I had to fill a few hours on-air today with content as I was alerted to a volunteer presenter being unwell. The playout system I work with is Simian, which is used by a number of stations in Australia including a major commercial network and accompanied by the Natural Software suite of log creation products.
Being involved with a general community broadcaster it’s important to have a system that allows for multiple formats and has an extensive library of music available. At present I have compiled over 8000 songs which I like to this is pretty impressive as I manually prepare these for the system and I started from nothing. To determine what to source, I monitor major station playlists and also make use of some of the great chart books available from here. I’m hoping to get the volunteers to help compile from the most wanted list.