Time signals, how to use them

A time signal every 60 minutes on your radio? This may be a good idea to set the tone for your listeners’ day (“You are listening to “Hit Music”, it’s 7 o’clock”) and identifying your music program a little better.

1. How to make a successful time signals? Here are three basic principles:

·         it must be short

·         it must be consistent with your musical style as well as with the other jingles on your radio

·         it can be either identical every hour (a simple sound pause), or it can be different by indicating the time each hour (we have 24 podcasts). If your radio targets listeners across multiple time zones, feel free to give, for example, two different hours (PST and ET for example for the United States), London time (or Lisbon time) and Paris time (or Brussels time) for Europe, for example.

It is also up to you to be creative, to create a timestamp with a funny and quirky style, it will only have a stronger impact.

2. How to program your time signals in the RadioManager?

 If your time top is the same for each hour, simply create a specific podcast tray and program this tray every hour in your Day Template.

 If you have a different time signal every hour, let’s say you have the maximum, i.e., 24, you will have to create 24 podcast boxes. In each of them, you will put a time signal (by checking the box “always valid” at the time of editing). Then just program your 24 podcasts on the Day Template.

 It’s up to you to decide