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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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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Stats the Way We Like it!

Just been doing some research into statistics involving the posts to do with cracked software on my blog.

I really should stop adding numbers together. I’m always blown away when I see the results.

Stats Jan-Dec 2015

The above graph represents the last 12 months (Jan-Dec 2015)

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Hey Mr DJ Can You Play…

In all the years I’ve been a DJ I’ve worked in some great places & I’ve lost count of the amount of requests I’ve taken from people for songs at some special event such as birthday or wedding.

Although requests were usually OK, Some nights you would get that one person who constantly kept coming up to the booth or stage demanding you played the song(s) they wanted to hear.


At one venue in Scunthorpe in 2008 I ended up quitting the Friday night DJ position after someone threatened me with violence for not playing the songs he wanted to hear…

Thankfully that venue has long since been demolished to make way for housing.

What these IDIOTS need to remember is DJ’s are creative people & they’re paid to entertain a crowd!

They are NOT a Jukebox! You don’t dicate the playlist.

It takes a lot of skill and thought to get the playlist/set just right for the audience you are entertaining.

Next time you’re at a party and there’s a DJ playing the party tunes leave him to it he knows what he’s doing.

Although If you do feel the need to ask a DJ for a request at a party/pub etc…

Don’t start threatening them it will only get your song request put to the very bottom of the DJ’s playlist!

Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin

Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin (Security Risk)

I noticed a post on the Winamp forums where someone was asking for a song request plugin for the program.

Another user suggested they should use the Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin.

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While the Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin was great for interacting with listeners years ago.

Things have moved on somewhat especially in the world of Internet radio request scripts for websites.

“The Oddsock Gen Song Request Plugin is full of “Security holes” which in turn means the person using it could easily have their copy of Winamp hacked or worse their computer”

See this LINK for more information.

If you really need to have a song request page on your website then you should look no further than RadioDJ free radio automation software.

RadioDJ Free radio automation download

With RadioDJ you can use either a Demo web script or a WordPress plugin

Theses (PHP) scripts allow users to request songs from your website. These scripts aren’t that difficult to set up either.

You just need a web host that allows port 3306 access so the web scripts can talk to the MySQL database on your PC.

It’s gotta be better that than leaving your PC at the mercy of being hacked? As long as you choose a strong password for your SQL server when you set it up you shouldn’t have any issues with being hacked.

A Dutch Winamp fan site is still recommending the Oddsock song request plugin to anyone who visits their site.

They’ve obviously never heard about the security issues with the scripts…

If you do decide to use the Oddsock song request plugin then GOOD LUCK! You’ll only regret it when someone hacks the scripts and manages to crash Winamp!

Don’t say you weren’t warned!!

You’re Running a Radio Station NOT a JukeBox

User on the RadioDJ forums wants the demo request (PHP) script to offer a bit more flexibility for user requests.

(i.e 2 listener requests from an IP per hour like SAM Broadcaster)

While it’s nice to have the request function in RadioDJ you have to remember you’re running a radio station not a jukebox.

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Requests from listeners are all well and good but treating your station like a jukebox isn’t going to win you many listeners.

Radio is supposed be creative and entertaining.

If you just have listener request after listener request you might as well call your station “The World’s Biggest Jukebox”

I think a daily limit on requests (i.e No more than 5 requests from 1 IP per day) is actually better than allowing so many requests per hour per IP address.

You don’t have to play a request that someone has made. It’s just a bonus for live shows really.

If people email you and complain that you’re not playing their requests.

Just ignore them it’s your station & it’s up to you to decide what gets played (& what doesn’t).

The less your stream sounds like a jukebox the better it will be for your core base of listeners.

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