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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

New Website For M1

Our new website design went up last Wednesday afternoon and we immediately discovered that none of the download links worked anymore. If you’ve saved the upgrade links from the past, or if you’ve got any emails from me with those links, you can toss them. The new links to get the upgrades and installers for… 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

Selection Categories

Selection Categories allow songs to be in two categories at the same time. In this demo, I’m making a Selection category and filling it with Rolling Stones songs.  Then I can make a clock that will schedule Stones and nothing but Stones and then use that clock for an All-Stones hour on Saturday night.  Selection… Continue Reading