In RadioDJ free radio automation software you have the ability to control what metadata the listener sees when a song, request or jingle plays.
We regularly get people asking how they can hide the artist & title of a Jingle or track form showing in the stream.
Look under Options>Options>Stream Titles: This is where the magic happens.
You have various track types in RadioDJ
Jingle = 1
Sweeper = 2
Voiceover = 3
Commercial = 4
InternetStream = 5
Other = 6
VDF = 7
Podcast = 8
Request = 9
News = 10
PlaylistEvent = 11
FileByDate = 12
NewestFromFolder = 13
Teaser = 14
In order to show the information you want to show you need to select the track type and configure what information you want displaying that track type plays.
These are some of the Variables
$track_id$ = Track's Database ID
$artist$ = Track Artist
$title$ = Track Title
$album$ = Track Album
$year$ = Release year
$duration$ = Track Duration
$track_no$ = Track's Number
$disc_no$ = Track's Disc
$bpm$ = Track's Beat per Minute
$rotation_name$ = Current rotation's name
$rotation_id$ = Current rotation's ID
$station_name$ = Station's Name
$station_slogan$ = Station's Slogan
$request_username$ = Requesters username
$request_message$ = Requesters Message
We have our metadata for music set with $artist – $title$ ($duration$) and it displays like this:
e.g: Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me (04:14)
If you’ve set your station name and slogan you can use that when a Jingle plays $station_name$ – $station_slogan$ then RadioDJ now playing output text file will only show the Station’s Name & Slogan.
e.g: Baldy Radio – Live From The Heart Of Manchester
You can even customise the metadata when you play a listener’s song request. If you want to you can display the listener’s name and message in the stream by setting the stream titles to something like this:
Under track type request you would put these variables $request_username$ – $request_message$
Note: This will only work with songs requested via your website.
We never bother with a listeners request message it would take up up too much space in a player
We set our metadata like this for requests $artist$ – $title$ (Requested by: $request_username$) which then outputs this:
e.g: Aha – Hunting High and Low (Requested by: Gary)
There are more stream variables that can be used to display customised information in the now playing text file. Have a play around until you get the stream titles the way you want them.
The full list of stream variables is too long to post here but they can be found in the “Docs” folder inside the RadioDJ program folder.
We hope this simple guide helps you to understand the various ways you can customise your metadata with RadioDJ.