idea of packeting songs in a music scheduling system. And there are good reasons for both emotions. This article explains how, when and why packeting songs is a...

Music Repetition Is A Programmer’s Friend

In some ways, Program Directors are like medical doctors. A doctor's primary goal is to “do no harm”. Removing negatives and potential barriers to listening is an irresistible emotion. But when it comes to...

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Dealing With Tragedy Seminar on Demand

It seems that every month, there’s a new crisis. Natural disasters, terror attacks, school shootings and local events capture the attention of listeners. But...
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