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Category Archives: Scheduling

Scheduling Countdown Shows

In the final month of the year, many stations will be running a Year’s Top Hits Countdown.  Plenty of stations run their own weekly Top Hits countdown, as well. A while back, I discovered a long-time M1 user had been scheduling a weekly countdown show by hand, searching and scheduling every song slot in a three-hour period. Took him about fifteen or twenty minutes. Aghast, I was. This task should take no more than five minutes and that’s only to re-arrange the songs into the new countdown order each week. It does require a bit of formatting set-up. This vid explains how to do it. Runs 4:24


Scheduling Christmas

Way, way back, I started scheduling Christmas music on Thanksgiving day. For those outside the USA, that always falls on the 3rd Thursday of November; about five days before the big day. After that holiday weekend, I’d schedule one Christmas song an hour for the next week.  Two an hour the week after.  Three an… Continue Reading

Shuffling Categories

After the initial shuffle of a category, there is usually little reason to shuffle.  If there are major changes to the category, maybe a lot of new songs added to it, then it probably could use a shuffle. Otherwise, the only reason to shuffle is to eliminate predictability. Like, “every time I hear that song, seems… Continue Reading

Scheduling – Automatic Scheduling

There are three ways to schedule with Music 1. Inter-active, which is the original inter-active algorithm. Hybrid, a cross-mix with the traditional music schedulng algorithm which has the software making choices about rule violations. And this one. Automatic has M1 scheduling the full day, every day without any stops for editing decisions. Continue Reading

Hybrid Scheduling System

With just a few settings changes, you can use a hybrid scheduling routine that will have M1 making choices and over-riding minor rules problem slots when it has to, and stopping for inter-active edits when unbreakable rules problems are encountered. Continue Reading

Scheduling – Syndicated Shows

How can I schedule syndicated programs, like my weekly Oldies show? Typical syndicated show may have 5 segments an hour and maybe it is a 3 hour show; so, 15 segments. In M1, create one Category for it. Add 15 Cards, each with the approximate length of the segment, each with the specific Cart /… Continue Reading

Platooning for Tempo Control

It often happens with a new Music 1 user’s first time around the track. It’s quite easy to install formatting and music flow rules that simply don’t jive with the content of the library.  This video demonstrates something I’ve often seen with new M1 start-ups.  M1 is designed to deliver the same number of spins for… Continue Reading