Saw a tweet from a SAM Broadcaster user having to reinstall the program after it had gone wrong on him and wouldn’t restart after a reboot of the PC.

“In the process of reinstalling SAM Broadcaster it completely refuses to load even after system reboot”

We know how this user feels it’s happened to us on many occasions over the years. SAM Broadcaster goes wrong and crashes for no reason even in the newer versions.

It’s frustrating when SAM Broadcaster crashes and then won’t restart after a reboot of the PC and you have to faff around reinstalling the program and database from scratch.

We’ve yet to hear of anyone having an issue with RadioDJ randomly crashing on them and not restarting after a computer reboot.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

“The MySQL database in RadioDJ is far more solid and robust than the SQL/Firebird databases in SAM Broadcaster”

Plus RadioDJ has an amazing database backup tool that backs up your SQL database at a set time each day.

In the unlikely event of the RadioDJ database going wrong due to a power outage it’s easily fixed using HeidiSQL

Saving your RadioDJ configuration settings is also easy you just backup the RadioDJ program folder to another location (USB Drive/External Drive) after you have all your settings the way you want them.


It’s rare for RadioDJ to actually crash or go wrong.

We can honestly say hand on heart that we’ve never had RadioDJ crash on us since we discovered the program back in 2010. The database tables once crashed after a power cut but that was easily remedied by using HeidiSQL to repair the database with.

The smart DJ’s and radio station owners seem to be steering away from using SAM Broadcaster if the RadioDJ download figures are anything to go by.

If you should get stuck on how to install RadioDJ you can find an easy tutorial on how to install it by clicking the button below

How To Install RadioDJ

Once you get used to what RadioDJ free radio automation software can do for you & your radio station you’ll wonder why you ever paid $$$ for other automation software.

Despite what other radio software manufacturers might have you believe there are NO hidden fees with RadioDJ.

Make the switch today… RadioDJ isn’t your enemy It’s your FRIEND!

Last updated on: 25th September 2018
at 16:13 PM Europe/London