So you’ve installed RadioDJ and imported your music and you’re stuck as to what track rotations are let me try and explain a little.
Track Rotations in RadioDJ selects the music only from the categories you tell it to choose from, You can have multiple rotations for different moods, just don’t forget to save the rotation once you’ve created it.
Also make sure when creating a rotation item that the repeat rules boxes are checked so you don’t have any repetition in songs.
Important: Try not to apply repeat rules to Jingles or Station ID’s you need them to be available to the rotation, I always loaded my jingles by “Least recently played” and sometimes “Random” when we ran a backup stream for another radio station a few years ago.
Yes I’m aware this is another post about RadioDJ and how great it is BUT the fact is its far more stable and reliable than other expensive radio automation software which you can pay lots of $$$, £££ or €€€ for.
We discovered RadioDJ around November 2010 but didn’t use it to its full potential until the fateful events of New Years Morning 2011, We switched to using RadioDJ on the afternoon of 1st January 2011 after SAM Broadcaster went horribly wrong on us overnight.
We experienced what is known as a Clockwheel Failure where SAM Broadcaster would only play Station ID’s and Jingles even though the Clockwheel rotation had over 5,000 tracks to choose from so there shouldn’t have been an issue.
SAM cost me listeners that night, many of whom never returned to my stream and I’d worked hard to get those listeners in the first place.
That’s just one of many reasons why I hate SAM Broadcaster
Switching to RadioDJ was ulimately the best decision I have ever made when it came to software
It was easy to use once I configured its database and options.
I really wish certain people on the Internet would keep their opinions about me to themselves.
I’ve recently been accused of Bad Software Practices because of the way I promote Radio DJ over other paid for software.
I’m confused as to what those bad software practices are exactly, I simply promote freely available software over paid for solutions & last time I looked there was nothing remotely wrong in my doing so…
I regularly test the demo’s of paid for radio automation software and find some (most) of them don’t perform as well as free radio software offerings such as RadioDJ.