Standard solutions for radio stations

Radio stations can be classed by their type of broadcasting:

  • Musical radio stations
    • Musical radio stations with live air
    • 100% automatic musical radio stations
    • Composite musical / news stations
    • Musical / news stations with video image
  • Talk show radio stations
    • Talk show / news stations
  • Rebroadcasting stations 
    • Rebroadcasting stations with automatic cut-ins
    • Rebroadcasting stations with large percentage of own broadcasting
    • Rebroadcasting stations with live streaming
  • Network solutions
    • Network stations with no live streaming
    • Network stations with live streaming
  • Special solutions
    • Dubbing
    • Internet streaming
    • Other non-standard solutions

The system selection and the depth of automation depend greatly on the technology a station is going to use. The principle "technology comes first" must be obeyed. For example, the need for live streaming establishes specific requirements for automation systems in the field of live broadcasting. This is connected to the fact that live air can be extremely varied, it may involve live readings of text or commercial reports, microphone cut-ins for the host and guests, telephone games, round tables, live streams and roll calls. If the broadcasting involves multiple programs, the automation system will significantly reduce costs by using broadcasting computer for multi-channel commercial cut-ins. To correctly define the technology and subsequently build a proper complex it is vital to distinguish the type of radio station and its product first. This will greatly reduce system redundancy while still retaining total control over the technological part of the production and providing adequate level of backup.

Radio station - classification methodology

To categorize your radio station please mind the following:

  • The volume of broadcasting per day and the share of own broadcasting in that volume. This parameter is crucial for the backup system and the number and balance of various workplaces.
  • Types of material ratio: programs, music, news and commercials. This parameter defines the genre of the station and is crucial for the structure of the complex.
  • Own production. If there is own production, it is important to define the genre - commercials, news, own musical playlist or thematic programs.
  • Rebroadcasting, if any.
  • Live air, if any, its volume and genre.
  • The number of broadcasting programs (channels).

 

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