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I'm intrigued to know how many tracks you have in your radio station collection.

 

I'm slowly building mine back up again after losing about 80GB of music 3 years ago. Just about got back up to around 12,000+ tracks again. Mines made of mainly charts hits most of it 1980's music.

 

How many categories have you split your stuff into?

Just how many tracks should a station ideally have?

How often do you repeat artist & titles?

 

It would be nice to know......

 

P.S I don't want this turning into an argument about where people get their music from!

 

So nothing :offtopic: please!

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I have two stations with about 8,000 songs each. I have heard many different discussions on this but I think it is all about what you want. I like having a good long mix so that we do not sound like every station out there and just play what is popular. I am an avid music lover and collector and I know that there are others that share my love for the style and mix that I play. As far as how often to play them, I have my station set up to not play the same artist for 3 1/2 hours. Not sure why I picked that time but it works.

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I have approximately 23K tracks divided by 6 strict Genres (Smooth Jazz. Acoustic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Vocal, Crossover Jazz) each Category is further sub-divided in 2 categories by listener ratings above and below a 3.75 out of 5. I add 1 CD every single day. I am averaging 2-3 tracks removed from the library daily due to lower ratings. I try to keep the library as fresh as possible with new music.

 

As far playing these tracks I use a clockwheel to pull from more highly rated categories than lower rated ones. Using this method the least played tracks average about once every 4 months. Whereas more highly tracks may play 2-3 times per month.

 

This of course does not include tracks requested where I average about 25-30 per day.

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Interesting !

 

I "had" lots more than these days ... untill the pc crashed completly

So I started all over again ... not from scratch but with songs from a backupdrive

- Currently there are about 6000 tracks into rotation

- Divided in 9 categories : from Oldies to Decades to Todays music

- An artist can be played maximum twice a day

 

But there is also "good" news ... :)

I received from a contact of mine a disk with about 456 GB music, music, ... and yes music

Its gonna be a hell of a job to add all songs into categories

Believe it or not ... but I "stopped" the scan of the disk at 78.000 songs

 

Offcourse not all songs gonna be added to the main playlist ... but it is for sure a box with a lot of treasures

The collection that I received starts in 1950 and ends at the late 90s

Anyway, to myself it gonna be a fantastic upgrade of my privat music collection

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I received from a contact of mine a disk with about 456 GB music, music, ... and yes music

Its gonna be a hell of a job to add all songs into categories

Believe it or not ... but I "stopped" the scan of the disk at 78.000 songs

 

Wish mine was as much as that..... we discovered a load more music on another drive yesterday so when i thought I’d got most of it sorted it seems there's still another 1000 or so tracks to add. Completely forgotten I’d ripped them.

 

My music collection will never be to everyone’s tastes but it suits me just fine. So when they're all added and tagged my 80s collection will be over 5000 tracks that's not including the 50s 60s 70s stuff there's about another 5000+ tracks among that lot.

 

I add about 20 rare tracks to my collection a week at the moment. I bought some bargain bin Vinyl in the 80s that's proving useful!

 

Turntable is up for recording them to mp3 as most of them you can't find on the internet.

 

There's also still a flight case of Cd's I haven’t looked at properly. Lots of 90s white label releases that some DJ was getting rid of. Doubt I'll be ripping them anytime soon.

 

It's all good fun getting it built up.

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Hey Gary, quick suggestion for you sir. You should invest in a network storage device for backing up data. Losing any data is a pain in the rump and I would not wish that on any one. Buying a network storage drive was one of the best investments I ever made, as I have tons of data i regularly back up.

 

If you have the time and resources - you could create your own - using open source software such as NAS4Free or FreeNAS (Both are based on FreeBSD). If you go with the option of creating your own network storage device - I would highly suggest the Ultrastar hard drive (http://www.storagereview.com/hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_review_hus724040ale640). It is a bit pricey - but it has one of the best Mean time between failures (MTBF) ratings for any server hard drive out there. It is rated for 2 million hours. Western Digital server hard drives can't touch that ;-)

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Hey Gary, quick suggestion for you sir. You should invest in a network storage device for backing up data. Losing any data is a pain in the rump and I would not wish that on any one. Buying a network storage drive was one of the best investments I ever made, as I have tons of data i regularly back up.

 

It was the network backup drive that accidentally got wiped in the first place.

 

I was running RDJ direct from it & somehow the disk magically erased itself!

 

I think the mistake was made in terminal when trying to sort something out as I was a newbie to Linux at the time.

 

I didn't have all the music loaded onto the computer at the time hence why i lost so much. Some really classic albums that got lost in various moves...

 

Anyway my setup is a bit better now music is backed up onto a pen drive as well as being on a storage drive.

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User of RadioDJ FREE radio playout software since 2010.

How to Install RadioDJ: https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-to-install-radiodj-free-radio.html

RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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