What A Difference 5 Years Makes

It’s now over 5 years since we first discovered & started using RadioDJ radio automation software.

RadioDJ 1.3.7.0

RadioDJ 1.6.0

We started looking for another automation solution because SAM Broadcaster just wouldn’t work as it was supposed to.

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Last updated on: July 22nd, 2017
at 10:07 AM Europe/London

RadioDJ Hide Songs From Being Requested?

This is a question that has been asked recently on the RadioDJ forums.

“Is there a way to hide specific songs from being requested?”

 
As it goes YES Indeed there is and It’s NOT as difficult as you might think.

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Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 19:01 PM Europe/London

Why Does RadioDJ Rely On A MySQL Database?

Saw this post on a forum on a post about RadioDJ free radio automation software.

“The biggest fail with RadioDJ to me is the reliance upon a MySQL database”

 
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So Why does RadioDJ rely on a MYSQL database?

RadioDJ requires MySQL to run some backend functions such as Rotations/Playlists/Events and even listener requests.

The fact RadioDJ relies on an SQL database for some of it’s functions is actually one of it’s PLUS points.

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Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 14:28 PM Europe/London

Installing RadioDJ On A New Machine

Recently a couple of users of RadioDJ free radio automation software asked how they should go about transferring the RadioDJ settings to a new computer.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

Are there files that I can copy and paste onto the new machine so it will have the same rotation, cue marks, events, and other settings? Please advise.

 
Moving RadioDJ to a new machine with the same settings is really easy.

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Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 19:01 PM Europe/London

RadioDJ & MSSQL?

This search term appeared on my stats over the past few days.

“RadioDJ & MSSQL”

 
I guess by now the person who made that search will realise that RadioDJ only works with MySQL

Unlike SAM Broadcaster which has 4 different database options. The database in RadioDJ has been kept simple.

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Last updated on: July 31st, 2017
at 15:34 PM Europe/London

You’re Just Making Stuff Up? (Sam Broadcaster)

We’ve been accused of “Making up” the problems about SAM Broadcaster…

Nope! we’re not making anything up, things really are as bad as they seem with SAM Broadcaster

The problems documented on this website and its posts are just a few of the reasons as to why we think the software isn’t worth the $299 Spacial Audio charge for their software.

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Last updated on: December 29th, 2017
at 13:11 PM Europe/London

RadioDJ Stable Database

It’s June 2014 since I last decided to rebuild my RadioDJ SQL database from scratch.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

In all the years I’ve been doing Internet Radio this is the longest I’ve gone without having to rebuild a SQL database.

Some of the credit for the stability also needs to go to MariaDB we’ve found it’s a lot more stable and easier to setup than Oracle MySQL.

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Last updated on: November 13th, 2017
at 14:36 PM Europe/London

Sam Broadcaster Mac SQL Problems

SAM Broadcaster for the Mac has now been Scrapped/discontinued by Spacial Audio!

This past few days I’ve seen a few users saying they were having issues when installing SAM Broadcaster Mac (Crossover) edition.

SAM Broadcaster Mac SQL problems

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Last updated on: January 15th, 2018
at 13:57 PM Europe/London

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