You want to make a recording to play on your radio station. Perhaps it’s a message to go before a song request; maybe you need to broadcast an emergency message; or maybe you
Live scripts are a great way to communicate information to your listener in a personal way (not just in canned commercial format). Station promos and announcements, community notices and even commercials.
When an announcer is on air, it is important that their continuity is understandable, and gives clear direction to the listener. For example, a phrase like “coming up” is great, because it keeps
Welcome to the final instalment in our series on running an automated radio station.
An automated radio station can continue to run uninterrupted…indefinitely (provided you have your Windows Update Auto Restart turned
Welcome to the final installment in our series on running an automated radio station.
Yesterday we talked about voice tracking to provide an announcer’s voice in an automated programme. Unless you
A Voice Track is a recorded DJ announcement, that is scheduled and played between songs or programmes. It is specific to that one time, and is not repeated. It gives the
Success for a radio station, is getting listeners…and keeping them! One of the best ways of doing this, is giving them a reason to stay listening.
A station needs to promote its
Special Music Shows
Some stations like to set aside some of their air time for specialist music programmes – for example: one hour of Drum ‘n’ Bass on Friday evening, or Worship music
Perhaps the strength of your station is your music format. Of course, you don’t want to mess with that. Play the right music, and play it as much as you can.
In my country, all radio stations are required by law to identify themselves a minimum of once per hour. OK, that’s the legal requirements…but what about the relational requirements?
Come on folks, radio
What is an Automated Station?
An automated radio station is a station that operates automatically, using radio software. It is programmed to play certain audio at certain times, and it can keep playing
As I mentioned in this blog topic last Thursday, playing songs more often is a means of introducing new songs and making them known. As we all know, it is the favourites of
When you are building a radio station music library from scratch, it is important that you have a clear picture of what will define your station sound. One helpful tool in this process,
Our bodies are a wonder! Every day, as we take in food and liquid, our bodies create new cells, and discard old ones. Here’s the amazing part; in this process, we don’t lose
There is a balance to this.
A smaller library means that your listener will get to hear each song more often. This is good if you want to build the listener’s familiarity with
So, you want to start your own radio station. Good on you. And you want to play music. Great. And your cousin has a hard drive with half a million songs – so