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

They wanted to limit the amount of requests a user can request.

You can do this with the Demo Request Script on the forums.

You can limit the time between requests and also control how many songs someone can request per day.

“Although 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 regular listeners.

Internet 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 (E.G: No more than 5 requests from 1 IP per day) is actually better than allowing so many requests per hour per IP address.

“Remember you don’t have to play a request that someone has made. It’s just that “A request”

If people email or contact you on social media to 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.

Last updated on: 16th August 2019
at 07:09 AM Europe/London