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Re: Re: Subchannels. Text. Audio.

At 7:29 PM -0500 2/28/01, SteveOrdinetz wrote:
>Chuckigo@aol.com wrote:
>>Garrett's memory is correct.  the Greater Media stations use the RDS on
>their stations.
>Curiously, how does the encoder "know" what songs are playing/next?  Is
>there a file exported from Selector (or whatever music scheduling program
>they use) to it?  How does it deal with songs dropped for timing, or
>unscheduled songs being aired (I believe you said jocks had some freedom to
>substitute).  How does it stay in sync with what's on the air?

We use a CD jukebox program custom written by our chief engineer, 
Paul Shulins.  The jock enters the songs from the music log by 
scanning them in from bar codes that are part of our Selector logs. 
In case of last minute requests or substitutions, RDS will always 
pick up the song on the air and the song that's cued up, whether it 
was programmed two days earlier or changed two minutes before airtime.

Mark Laurence
Music Director/Magic 106.7