Playlists can be created from the media library and used to play as General Rotation and/or be scheduled to play at a designated time using the Schedule Calendar.
Types of Playlists
General Rotation playlists are played out automatically when there are no scheduled playlist events. Better yet, rotations can be configured with a Playback weight which determines how frequently items are selected for playback. It is also possible to configure what hours a General Rotation playlist should operate in. Read more information about General Rotations.
Jingles & Advertising
The Schedule Calendar is used to define blocks of time that specific Playlists should play out. Read more information about Jingles & Advertising
Jingle playlists are typically used for Station announcements, program announcements or advertising. These playlists are highly configurable to play tracks from a playlist after every x songs play, every x minutes, or hourly on a specific minute. They can also be configured to interrupt existing content, or play between content. Read more information about Scheduling & Events Calendar
Playlists can consist of Individual Tracks, Albums, Artists, and Folders. This makes building playlists highly flexible in design, as you can add several artists, individual albums or an entire folder of content built up for an event.
Often folders will be designated with labels such as 80’s,90’s, Morning Show, Evening Show and will be filled with appropriate audio content. By populating a playlist with a Folder, it allows content to be managed and updated without modifying playlists directly.
Repeat Protection ensures that the same track, or a track from the same album or artist does not play within the defined period, or within a certain number of track plays.
By default Repeat Protection is set to 10 minutes for Track, Album and Artist ensuring that no similar content plays within 10 minutes.
Repeat Protection settings are available on General Rotation playlists, Jingle Playlists, and Scheduled Events.
Read more about Repeat Protection.