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  1. Hi All, My name is Gregg Kovach. I am the executive director of a dedicated FM station in Indiana. Even though much of what we do is live, at least two-thirds of our broadcast is governed by automation. A founding member of the station by default got us on the air and went with an old automation system called JockeyProLT. We use currently this same automation which has not even in operation nowadays (no updates or customer service). It also will not run on a PC with an OS after XP. Yep, Stone Age. Still, it defined who we are. What we need in our automation, and what JockeyProLT gave us, is that shows ran at the top of the hour. During the period where no show was programmed to play, I had our automation set up to play spots, jingles or promos at regular intervals (15 mins). I also was able - by percentages - to play music by genre. The program had a separate interface built into it called JockBox, which was where I had our show themes, sound effects, etc.. A very unique feature, I have found. I have sustained our system but regard this as existing on borrowed time. One day, we will crash and not have the ability to exist as we did. I want to get out in front of a dire situation by getting something affordable (in the range of 500-1000 dollars) which would do what I require (stated above). Finally, besides myself as the guy who will more or less keep the system up-to-date, the end user - a live DJ - should be able to use it without fear of being overwhelmed. I am hoping someone can guide me or likewise point me in the direction of a user-friendly automation software for a low budget radio station. I appreciate any help anyone can offer. www.wvlp.org 219-476-9000 (office) 219-707-3062 (cell) info@wvlp.org
  2. What features do you expect from cloud radio automation systems? If you already use cloud automation, what features are missing there, what should be made better, or easier to use?
  3. I'm currently running an internet station that uses Centova Cast for the automation. I have been asked to set up a near-field FM radio station for a large event. The event producer would like to have commercials and announcements scattered in between the music. I am primarily Mac based, but I could get access to a Windows machine if I absolutely have no other option. All I'm really looking for is simple, cheap automation software that will play music in a playlist and fire off a commercial or 2 at regular intervals. Is there anything like that and that isn't too pricey? Currently I'm considering just using iTunes and manually setting commercials within the playlist, but I'd like something a little more automatic. Any ideas?
  4. I am a new user of SAM Broadcaster and I am experimenting with the automation. This is my 3 playlist rotation programming idea: I have one playlist called "TOP 20" that has my Top 20 newest and best songs. I have a second playlist called "Top 40" that has my Top 40 songs. (Those that have exhausted the Top 20 and/or are not the "BEST of the BEST") I have a third playlist called "GOLD" that has 1200 great songs. I want SAM to play one song from the 1st playlist, then one song from the 2nd playlist, then one song from the third playlist. Without repeating any songs until the playlists are each exhausted. Essentially estimating it will repeat songs from the 1st playlist more (every 4 hours EST) 2nd playlist (every 8 hours) and from the third every few days or weeks. etc. So I have it set to play least played and do not repeat accordingly. Is this the correct way to accomplish this? I feel I am doing something wrong. The problem arises when I add any new music. I would have to reset the play counts or else it will screw up the rotation. Your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Hello! Please, I can't find this software from this photos.Please, if you know it, answer! Thank you very much if you can help me! If you want to see this software more, watch here from minute 8 or something:
  6. We just released a beta version of RadioBOSS Radio Automation Software! Everyone's invited to join beta testing. Free keys for beta testers (*) RadioBOSS 4.9 beta: http://www.djsoft.net/smf/index.php/topic,3326.0.html Don't know what RadioBOSS is? Watch this short (1:30) video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CaZxKHaa24g (*) keys will expire July 30, 2013.
  7. Hello I would like some feedback on a very easy to use Internet Radio Automation software. goto www.nextkast.com to download and view the quick start video. Let me know your thoughts and ideas on what is missing to make this a simple internet radio automation winner. The software is very simple and does not use any database system. You can hear it in action at www.saDanceRadio.com. Thanks Winston Potgieter - Developer www.nextKast.com
  8. Hi all, Airtime 2.2, the free open source radio software from Sourcefabric is out now. Here's a quick summary of what you can expect. For those of you not comfortable installing on a GNU/Linux server, Airtime Pro might be worth a look. There's a 30 day free trial - same functionality, takes care of install, security, updates and so on. Four live modes now exist in Airtime. DJs can rebroadcast incoming streams managed by a source switcher which manually, or automatically, connects to the correct source (and fades between them). Users can configure remote live input streams from DJ programs such as Mixxx or IDJC, or smartphone applications used by broadcast journalists. Additionally, they can schedule these streams in the calendar, or schedule a ‘live’ show which records from the computer’s line-in. Requested by users more than any other feature, the new Smart Blocks let users enter parameters (like genre or time last played) for a playlist and Airtime will populate that block randomly according to those conditions, before playing it out at an allotted time. The library has also been overhauled, with huge performance increases on import and improved search. Users can also drag and drop tracks directly from the library into the Now Playing list to instantly edit playout on-the-fly. Amongst 500 bug fixes and improvements, other new features include: WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain to normalize volume output. User ownership of files to help stations with multiple DJs Rescan watched folders button (useful for network drives where keeping in sync is more difficult). Stereo/mono streams. Huge thanks to the growing Airtime community for testing and suggesting new features. Airtime now has hundreds of users worldwide, we couldn't do this without them! Best, Adam [h=3]Resources[/h]Download free: http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/ Read the manual: http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-2/easy-setup/ Check out all the features: http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/ Screencast guide to Airtime 2.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbhsjNoK3_o
  9. Dear all, Airtime Pro is a hosted version of Sourcefabric's award-winning, open source radio automation software and we're pleased to offer you the chance to check it out, no-risk, for free. Airtime Pro is cloud-hosted, comes with free email, livechat and forum support and has a range of streaming add-ons. Icecast and SHOUTcast integration is standard, and Airtime Pro also offers automatic upload to SoundCloud (and an amazing 30% off the standard SoundCloud audio hosting price). The free trial lasts for 30 days, cancel before this and we'll delete your account, no questions asked! If you've any questions, you can chat with our support team live on the Airtime Pro site (or post them here!). See you there! Best wishes, Adam
  10. Hi everyone, Been lurking around here off and on for over a year and figured it's time to come out of the shadows (creepy I know). My fiance and I used to do radio via Blog Talk Radio but knew that at some point we would want to be more independent. However, in that independence (from what I can see) we will have to depend on some type of '-cast' hosting (Shoutcast, Icecast whatever). I have Direttore Pro which I like but in order to stream it needs Winamp running in the background (which I don't like). I also have Broadwave (paid) and an Alesis mixer to be able to use Skype (just so you know what I have on hand that might be of use). So, say I wanted to use a Go Daddy streaming sever (not really just as an example), what would be my options for automation and streaming that did not involve Shoutcast, Outcast or any other -cast? Even if I have to use Winamp would I have any other options to get my stream to the net? I have also tried SAM, which I like but it is not going to be in the budget anytime soon. Thanks in advance and I have really enjoyed the forum thus far. Hope that at some point I have something valuable to add.
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