This useful programming tool is well known! RadioManager, which is provided for free to all Radionomy producers, allows you to precisely plan the broadcasting schedule through 30 consecutive days. Simple and user-friendly, RadioManger is easy to understand. Nevertheless, here is a useful article for those who have recently discovered or are learning how to use RadioManager.
1. Copy your tracks from one radio to another
Do you have various radios (under the same account) and you’d like to broadcast all of the tracks that you’ve uploaded onto one radio? It’s quite easy. When in the music box click on “copy towards”, the list of your radios will appear. It’s up to you to choose the radio or radios where you will paste the playlist. A new playlist will then be created in the radio that was chosen. It will have the same name as the original playlist with the day and date added.
2. Modify the time in which the Ads will be broadcast
The ad breaks are broadcast on the 10th and 40th minute of every hour. It is quite easy to modify when the ads will be diffused, you will need to play around with the tool found on the Day template page (click on Ads to access this function).
3. Implement broad constraint
In addition to the already implemented legal constraints (cf producer pact), it is advised to put broad diffusion constraints so that your schedules are easily generated. Be careful, putting flexible constraints does not mean that a title will be repeated more often. The schedule generator will wait until all of the tracks on the playlist are programmed with specific constraints before rebroadcasting the track.
4. Correctly label the track titles and artist names
If the track titles and artist names are automatically copied thanks to metadata, it’s not necessarily the case for other content (jingles, voice tracks, and podcasts). Correctly label each field with the artist names and titles since this is what will appear on the screen while they are being played. Avoid titles that are too complicated.
5. Measure your program thanks to the clocks
What is the best tool to measure your program? Clocks of course. By playing more or less of a playlist you will be able to modify the mood of your radio, therefore creating various « ambiances » (Jazz, Pop or just New music etc…). It’s up to you to add the tracks on the Day template so that you can offer different programs throughout the day. The music schedule of a radio, even if it’s consistent, can slightly change from morning, to afternoon and evening …
6. Duplicate your clocks and day templates
Do you want to update your clock or day template? Duplicate it! That allows you to update it without losing the original version. It’s very practical, you avoid starting over on a complicated clock or day template.
7. Create a 30 day schedule with just a couple of clicks
The schedule generator is very practical. To generate 24 hours of programming, you just need to click and drag it onto the day that you wish. Good to know: to turn off the day template for multiple days, you will need to click and drag it to the furthest date. You can therefore create a 30 day schedule in a matter of seconds. For info: if that doesn’t work (click and drag wasn’t take into account), go back and forth to the following month (using the arrows on the top right of the calendar) and start over.
8. Modify your schedule at the last minute
Do you want to add a track, jingle or voice track even though your schedule has been created? No problem. You can modify your schedule by going to the track and choosing: -add content before or after (arrow up or arrow down) -modify the order of the tracks (arrow up or down) -delete a title Make sure to save your schedule after the changes are made. By the way, never modify your schedule while it’s playing, make the changes 30 minutes before it starts.
9. Easily regenerate your schedule
Have you added podcasts, jingles or new tracks to your music box? Have you modified a constraint? Would you like to implement it on your schedule right now? You just need to regenerate your schedule (you will need to select the day and click on generate). The new schedule will be applied within a few minutes. Be careful: since the new planning will be completely recreated the order of the tracks in the previous schedule will be lost, as if the program was completely recreated.
10 . Manage all of your files thanks to the tab « my files »
Would you like to know the status of your uploaded files? It’s easy! Check out the tab « my files ». It allows you to see all of the files that have been uploaded onto your radio (with a maximum ranging from 1000 to 3000 according the status of the radio) this tab is very important, because it’s the only place where you can completely delete a file. In fact, when you delete a file in the music box, it is still present in the files list. This is good to know if you want to « make room » within the files once you start running out of space.